According to data from Cartell, the average age of a car on Irish roads is now 8.55 years. There are countless ageing vehicles that don’t have many of the safety technologies that are available in newer models.
This means that the majority of Irish drivers are missing out on technology that could potentially save their lives. For example, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that forward-collision warning systems can reduce the risk of a crash by 27%. Rather than shelling out for a new car that has all the bells and whistles, you may want to look into purchasing some aftermarket add-ons instead.
The good news is that there’s enough out there right now to turn virtually any old banger into a safer car. Whether you bought your car last week or have been driving the same car for decades, aftermarket add-ons can be a great way to upgrade your vehicle’s overall safety. What’s more, many aftermarket tech add-ons are surprisingly easy and affordable to install.
If you are looking to upgrade the safety features in your car this year, then you should read this guide from Hussey Fraser. This handy infographic lays out the ten best aftermarket add-ons to help make older vehicles safer such as dash cams, blind spot detection and much more.