THESE CAR FEATURE BENEFITS YOU IN A LONG TRIP
To meet customer satisfaction, the automotive manufacturers are now in a tight competition of providing the latest technology that in the end will bring convenience to both drivers and passengers. Some features are beneficial for shorter trip but even more are good for long trip.
Let’s check on some key features in recently launched cars that you can benefit when traveling long hour.
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1. Paddle shifter
A feature that belongs to cars with automatic transmission. Paddle shift makes shifting gears easy, with a flick of your finger. If you get tired or even bored, the system will take the shifting automatically. The location of this feature is usually behind the steering wheel, easy to find and reach.
2. Cruise control
Cruise control is very helpful when cruising on a relatively clear traffic highway. Once you reach a certain speed, usually at around 40 kph, just push a button and the car will maintain the speed without you have to step on the acceleration pedal. When you step on the brake pedal, the system will disengage automatically.
3. Hill start assist
This system will help a lot for novice drivers. Hill start assist will prevent the car from rolling down when you have to start moving from a dead stop at an incline, by applying brake automatically for a few seconds, plenty of time to move your foot from the brake pedal to the acceleration pedal.
4. TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system)
Air pressure deficiency is the enemy of every car tire, so does over pressure. These two can decrease handling and braking performance, not to mention tires wear and tear. TPMS will alert you when the pressure of any of the tires is too low or too high. This information is displayed via MID (Multi Information Display) on your dashboard meter cluster.
5. Storage space and power outlet
Besides comfortable cabin and a roomy space, storage space to put your small belonging can also be useful during a long trip. From cup holders, seat pocket, to storage space at the door trim can be convenience. Nowadays, power outlet to charge your gadgets or in-car entertainment system, becomes more important among other things.
Of course, these features differs between manufacturers brands, so check your car owner’s manual.Last but not least, drive safely and enjoy the trip!