Seniors have so many options these days when purchasing a new car to make their time behind the wheel more comfortable and safer. Here are a just a few items to consider when shopping for your next car – six way adjustable seats, low door threshold, adjustable foot pedals, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, thick steering wheels, power mirrors, keyless entry, heated side mirrors, sliding channel gear selector, rain sensor, rear backup camera, high contrast instrument panel. All of these improve the experience for drivers, old and young, alike.
Unfortunately many who purchase a new car leave the dealership without ever learning how to use these features properly. We urge you to take the time to ask your car salesperson to go through the features with you. Side view mirrors are designed differently today. Seats allow you to sit further from the steering wheel. Pedal adjustments can be added for comfort. And we all need to learn the features of the dashboard.
Once you are settled comfortably in your driver’s seat, we hope you’ll feel like a teenager on your first drive!
For more information or answers to your insurance questions, contact us at Allan Block Insurance Agency, www.ambins.com, located in Tarrytown, NY in the heart of Westchester County, a key business district near New York City. We write auto, home, renters, condo, co-op, personal, business, life and group insurance for clients locally and in NYC, CT, NJ, PA, MA and many other states. The Professional Agency with the Personal Touch.