If you are in the market for a new vehicle and have explored your options at Minnesota car dealerships, how much thought have you given to features that help you avoid accidents? The right features can better ensure you enjoy your new vehicle for many years to come.

Toco Warranty Corp. touches on several car features designed to keep you safe. Be sure to keep them in mind as you narrow down your options for your next car.

Rearview Cameras

Of course, having a rearview camera makes parallel parking so much simpler. Additionally, such cameras make it easier to spot objects or pedestrians behind you that you may not notice by looking over your shoulder, sending out a warning beep when you get too close to something (or someone).

Forward collision warning

If you are guilty of looking down at your phone or any other distraction while driving, you owe it to yourself to drive a vehicle with forward collision warning. The feature uses a combination of lights and noise to alert you of a potential forward collision. Depending on the system, the warning may also include steering wheel vibrations and an automatic brake application.

Lane departure warning

Driving drowsy can lead to drifting out of your lane, which can lead to an accident. Lane departure warning systems help to prevent this with light and sound, possibly even automatically steering you back into your lane. Know that the system is not perfect, as it needs clear lane markings to work effectively.

Adaptive cruise control

It is easier to keep a proper distance from cars ahead of you with adaptive cruise control. You have an easier time saving gas by avoiding sudden braking or acceleration, and there is less chance of you ramming into the car ahead of you.

This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.