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Vehicle Safety Ratings Explained

Automakers tout vehicle safety ratings like badges of achievement. What exactly do vehicle safety ratings mean? Our Ferrari of Atlanta team gets this question frequently. Here's our quick rundown.

Vehicle Safety Ratings 101

Vehicle safety ratings span one to five starts. The NHTSA issues the ratings based on careful evaluation of special crash test results. The crash tests, conducted with life-sized male and female dummies, entail simulating collisions in different driving scenarios. There are four main tests:

  • Frontal collision
  • Side barrier
  • Side pole
  • Rollover

 

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How Can a Blind-Spot Monitor Make You Safer on Atlanta Streets?

Are you a bit confused about the function of your vehicle's blind-spot monitor? If so, then allow us here at Ferrari of Atlanta to point out this safety feature's role. The blind-spot monitor is adept at alerting vulnerable drivers, like yourself, of other Roswell motorists' cars that may be traveling in your pesky blind spots.

How does the blind-spot monitor accomplish this, though? In most blind-spot monitor systems, it is a simple radar sensor installed on the back bumper of your car. More advanced blind-spot monitors, however, can combine this with the power of a camera. 

 

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There Are Advantages to Buying a Used Car

Looking for a new vehicle can be a daunting process. There are so many great makes and models out there to choose from that it can seem impossible to find the perfect one for you. This is also why you will want to consider buying a used car. You will find tremendous value in doing so.

Right away, you will notice that you save depreciation when you decide on a used vehicle. This is because the original owner has already suffered the brunt of that expense. You can often get a lightly used car for a fraction of the price…

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Tips on Sharing the Road with Bicylists

Whether its to save fuel or get as much exercise as possible, more and more people are riding bicycles today. This can be confusing to both the bicyclists and the drivers on the road? Who has the right of way and who should yield to who are common questions. At Ferrari of Atlanta, we can offer some very helpful tips on sharing the road with bicyclists.

  • Take care when turning. Most bicyclists ride on the right side of the road, but they can still be difficult to see in your blind spot. If you're making a right turn, always…
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Ideas on Traveling with Pets

When you love your pet, you probably do what you can to take care of it. Traveling with dogs and cats come with special considerations to help keep the four-legged friend in good shape. For those going on long trips, taking the pet for a vet checkup seems advisable.

When "only" intending to take a long drive, taking the pet out for short drives could make the dog or cat more comfortable with the long trips. And it would be highly advisable to purchase a safe and comfortable carrying container, one that gives the pet ample space and room for…

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Try It Before You Buy It

Taking a car for a test drive is a great way to get a feel of the driving experience in a vehicle you're considering purchasing. While it's important to enjoy the emotional aspect of buying a car, you must incorporate logic and practicality into your final decision. Below are two steps you can take to help you make the right choice.

1) List the things you want in a car and see how that feature or experience measures up to your expectations once you're behind the wheel. Drive over different surfaces and note the car's response…
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How to Use Four-Wheel Drive: Understanding the Difference Between 4H and 4L

Four-wheel drive capability makes it easier for drivers to safely navigate slick, icy, and uneven roads. With four-wheel drive, Roswell motorists can easily traverse terrain that might send two-wheel drive vehicles off onto the shoulder. Drivers can get better traction, experience better handling, and enjoy greater control. At Ferrari of Atlanta, we believe that the key to getting the most out of your four-wheel drive vehicle lies in understanding how to use it.

What 4H Is And When To Engage It

Four-high or high-range four-wheel drive is perfect for negotiating icy, snowy...
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How To Keep Thieves From Stealing Your Vehicle

Vehicle theft is a major problem in many areas. No one wants to have their vehicle taken from them, so Ferrari of Atlanta would like to provide some simple steps to keeping your car as secure as possible.

There are some ways that you can help prevent car theft. Always roll your windows all the way up when not in the vehicle, and make sure that you don't leave you keys in the car. Park in places that have good lighting, and never leave valuable items in a place where thieves can see them.

Installing an anti-theft device in…

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The Basics of a Blind-Spot Monitor

Our Ferrari of Atlanta team loves to talk safety features, an ever-evolving field of driver-assist tech that gets better every year. The blind-spot monitor is the tech feature of the day, but what is it exactly? Following is a quick rundown.

Eyes in Back of Your Head

A blind spot monitor detects vehicles in your blind spot as you're driving through Roswell or out in the country. The monitor uses mirrors, lasers or sensors, giving you a heads up with either a vibrating driver's seat or a light in your driver's side mirror.

The blind spot monitor…
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Make The Best Decision On Your Purchase

When you come to visit us at Ferrari of Atlanta we will be here to help you make the most informed decision on your purchase. We know that buying a new car isn't always the best option. In fact, most people spend way too much money on a new car when they could have bought an even better car that's a year old and saved thousands! In the end, we want you to be happy with your purchase. That's why we provide you with detailed vehicle histories of all of our used cars so that you can…
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