Six safety and convenience driving features to consider

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Driving can be liberating. It’s a form of freedom. You can go where you want when you want, and you’re in control. Driving a car can be more than just a way to get from one location to another. While in transit, there’s a lot to enjoy.

Driving can be comforting and entertaining, and the experience can be better because of extra safety considerations. While not always essential, the car’s safety features complement the overall enjoyment of getting behind the wheel.

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime assists the driving experience with 11.6-inch vertically positioned infotainment center.
The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime assists the driving experience with 11.6-inch vertically positioned infotainment center.

Infotainment Systems

A vehicle with a navigation system installed is ideal and it has a lot of different features. A new buyer won’t have to worry about an added expense and the potential anxiety of getting lost is no longer an issue.

Driving is better with optional features

Besides a Global Positioning System (GPS), many cars have Bluetooth connectivity as standard equipment. It allows meaning connecting your phone and your favorite media choices like music or podcasts. Listening to the radio can be satisfying but have options is good.

Dash Camera

A Dash Cam is a good way to film your driving and the habits of others on the road. If you’re in an accident or a dispute while you’re driving, the record of the occurrence will provide proof of what happened, where you are facing a marijuana DUI  or if you are accused of other bad driving behavior.

Heated seats are a convenience to enhance the driving experience.
Heated seats are a convenience to enhance the driving experience.

The video of a crash or another problem on the road is particularly important if there’s a disagreement of who’s at fault.

Situations in cars can occur in an instant. A dash camera is an ideal way to decipher exactly what happened.

Reversing Camera

While it’s not required, a reversing camera can do a lot when it comes to making your vehicle much safer to drive. All cars have a blind spot. Whether you’re driving big or small vehicles, there’s always something to gain from an extra set of eyes behind your car.

Those blind spots can make it more difficult to reverse in or out of parking spots, make maneuvers in traffic, or see if cars are approaching behind you. If a driver often who and what’s behind them on the road, a dash carer can substantially help.

Remote Unlocking

Remote unlocking has become much more common with modern cars. But if your car is older, the proper aftermarket equipment can be installed to provide an update for remote unlocking.

Why is this a good idea? It provides convenience and increased security.

It’s as simple as pressing a button while you walk away from your car. It may not seem important, but the convenience can save you time and effort in many driving situations.

Blind Spot Mirrors

Similar to a rear camera, having a blind spot mirror installed can help proper safety when reversing. While it doesn’t claim to be as effective as a reversing camera, a block spot mirror is less expensive. It’s a small mirror you can put on your wing mirrors, providing a clearer view of what’s behind you. It’s not a top-of-the-line safety feature, but it can certainly help to see those previously obstructed blind spots.

You can’t be too safe while driving. Being careless with your blind spots not only puts you in danger, but other drivers too, and that’s another reason more innovative features are important.

Heated Seats

While driving is a great experience, it can become undesirable in some situations. Many people use their cars to get to work, and it can be dreadful getting into your car on a cold winter morning.

Having to scrape the windscreen, then getting inside it — it’s uncomfortable. Heated seats installed into your car help combat the cold. If you own a newer car, this might already be a feature that your car has installed – but again, there’s nothing wrong with having modern features installed into older cars.

It can be expensive to add options to your vehicle, but if you’re passionate about driving, there’s plenty to add to make your driving experience more pleasant.

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