New car features keep you safer on the road Posted in General, Auto Thanks to advancements in technology, newer vehicles are smarter in detecting and avoiding accidents, making our roads safer. The next time you are in the market for a new set of wheels, be sure to ask your auto sales rep about these safety features and request a test drive so you can see how each feature works in action. Blind Spot Warning: Detects when another vehicle is located on your side or behind you Automatic Emergency Braking: Detects a possible forward crash and employs the brakes for you (crash avoidance) Lane Departure Assist: Senses when your vehicle is drifting out of your designated lane Adaptive Cruise Control: Automatically adjusts your vehicle’s speed to maintain a certain distance from vehicles ahead of you Automatic High Beams: Automatically turns your high beams on and off when an oncoming vehicle approaches or there is a vehicle ahead These safety features and car technologies vary by manufacturer and model. If you purchase a new vehicle or trade in an old one, be sure to reach out to your local independent agent and review your auto insurance policy. Integrity Insurance offers a discount* on vehicles equipped with Blind Spot Warning and/or Automatic Emergency Braking. Learn more about Integrity Auto Insurance here. *Available coverages and discounts vary by state Disclaimer: This article is for informational and suggestion purposes only. If the insurance policy coverage descriptions in this article conflict with the language in the policy, the language in the policy applies. Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Related resources New car features can help save lives Posted in General, Auto The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports newer vehicles are dramatically safer than the older models. It's a no brainer that as time goes on technology evolves — just think how it has impacted the computer and cell phone industry. Get the facts on what safety features rate best. Tips for buying a car Posted in Auto According to TrueCar.com the average new car costs $30,508 and for many it’s the second most expensive purchase behind a home. Start by taking the guesswork out of car shopping by following these tips that will hopefully save you time and possibly a few dollars whether you’re purchasing a new or used vehicle.