Safety is one of the most important features to look for when deciding what car to buy. Since safety depends on a number of factors, it is not possible to rate them as “safe” or “unsafe” in general. To make an informed decision, all the factors must be considered; this guide will help you look out for the right information.
The use of modern technologies in the automotive industry substantially increases driving safety and comfort; in a dozen or so years cars will most likely not require a driver at all. Nevertheless, until autonomous vehicles have turned us into passengers only, we can still enjoy the benefits of using the most advanced technologies available in the market to make our driving an easy and pleasant experience.
A statistical driver who needs an economical car will most likely be choosing between 2 types of fuel: petrol fitted with LPG, or diesel. What they tend to overlook is that, in the last few years, there has been more and more of the third – hybrid – alternative in the second-hand market. Do hybrid vehicles offer any substantial savings, though?
What we drive today is far closer to a computer than a traditional car. With a rapidly growing number of automatised features that used to be available in premium class only but have now become common, a sat nav, drive computer or parking assist can now be found even in the more popular models.
Our autoDNA.com database has just been updated with a couple dozen manufacturer recalls issued in 2016. Do not wait for a serious breakdown; we have prepared a list of manufacturing faults recently discovered in a number of vehicles. It will help you find out whether your car may have one before it causes real trouble.
Any manufacturing faults which have been discovered in a vehicle of any brand must be forwarded to the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) together with advice on how to remove them. Most of the manufacturers also issue recall actions that allow car owners to have these faults removed free of charge in their ASC. Read more