When you are shopping for a new vehicle, safety is probably going to be a top priority, right after affordability, practicality and attractiveness. Fortunately Chevy, Buick and GMC safety features are some of the best. Keep reading to learn what safety features are available on GM vehicles and how these great active and passive features are keeping you safer on the road.
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Chevy Buick GMC Safety Features
From the very structure of the vehicle to available advanced active crash prevention features, the safety advantages on Chevy, Buick and GMC vehicles offer a high degree of protection. Many vehicles offer as many as ten airbags for surround protection in the case of a crash. Most GM vehicles also come with several months complementary OnStar support, which includes the ability to notify emergency services in the case of a crash. Here are a few more safety features available on GM vehicles.
Standard on many models, the rearview camera can help with parking and backing up by giving you an unobstructed view behind your vehicle. It can be especially useful watching for children.
Blind Spot Warnings
This feature will notify drivers if there is another vehicle in their blind spot. This can prevent someone trying to pull into a lane when they can’t see, or don’t notice, a car beside them.
Rear Cross Traffic Alerts
This feature greatly simplifies backing up. Your vehicle will warn you if a car is coming up behind you as you are pulling out of a parking space, which means fewer accidents.
Lane Keeping Assist
Many Chevy, Buick and GMC vehicles are available with lane keeping alerts and lane keeping assistance. These warn you if you are drifting out of your lane on the highway, and, in some cases, will help gently steer you back into the correct lane to avoid collisions.
Forward Collision Alert
With forward collision alert, and the even more advanced automatic braking, drivers can be warned of possible collisions in time to minimize or avoid impacts. With automatic braking, a vehicle will even begin to stop on its own when it senses a possible forward impact.
The exact features available on a given model vary wildly, but most of these are available on at least one trim level of all the Chevy, Buick and GMC vehicles available here at Craig Dunn Motor City. Other exciting feature options include a Safety Alert Seat and the new Back Seat Notification on the 2017 GMC Acadia.
Contact a Craig Dunn Motor City team member today to learn more about what safety features are available on GM vehicles.