Today, safety is the number one priority for all carmakers. Brand new cars are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure driver and passenger safety. Newer car models are generally safer but if you are buying a used or secondhand car, you need to ensure you are buying a car that has a safety rating.
In Australia and New Zealand alone, about nine million car crashes were reported to the police from 1987 to 2019. That’s why the Used Car Safety Ratings is recommended for buyers of used cars so they can make an informed decision about the protection of their cars. Keep this safety rating in mind when buying used Skoda, Hyundai, utes or Mitsubishi Lancer for sale QLD dealers have in showrooms.
What Safety Tips Every Driver Should Know
Whether you are alone or with passengers, always keep safety in mind when sitting behind the steering wheel of your car. It’s easy to get distracted while driving, so it’s important to know and practice the basics of safe driving every time you go out. Whether you plan on buying a new or used Mitsubishi Lancer for sale QLD dealers offer, here are some tips for safe driving.
Focus on your driving
Always give 100% focus on driving and strictly no multitasking allowed. Just because you have a brand new car with all the bling and safety tech doesn’t mean you can slack off. Distractions can lead to fatal accidents. Do not use mobile phones or other electronic devices while driving. Also, don’t forget to slow down. When driving with children, remind them not to cause any distraction and keep them strapped to their seats throughout the ride. Always fasten your seat belt for your safety. It also prevents you from being thrown into the windshield in case of a collision.
Plan your daily itinerary
Before you buy any used Hyundai i30 for sale Brisbane market offers, always consider your daily driving plan. Are you prepared to give your car its much-needed break especially when driving long distances? This doesn’t just apply to used cars but new cars need breaks as well. This keeps them in great shape and helps them last longer.
Include time to stop for lunch, breaks, phone calls, or other business in your itinerary. It only takes a few minutes to pull over to eat and drink.
Always think of safety first
If you are buying second hand Utes for sale QLD brands just to reach your destination faster, then you might be buying for the wrong reasons. If you want to stay safe on the road, minimise your speed. Give ample time for travel so you won’t have to drive like a madman just to get to work or pick up your kids. Increased speed reduces the time it takes for you to react and enhances the severity of the mishap. Also, check the speedometer regularly while driving so you are within the speed limit. If a collision is unavoidable, maintaining a speed limit helps avoid any serious injury.
It’s best to always be prepared to avoid any incidents, regardless if you are buying a used or new Skoda Yeti for sale Brisbane dealers have on display. Expect the unexpected while on the road and be conscious of what other drivers in your area are doing. Frequent scanning of your surroundings helps ensure that you have enough space to move around if needed.
Cars receive five-star ratings for driver protection from death or serious injury. Those with five-star ratings are known to cause less serious injuries to pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and other drivers in case a crash happens. Keep this in mind before you buy any used Mitsubishi Lancer for sale QLD model or better yet, visit our blog for more updates.