Purchasing a new vehicle is a really big decision and includes many factors. Do you need a car, SUV, or pickup truck? How many passengers? What color? And many other important considerations that lead to buying the right vehicle. One thing that shouldn’t be sacrificed is safety. When you buy a new Chevrolet for sale you have the peace of mind knowing these trucks and SUVs can be equipped with available driver-assist and advanced safety tech. Chevrolet prides itself on producing high-quality automobiles that drive great and keep drivers and passengers safe on the road. In this article, our team at Vern Eide GM in Mitchell will provide a summary of the available active safety features on new Chevy vehicles.
How do these Chevy advanced safety features work? Vern Eide GM is here with a brief explanation of the latest driver-assist tech offered when you purchase a new Chevy for sale near Sioux Falls. Most of the features are pretty straightforward, but our helpful guide will give you a summary of what you should expect.
How does Lane Keep Assist work? The system uses a brief, gentle steering wheel turn to alert you when you may be unintentionally drifting out of detected lane lines, so you can steer to stay safely in your lane. If needed, you may receive additional Lane Departure Warning alerts.
What is the Following Distance Indicator? This system can provide you with the following gap time in seconds between your vehicle and a detected vehicle you’re following, helping you decide if you’re following much too closely.
What is Forward Collision Alert? This system can warn you when it detects a potential front-end collision with a vehicle you’re following so you can quickly take action. If you are following a detected vehicle too closely, Forward Collision Alert can also provide a tailgating warning.
What is Front Pedestrian Braking? At speeds below 50 mph in the daytime, Front Pedestrian Braking can help you avoid or reduce the severity of a front-end collision with a pedestrian it detects directly ahead of you. The system provides pedestrian alerts and can even automatically provide hard emergency braking or enhance the driver’s hard braking.
How does the Chevy rear camera work? The Rear Vision Camera shows you an image of the area directly behind your vehicle when you’re in Reverse at low speeds, which can help you while parking and avoid nearby obstacles.
What is Chevy HD Surround Vision? Using multiple cameras, Surround Vision will display a digital overhead image of the area around your vehicle along with Rear Vision Camera or front views. Like the Rear Vision Camera, it works at low speeds and may help you park and avoid nearby objects.
What is Rear Cross Traffic Alert? This system can warn you of detected left or right cross traffic behind your vehicle when you’re in Reverse.
What’s the difference between cruise control and Adaptive Cruise Control? Unlike conventional cruise control, Chevy’s Adaptive Cruise Control can automatically maintain a driver-selected gap time from the detected vehicle you’re following while you steer.
What does Rear Park Assist mean? Rear Park Assist is a system that can provide distance alerts to nearby detected objects behind your vehicle to help you park and avoid collisions when you’re in Reverse at low speeds.
What are IntelliBeam® headlamps? These intuitive headlights can automatically turn the vehicle’s high beam headlamps on and off according to surrounding traffic conditions.
Additional help is always a good thing, and Chevrolet driver assistance features such as OnStar® Safety and Security, Safety Alert Seat, and Teen Driver Technology, give South Dakota an added boost of confidence behind the wheel.
Chevy’s Teen Driver Tech offers a number of customizable settings associated with a key fob to help encourage better driving behaviors. It can limit certain vehicle features and automatically turn on certain safety systems (if the vehicle is equipped). An in-vehicle report card provides information on driving habits and helps continue to coach the new driver. Includes Buckle-to-Drive which prevents the driver from shifting from Park for up to 20 seconds if the driver’s seat belt is not fastened.
With OnStar and Advisor, Chevy is ready to help 24/7. Whether you’re in a crash, need assistance recovering a stolen vehicle, or find yourself facing a crisis or emergency, you’ll get help from a specially trained OnStar Advisor.
The Safety Alert Seat feature uses left, right, or both-side driver seat vibration pulses to help you identify the direction of potential crashes so you can quickly take action. You can also switch to beeping crash avoidance alerts.
If you’d like to learn more about all available Chevy safety technology, you can stop by our location at 219 East 1st Avenue in Mitchell, SD, or give us a call at (605) 550-7703 and we’ll answer all of your technical questions. Our Chevy dealership is near Sioux Falls and just a short drive down I-90 West. If you already know the car, truck, or SUV you want, we’ll bring it from our floor to your door with our vehicle delivery service. We Deliver at Vern Eide Chevrolet Buick GMC!