To say cars have improved through technology is an understatement. Today, KITT, the 1982 Pontiac Trans Am from Night Rider is now more than a reality!
Some of today's car technology can be fun, like Tesla's flatulence feature, but many auto companies are thinking beyond novelty: they are using technology to improve the safety performance of their cars.
Adaptive Cruise Control uses sensors to keep a safe distance from other cars. ACC is starting to become a standard feature on new automobiles and is considered a key component in "intelligent cars." Imagine an extra set of eyes to help you avoid accidents.
For snow drivers, Traction Control and anti-locking braking system (ABS) is a must. Traction Control attempts to prevent the wheels from spinning while ABS helps to prevent the brakes and wheel from locking up. In years past, drivers were taught threshold braking techniques; today, ABS is standard in cars and replaces threshold braking with a faster, more efficient system with your car's specific drivetrain.
Since 2012, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) has been a required feature on all new cars. ESC will anticipate a skid and apply specific pressure to different brakes in order for you to maintain control of the vehicle.
On-board navigation, auto lights, back-up alarms, Forward Collision Warnings and Lane Departure Warning Systems all work together to keep you safe; in turn, keep these innovative systems working accurately with proper maintenance. Stop by Sherwood Auto Repair today and let us keep your car working in tip-top shape through the winter weather.
Sherwood Auto Repair
9965 SW Tualatin-Sherwood Rd
Tualatin, OR, 97062