Some people might think of a vehicle as just a way to get from Point A to Point B, but others may value a car for its convenience and comfort. Every year, vehicle buyers spend millions on extra car features. Additional costs can range anywhere from an AC system, all the way to driving or park assist technology.
Last time we spoke, we told you about some features to look out for in 2017 – but what about the most popular ones that are already available? In this post, we’ll show you five of the top requested car features consumers want installed.
- Automatic Transmission
Vehicles come with either automatic or manual (stick shift) transmission. As expected, automatic transmissions automatically change the gears as the car moves, freeing the driver from having to manually shift them as driving conditions change. When it comes to speed, manual transmissions aren’t always faster (despite the stereotypes). In fact, many of the speedsters on the market today are automatic.
A sunroof is a retractable panel that lets light and fresh air into the vehicle. This feature was first offered in 1937 by the Nash Motor company, and has been around ever since. Not all cars will have them, but some nowadays may even have two – one for the front seat and the back seat.
- Cruise Control
Do you tend to have a lead foot? Cruise control settings allow the driver to set their speed so that the system can take over, maintaining the a steady speed and keeping the pace until the driver wishes to turn it off.
- Blind Spot Detection
Blind spots are those half-heart attack moments when someone or something steps from (seemingly) out of nowhere. Different vehicles tend to have different blind spots. For example, some vehicles may have such a large blind spot they cannot see an entire car in the area next to them. Whether you need it or it’s just an extra precaution, blind spot detection may be a good thing to consider.
- Movie players/screens
You often have order screens when buying the vehicle, or purchase and installed afterwards. They allow passengers to be entertained, causing less of a distraction for the driver.