Car safety features that you should check before buying a family car

This is a sponsored post written for cars.com talking about car safety features, however the views expressed  are completely personal.

Thinking of buying a new family car? You must have put some thought into deciding the car, like where you stay, how big is your family, your budget and any deal that you might be getting. When you decide to buy a car for the family the reason and the vision for buying it is usually utility and functionality centered.

The other thing that needs to be kept in mind while buying a family car is the safety feature. With new models coming in every year, the amount of snazzy features they bring in can be dizzying and confusing, however there are a few basic safety features that you should check for before choosing to buy a car for your family.

few basic safety features that you should check for before choosing to buy a car for your family.

Anti-lock brakes

Anti-lock brakes are an important feature that helps you break in an event of emergency. If you had to slam on the brakes to avoid an accident, you don’t want your brakes to get locked.

Airbags

The front airbags are extremely important and help reduce the impact during an accident. Some cars come with side airbags and if you have the budget opting for it is a great idea. Side airbags helps reduce the threat of injury in a mishap.

Car seats and suitability

If you have a baby or a toddler in the house, you will have a car seat in the back. Make sure your car seat model and your car are a good fit. Read and understand the special instructions that come along, if your car has airbags at the back

Rear Camera

The family car is usually big and with such cars maneuvering with just mirrors might be difficult and unsafe. Having a rear view camera helps to see if something is directly behind the vehicle.

Proximity Sensors

These sensors are extremely useful when you are parking or trying to pull out of a driveway. The back or sides are not completely covered by mirrors and if there is a pet, a bicycle or worse a child, you won’t be able to see it. In such situations proximity sensors and rear view camera will alert you.

You can choose a wide range of cars with varied safety features at Cars.com

Post Author: nehagpatwardhan

Neha Tambe is a freelance social media marketer, writer and influencer. Founder and Owner of nehatambe.com.

30 thoughts on “Car safety features that you should check before buying a family car

    Khushboo

    (January 30, 2018 - 8:46 am)

    Thanks for the tips. I have been meaning to buy a car seat but just didn’t know how to go about choosing one. Your post has given me some headway on it.

    Zainab

    (January 30, 2018 - 1:25 pm)

    Those are some awesome tips for keeping in mind before investing in a car. I didn’t know rear camera plays such a vital role.

      nehagpatwardhan

      (January 31, 2018 - 1:32 pm)

      Thanks Zainab

    Amrita

    (January 30, 2018 - 2:57 pm)

    I need to get the proximity sensor .Its very useful.A very useful post for all .Car safety is important.

      nehagpatwardhan

      (January 31, 2018 - 1:33 pm)

      Glad you found it useful Amrita

    anupriya

    (January 30, 2018 - 8:55 pm)

    Unfortunately, air bags in our country are more of a luxury feature than a safety feature. I am totally with you on all the points, specially the proximity sensors.
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      nehagpatwardhan

      (January 31, 2018 - 1:32 pm)

      True Anupriya and I hope it changes soon! With so many cars on the roads and high accident ratios, it is a necessity today.

    Sachin Baikar

    (January 31, 2018 - 9:05 am)

    Very useful post for new car buyers.

      nehagpatwardhan

      (January 31, 2018 - 1:33 pm)

      Thanks Sachin

    Mithun

    (January 31, 2018 - 12:39 pm)

    sensory and cameras is not required. What you need is a good build quality with other features.

    Sonam

    (January 31, 2018 - 3:30 pm)

    Great tips on buying a new car, I didn’t know about the anti locks brakes.. Your post will definitely people to look certain important features in the car..

    Sapna Krishnan

    (January 31, 2018 - 9:20 pm)

    We don’t own a car yet but that is on the list for this year. I am sure this post is going to help me during my purchase. Will save it.

    Firdaus Peerzada

    (January 31, 2018 - 9:44 pm)

    This is quite an helpful article.. Car safety is really important and should not be skipped.

    Salma Mehajabeen

    (January 31, 2018 - 9:48 pm)

    Il share this to my mommy friends who are expecting so that it will help them
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    Priya

    (January 31, 2018 - 11:41 pm)

    This is a very useful post. it is very important to keep safety in mind rather than just going for looks and speed.
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    Charu Sareen

    (February 1, 2018 - 12:12 am)

    The features you have listed are a must. Super imp for the safety. Thanks for sharing.

    Tina Basu

    (February 1, 2018 - 10:39 am)

    I always look for dual airbags, anti-lock brakes while choosing my car. Safety features are important in cars.
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    Deepa

    (February 1, 2018 - 1:53 pm)

    Air bags are very important and its good that these days its there in new cars. All these safety features are important to be safe especially in a family car.
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    Kamana@SocialandStyle

    (February 1, 2018 - 3:43 pm)

    Great tips and so helpful when car shopping when you have a family!
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    Roopika

    (February 1, 2018 - 4:31 pm)

    Those are some new yet essential features and must haves you have listed! Very helpful post!

    Alpana Deo

    (February 1, 2018 - 6:00 pm)

    Very useful tips. I am glad you covered the rear camera feature. Mostly, we pay attention to the other features. Proximity sensors helps a lot in busy Street and when we have to do parallel parking.

    Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan

    (February 2, 2018 - 6:28 pm)

    Absolutely a comprehensive list of to dos to maintain safety in a car. Air bags and anti lock bags are a must. Car seats for children are important

    Papri Ganguly

    (February 2, 2018 - 8:34 pm)

    Safety always comes first when buying a new car

    Anubhuti

    (February 2, 2018 - 8:56 pm)

    Wasn’t aware about the proximity sensors to this extent. Thanks for bringing this to my notice ..
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    Neha Gupta

    (February 2, 2018 - 9:22 pm)

    Thanks for the informative and useful tips..I did buy a car seat on my 9th month itself and did use it for my little one.As said safety comes first in the case of travel especially with children on board.

    Dr. Pooja Kapoor

    (February 3, 2018 - 1:54 pm)

    My husband took all these decisions when we bought our car. I only selected the color 🤣🤣. I actually don’t know how to drive and don’t know much about these things. And I’m not proud of it 🤷🏻‍♀️. But now I know, if ever in future, I do plan to learn how to drive and if I ever buy another car, I’ll come back to this article. Thank you Neha.

    Nayantara Hegde

    (February 3, 2018 - 4:51 pm)

    These are some great tips. We are planning to buy a new car soon and I will be sure to share these tips with my husband. Especially keen on the proximity sensor.
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    Rohini James

    (February 5, 2018 - 9:02 am)

    Those are some very good tips on what to look for when buying a family car.

    Douglas Hawkins

    (March 3, 2018 - 12:13 pm)

    It’s a really helpful and safety tips. Your tips are really working for the people. Thank you for shear a great information.

    Andrew Powell

    (April 10, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    Yes every car owner must check car safety features buying before family car. Your information is really important for car but I think check more safety features before buying a family car. Am I right ?
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