Sacramento Mercedes Safety

by admin, August 13, 2014

Sacramento Mercedes Car Safety

I’m often asked what makes the automobiles of today so much more technologically-advanced than

those of the past. They don’t do a heck of a lot more than they used to. Sure, there are more bells and

whistles but the primary function is still to get people from point A to B. While true, cars of today

do it much better for far less fuel and much safer than cars of the past. Are we talking space shuttle

technology here? No, not quite but there is almost as much work that goes into the design process of

some of the systems of the cars of today. At our Sacramento Mercedes shop, we know vehicles inside

In order to make commuting more economical automobiles had to be made more fuel-efficient all

while trying to satisfy the consumers craving for larger and more luxurious automobiles. That meant

squeezing more miles out of a gallon of gas. This was accomplished by fine tuning the engine with

computer precision. Using lighter materials in their construction was another way to make cars achieve

better fuel efficiency, and making them lighter in construction meant that they sacrificed safety in

collisions. This necessitated the introduction of the airbag. The system that makes up the Mercedes

airbag in automobiles is quite an engineering marvel in itself.

Also, many other innovations were produced to increase the safety characteristics, such as all wheel

drive systems, traction control, and anti-lock brakes. It seems not too long ago, we didn’t even really

need seat belts because the vehicles were made much bigger. And, because it was made with so much

steel, an accident was not as likely to be a fatality.

Since vehicles were roughly the same size back then, the laws of physics seemed to favor a crash

of two autos of the same weight. As years passed, small cars were built and very large SUVs were

built and pick up trucks became every day commuter vehicles instead of work vehicles and accidents

occurred which involved cars of varied sizes. The law of physics doesn’t favor the smaller vehicle in

That’s why the driver of the Ford Explorer drives away from the accident and the driver of the Toyota

leaves in an ambulance. The solution to the problem is that with every year and every new model that is

released new safety measures are added that try to increase the models score on the crash safety tests.

It’s one of the factors that most Sacramento Mercedes car shoppers look at when comparing Mercedes

models prior to purchase. It is because of the technology of these safety systems that it is important

to choose wisely where you take your car to have service performed. At Midtown Autoworks of

Sacramento, we have the know how to fix all the safety systems in your vehicle. We do it all including

all recall repairs. Visit for more information; www.midtownautoworks.com

Sacramento Mercedes Car Safety