Skip to main content

Are Cheap Cars Still Safe? What to Consider Before You Buy

A car is more than a necessity. It's an investment that can give you good returns if you choose the right one. You don't have to break the bank to get a good, safe car, however, but you can apply frugal living to your purchase. Here's what to consider before you buy a car to make sure that you get a safe one that's also affordable.

Crashworthiness of the Car

The crashworthiness of a car is a rating for how well a vehicle will protect its passengers when a crash occurs. This term is used by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and is also termed as a five-star safety rating by car manufacturers and dealerships. The material used to construct the car plays a major role in this, with some car bodies being normalized to improve their strength and consistency. Normalizing is a heat treatment technique that sees a steel part held under temperatures as high as 1700°F and then air-cooled so that it increases ferritin grains and becomes more consistent.

Child Safety

If the car you're planning to buy is one that the whole family will use and you have young children, child safety is the second factor you should consider. Look for a car with the universal safety belt attachment system called Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children to make sure it will work with any car seat you use. Check to make sure that the attachment points are accessible and unobscured so you don't have a hard time fixing and removing the car seat. You may also take your child's car seat with you to test if it will be compatible with the car you want to get.

The Size and Weight

A car that's bigger and heavier will be harder to destabilize and cause you to get into an accident than one that's smaller and lighter. However, it's also true that bigger cars can be harder to control and move, so they may end up rolling over in a crash. The best thing, in this case, is to look for a car that's in the middle as far as size is concerned, not too small and light or extremely large. If you want to make physical adjustments to your car, make sure that they don't interfere with the car's shape, size, and weight in a way that will decrease its safety. Work with a reputable metal fabricator who will include safety training with their documented quality control program. This may include the proper use of PPE like 3M masks alongside welder hoods.

Robust Warning Systems

If you can get a car with good warning systems, this will help you stay safer while you drive. Forward crash and lane departure systems can sound an alarm by producing visual and audio cues like alarms and flashing lights to inform the driver of a potential risk so they avoid an imminent crash. While it's a newer safety feature mostly available on high-end cars, it can be found as an after-market add-on by anyone who is interested in it.

The Structural Design

Finally, the structural design of a vehicle will play an important role in the overall safety of the car. A safe car in terms of structural design is one that has a strong occupant compartment that will keep the passengers well-protected in case of a crash. Both the front and the rear of the car need to be built in a way that they will fold and bend properly to absorb the force of a crash. This is especially important for cars with more horsepower, with the average being between 100 and 200 horsepower.

With these five considerations in mind, you can get a car that will help you stay safe while driving. It doesn't have to be a high-end or brand new vehicle because as long as it ticks a majority of these boxes, it will be good to go.

Comments

  1. Wow! Such an amazing and helpful post this is. I really really love it. It's so good and so awesome. I am just amazed. I hope that you continue to do your work like this in the future also.
    고스톱

    ReplyDelete
  2. Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting? I'm pleased I discovered it though, ill be checking back soon to find out what additional posts you include.
    스포츠토토

    ReplyDelete
  3. I believe this is among the so much significant information for me.
    And I'm happy reading your article.
    일본야동

    ReplyDelete
  4. Excellent Blog! I would like to thank for the efforts you have made in writing this post. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. I wanted to thank you for this websites! Thanks for sharing. Great websites!
    토토사이트

    ReplyDelete
  5. I accidentally searched and visited your site. I still saw several posts during my visit, but the text was neat and readable. I will quote this post and post it on my blog. Would you like to visit my blog later? 메이저놀이터추천

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Copycat Boston Pizza's Bandera Bread

Have you ever had a craving for something but then once you looked at it you realized, I can make that myself for next to nothing? That's how I felt last night I thought about ordering in some food but then realized I really don't want to spend any money. I really wanted pizza bread from Boston Pizza. So I recreated it and oh my goodness was it ever good. Try some of these great recipes too!  Pizza Bread Dough 1 cup warm water 1 tsp instant yeast 1 tsp sugar 2 cups flour  Seasoning 1 tbsp melted butter 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion salt 1 tsp parsley 1 tsp rosemary 1 tsp basil 1 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp sugar 1. Combine the water, yeast, and 1 tsp of sugar in the mixing bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Add the flour and salt and mix until a ball of dough forms. Roll ball onto a floured counter top and knead for a couple minutes.  2. Put dough in an oiled bowl and let rise for 30 mins in a warm place with a clean cloth draped over top. While your doug

Affordable Ways To Make Your Home Look Luxurious

How do they do it? Professional designers seem to pull it off so effortlessly, but how will you make your home look more luxurious? You could just employ a professional or you can personally undertake the task of transforming your home into a place of luxury on a budget. In order to save money on your purchases, be creative and vigilant in your pursuit for the perfect style. Follow our budget-friendly ways for making your home a vision of luxury. Think it through, choose a style Luxury look isn’t enough to go on, so before you start shopping and wasting your money on furniture and decorations you might not even use in the end, first do some research. Go online and do some window shopping and find which style is more to your liking . An elegant Victorian style or something more modern and chic? Don’t get me wrong, you may want to mix and match, but before you commit by buying anything, consider what look you are going for. White is the color of elegance Choosing white as yo

DIY Table Revamp - Guest Post

Hi all! I'm Tiffany from This Motherhood is Brought to You by Xanax and I am so excited to be a part of the Guest Post Swap and to be Amanda's swap partner! I love love love her idea on how to make indoor snowballs with egg cartons. I am definitely going to have to try that with my kiddos since my smallest one has decided that it has to snow for Christmas. Poor baby doesn't know snow is hard to come by in Alabama :( For my guest post I wanted to share a little DIY with you guys that involves duct tape! A few months ago my daughter's little chair that goes with her table she sits at every day tore and she made it worse by pulling all of the stuffing out of the seat! What started out as a quick fix turned into a great idea. She loved her seat so much that she has now decided that her table has look cool too so being the smarty pants that she is, she tore her table!