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Find a used vehicle that is safe!

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Q&A, Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 at 4:57 PM
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What driver-assist features should I look for on a used vehicle?

Many of the newer vehicles that you will find on the road today have some great driver-assist features. Some of these features help a driver know when it is not safe to change lanes while others help the driver keep a safe and consistent speed. If you are thinking about purchasing a new-to-you vehicle, keep reading as we answer the question, “what driver-assist features should I look for on a used vehicle?”

Center Console with Navigation ScreenTop driver-assist features to have in your used vehicle

We believe that the systems listed below should be a top priority when you are searching for a used vehicle with driver-assist features. It is important to note that these features are very beneficial, but they do not replace the good habits that you learned in your driver’s safety course!

  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Pedestrian Detection with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Automatic Rear Braking
  • Backup Camera
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Centering Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

Read More: What to look for when test driving a used vehicle


Different manufacturers have different names for the same feature

Say that you were looking at a used Toyota vehicle and a used Hyundai vehicle. Both vehicles are very safe and have many driver-assist features. However, the two manufacturers call their Forward Collision Warning technology two different things. Toyota calls their Forward Collision Warning system a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection while Hyundai calls their Forward Collision Warning system Forward-Collision Avoidance Assist.

Read More: How to find the best insurance rates for used vehicles


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Where can I learn more about vehicles with driver-assist features?

Stop on out and see us at Coast to Coast Motors! We are always receiving new inventory. Our friendly staff is happy to show you around our lot and answer all of your questions. Make sure that you also ask about our buy here pay here financing options. We are a great option if you have bad credit or no credit. We look forward to working with you!


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