The Crumple Zone
We live in an age of some truly innovative technologies, technologies that go into making us all safer on the road. Take crumple zones for example. All modern automobiles are designed and built with crumple zones—the parts of your vehicle designed to absorb tremendous amounts of kinetic energy from the impact of a collision by controlled deformation. The primary crumple zones are found in the extreme front and rear of your vehicle, and every day they are responsible for saving literally hundreds of lives.
Since the 1970s, the United States government has utilized a safety rating system designed to help consumers make smart decisions about safety with purchasing vehicles, and today virtually all automotive manufacturers use crumble zone technology in order to improve their scores. So, whether you’re looking to buy a new or pre-owned car, truck or SUV, it’s important to do your research regarding the vehicle’s safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety are two outstanding resources for you to consult. Here at Champion Chevrolet of Howell, our new Chevrolets are some of the safest vehicles on the road today. Come by and see for yourself.