The Car Safety Features Which Keep You Alive If You Crash

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Undoubtedly the most important part of any car is its safety features. Without safety, a car can be one of the most dangerous pieces of equipment for you, your passengers and other road users. The speeds you reach whilst in your car can be dizzying and it requires technology to ensure you’re safe. Here are a few of the safety features that keep you alive if you were to crash.

Crumple Zone

Crumple zones are a vital part of your car when it comes to ensuring your safety and is one of the most important safety innovations of the past decades. Crumple zones in your car are areas at the front and the back which react a certain way on impact. These areas are designed to bend and collapse in certain ways during a crash which absorbs much of the force of the crash so that the driver remains safe.

Antilock Brakes

Antilock brakes (ABS) were introduced into cars to prevent brakes from locking up the wheels and causing skidding when the brakes were applied. When wheels lock up during hard braking, it becomes impossible for the driver to steer and so much more likely that a crash will occur. With ABS, the driver can manoeuver around obstacles with far greater control and safety.


Airbags began being installed on all cars since 1998 and in light trucks from 1999 and have since saved the lives of countless drivers in the country. With improved technology, which allows airbags to erupt in the blink of an eye, from the sides to protect the torso and features systems which can detect the size and seat position of the passenger, airbags now make driving a far safer activity.

As New Auto Recyclers Offer Top Prices for Unwanted Cars

As New Auto Recyclers are based just outside of Newcastle city centre and offer an efficient and convenient way for local motorists to get rid of their unwanted vehicles. As well as accepting vehicles for scrap, we also have over one million spare parts currently in stock for you to choose from if you require. For vehicle dismantling or spare parts in the area, look no further.

To find out more, please feel free to contact us today. You can find us at either of our locations in Newcastle Upon Tyne or Northumberland, call us on 0191 237 5920 and 01670 332578 for each office respectively or on our out of hours number 07931 169118.

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