Depending on the speed at impact and the size and weight of the object struck, front air bags inflate to prevent occupants from hitting the dashboard, steering wheel, and windshield. Air bags can drastically reduce the potential for serious injury in the event of an accident, especially high-speed and head-on collisions. While all used cars come with air bags, luxury used cars often come with multiple airbags in addition to those in the steering wheel and dashboard for added protection.
Antilock Brake System
An antilock brake system (ABS) prevents a vehicle’s wheels from locking up during emergency braking, which gives the driver greater steering control. All passenger cars are either equipped with two-wheel or four-wheel ABS. Some luxury used cars also include brake assist in addition to ABS, which senses emergency braking to activate the ABS more quickly and easily compared to vehicles without brake assist.
Traction Control/Stability Control
Traction and stability control systems are designed to improve vehicle stability, especially during extreme steering maneuvers. Traction control adjusts engine power output and may even apply braking force to selected wheels to keep the vehicle’s tires firmly planted on the pavement. Electronic stability control, on the other hand, automatically applied the brake to correct oversteer or understeer.
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As someone who lives in the Dallas area, you’re probably all too familiar with the feeling of climbing into a scorching-hot car after it has been parked outside. It only takes 90 minutes for the interior temperature of your car to jump 48 degrees when it’s 90 degrees outside! This extreme heat isn’t just uncomfortable for you and your luxury vehicle’s passengers—it can also damage the way your car looks and performs. Whether you drive a used Mercedes, used Jaguar, or another used luxury vehicle, it’s important to keep your car in good shape by protecting it from extreme heat and prolonged sun exposure. Take a look at this infographic to see how heat affects everything in your car, from the exterior paint job to battery life. Please share with your friends and family, and do your best to keep your used luxury vehicle out of the Dallas heat!
The all-new Jaguar F-TYPE represents the first two-seater from Jaguar in over 50 years. To celebrate this momentous occasion, automotive expert and driving enthusiast Alan Taylor drove the supercharged F-TYPE through the curving roads of Spain, and on the famous Navarra Circuit track. Watch this video from Jaguar USA to see the F-TYPE in action. You will also learn about the racing heritage behind the F-TYPE, and why Jaguar’s Director of Design, Ian Callum, was chosen as the man to bring new life to one of the most celebrated design in the motoring world.
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