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Unique Car Features for Aging Adults

Posted by David Ghiorso, CPA, May 27, 2016

Driving offers independence at all stages of life, but many people find that it becomes difficult to drive as they get older. If you are in the golden years of your life, and you want to continue with your car ownership, then there are several car features that you might consider.

New Car Features for Safety

If you want to maintain safety, then you need to be sure that you are driving the right type of car. Certain electronic features are designed to make it easier for you to drive by reducing the likelihood of accidents in parking lots or on the road. At the same time, these electronic features can provide an enjoyable experience during the drive because of the entertainment system.

These are a few features that are often enjoyed by aging adults:

  • Maintenance Info: Technology makes it simple to keep track of the maintenance tasks that are needed for your car. You might have a gas gauge that gives information about how many miles are left before the tank needs to be refilled. Other features include information about tire pressure and when it is time for another oil change. Keeping up with regular maintenance is a great way to ensure the safety of your vehicle.
  • Backup Camera: A backup camera is helpful to improve visibility and reduce the possibility of an accident.
  • Sensors: Did you know that you can buy a car with sensors, which help to warn you with an audible or visible signal when you are too close to cars or barriers near the car? These sensors help to prevent a collision if you don’t react fast enough.

In addition to having the right type of car, it is also a good idea to visit with a medical professional on a regular basis. Maintaining good health is essential to ensure that you have the reflexes and visual skills that are needed for safety behind the wheel.

To make these medical visits affordable, you need to be sure that you have a high-quality insurance plan to cover the costs. We specialize in insurance coverage during retirement, and we invite you to contact us to learn more about the coverage that is available for you.

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