Safety is a major part of the auto industry. New features are developed every year that focus on increasing your safety on the road. Kia continues to develop new technologies and implement them as standard features across its vehicle lines. If you are interested in finding the safest vehicle possible, here is a look at four Kia safety features to keep you out of harm’s way.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Improving safety means improving the level of control that you have over your vehicle at all times. Kia installs its Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system to measures the road conditions and redistributes the power coming from the powertrain to where it is needed most. That allows your Kia to maintain traction in tight turns and on slick surfaces by limiting the power when traction begins to weaken, and increasing the power when you need to keep a turn tight at higher speeds.
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
Improving your driving safety also revolves around the ability to avoid accidents by braking. Kia uses the Autonomous Emergency Braking system to help you brake when needed. For example, it can help you avoid accidents by applying the breaks when your tires start to lose traction. Even in the slipperiest of conditions, you’ll better maintain control over your vehicle.
Traction Control System (TCS)
Similar to the AEB, the Traction Control System (TCS) maintains traction by varying the spin rate of each individual tire. In slippery conditions, applying too much power can cause your car to lose traction. The simple solution from the TCS is to either apply the brakes or divert the power coming from the powertrain somewhere else so that your tires can spin at the appropriate rate.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
While flat tires are obvious to most people, it can be difficult to detect when tire pressure is low. However, low tire pressure is just as dangers, since it can lead to blowouts or traction issues. That is why Kia equips its vehicles with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. It will monitor your tire pressure and warn you when action needs to be taken. You won’t have to worry about checking your tires all of the time since your Kia will tell you when something is out of place.
Lane Departure Warning System
Accidents are commonly caused by objects in the driver’s blind spot. You can avoid these accidents in a Kia that is equipped with a Lane Departure Warning System. It monitors your blind spots and the lanes around you. When you start to move out of your lane, it will warn you if you are drifting or there is something in your blind spot.
Driving can be fun, but can also dangerous if you are unprepared. Kia’s safety features are a great way to avoid accidents and other problems. Visit your nearest Kia dealership to learn more about the new features and to experience some of these safety features firsthand during your test drive.
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