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10 safety checks to make before you buy from Consumer Reports

Posted on February 19, 2014
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When purchasing a new or used vehicle, its safety features is one of the most important things to consider to keep you and your loved ones safe on the road. Check out these 10 safety checks to make before you buy from ConsumerReports.org to help you make the right decision.

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10 safety checks to make before you buy

From crash tests to child seats, here's what to look for when comparing vehicle safety

 

 

You need to consider several factors when evaluating a vehicle's overall safety. They range from how it performs in an emergency-handling situation and how it protects its occupants in a collision to how easy it is to secure a child seat. When comparing vehicles, it's important to look at all the appropriate variables, including safety-related ratings and features.

Below is a list of 10 safety checks that Consumer Reports recommends reviewing before you make your final buying decision. Read the list details in the full article at Consumer Reports.org. And for full access to all ConsumerReports.org ratings and reviews be sure to sign up with your Union Plus 27% online subscription discount.

  1. Insurance-industry crash-test ratings
  2. Government crash-test ratings
  3. Electronic stability control (ESC)
  4. Rollover resistance
  5. Antilock brake system (ABS)
  6. Accident avoidance
  7. Air bags
  8. Safety-belt features
  9. Head restraints
  10. Child safety

 

Read the full article at Consumer Reports.org.  And for full access to all ConsumerReports.org ratings and reviews be sure to sign up with your Union Plus 27% online subscription discount.

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