New technology is being developed every day in order to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones on the road. Despite the intricate combination of mechanical equipment and software in newer vehicles, many drivers will eventually require collision repair services. Take a look below to learn about some of the most advanced safety features and to learn why professional auto body repair is essential after an accident:
- Crash Prevention
Crash prevention features focus on maintaining control of the vehicle at all times. Antilock braking (ABS), traction control, and electronic stability control (ESC) systems continuously monitor the speed and direction of the vehicle to detect minute slides and apply corrective force to the wheels. Since these have proven to be some of the most effective car safety features, the NHTSA has rendered ESC systems mandatory in all new passenger vehicles.
- Emergency Assistance
Despite the effectiveness of crash prevention systems, some auto collisions are simply unavoidable. Telematics systems such as OnStar and SYNC maintain a continuous link with a satellite network to provide you with services ranging from GPS navigation to emergency assistance in the event of an auto collision. You can even link this system to your cell phone in order to contact your preferred auto collision repair specialist.
- Damage Mitigation
Automakers now incorporate a combination of passive safety features—seat belts, air bags, tire pressure monitoring systems—with active safety features that automatically engage before a wreck. Brake assist systems in luxury models use sensors to identify objects in front of the vehicle and automatically apply a light braking force in the moments prior to an imminent crash.
Despite these innovations in automotive safety, they all rely on automotive hardware to work properly. Schiro’s Collision Repairs has been reliably serving North Hollywood and the surrounding areas for over 60 years. To learn more about our towing, collision repair, and car rental services, call (818) 765-8172 or contact us online today.