5 Safety Checks to Do Before You Buy a Used Car

December 22nd, 2021 by

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There are many things you must think about and consider before you buy a used car. From efficiency and power to technology, comfort and safety, all of these qualities matter. If you are looking for a used car in Hiram, GA and want it to give you the protection you need on the road, this list will help you decide which one is best for you by showing you the top five safety checks you should do before you buy. 

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5 Used Car Safety Checks 

  1. An air bag coming our of a steering wheelCrash Test Ratings. Before buying a used car, you’ll want to make sure it is safe to drive and able to protect you and your passengers while on the road. Learn more about crash test ratings on used cars by visiting the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) websites.
  2. Accident-Avoidance Systems. If you want to drive a safe used car, learn more about its safety features and driver assistance features that are available. 
  3. Air Bags. All, newer used models will come equipped with dual front air bags, but if you want increased safety protection, look for a used car that offers more advanced air bag systems. 
  4. Head Restraints. Head restraints protect you and your passengers against the whiplash injuries that come from a rear-end collision 
  5. Child Safety. One of the best child safety features found in a used car is a system called LATCH. LATCH stands for Lower Anchor and Tethers for Children. This system makes it easier for you to attach child safety seats. Make sure to test your child safety seat to see if it fits in the used car you are looking to buy before you purchase it. 

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