While on your search for the perfect car take into account these three factors for your new or used auto; Crashworthiness, Vehicle Structural Design and Vehicle Size and Weight.
The crashworthiness of a car can let you know what kind of risk you are at while driving. All cars have this rating and it can be viewed at Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s, web site.
Vehicle structure is imperative in the event of an accident. The center or cage of the vehicle should be a strong compartment. The front and rear of the vehicle should be designed to absorb any impact in the event of a crash, allowing the cage to stay strong and keep everyone safe. Once the cage has been damaged, injury is likely to increase.
The size and weight of a vehicle allows you to have some peace of mind when you are out on the road. Studies have shown the larger a car the safer you are going to be. Based on the laws of physics, cars that are larger and heavier drive that force in the accident towards the smaller vehicles. Of course we can’t all have the largest car on the road; however based within your budget you could have a large enough ratio to keep you and your loved ones safe.
When all this is said and done you will not only have a new safe car, you will need insurance to cover your new car. Make sure and sit down with your local agent and see if any of the safety features on your new car allow for discounts towards your premium. Good luck and get shopping!