Car features that will make you thankful this holiday season

Updated Jan 06, 2020 | Same topic: Let's Drive Smart!
A list of the handy and super functional car features perfect for the holiday season and how these features greatly help drivers during the holiday season.

The holiday season has got to be one of the busiest times of the year and there is a good thing, a bunch of car features can make our holiday celebrations way more convenient.

 

In fact, one of those vehicles may just be the one you’re driving right now. These are usually the features we’ve taken for granted. But if you take a closer look, you’ll realize just how helpful these features can be. Continue reading this article from Philkotse.com to know more!

1. Adaptive cruise control

This feature is a modern addition to the vehicles we know today. The adaptive cruise control system is more widely known as ACC. There is no solid description as to what adaptive cruise control should be. As a matter of fact, the system and capabilities can actually vary depending on the manufacturer.

But there is, however, the resemblance between all the ACCs in these vehicles. ACC-equipped vehicles typically either some sort of camera or sensor. This acts as the eyes of the vehicle so it can keep up with the traffic. This also helps it adjust its speed accordingly.

Car on the road

The adaptive cruise control system is more widely known as ACC

 

Regular cruise control can hold your car at a steady pace until you intervene. The ACC system will then slow the car down or speed it up, depending on the traffic flow and cars at the front. This will dramatically reduce the tasks of the driver.

Some advanced systems can even make the vehicle stop if necessary. It is up to the driver if he wants to resume the system from controlling the vehicle.

>>> Check out: Adaptive cruise control - 4 basic things you need to know

2. Rearview cameras

Car owners used to turn their heads to see the area behind the car even with a rearview mirror. Luckily those who own the latest cars won’t have to do this anymore. Most of the latest vehicles today come with a standard rear camera. You can pretty much tell what benefits you’ll get from this feature.

In the midst of the Christmas rush at the mall, you can quickly get in or out of the parking space without too much hassle. The images on these are usually in high-resolution to give the driver a better view of the area.

Depending on your vehicle, some cars offer a 360-degree of the area. This gives the driver a better view of the surroundings.

Rear view camera

Most of the latest vehicles today come with a standard rear camera

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3. Automatic liftgate

One of the features that are taken for granted when it comes to cars is the automatic liftgate. If you’ve already experienced going shopping alone, then you may have had to carry a few bags all by yourself.

If you’re using a car, you could only wish there was someone with you to help you unlock the trunk. Of course, you can always put your shopping bags on the ground, but that’s not always applicable, isn’t it?

Automatic liftgates

Thank goodness for liftgates that you never have to ask for help opening your trunk again

 

Thank goodness for liftgates that you never have to ask for help opening your trunk again. This feature is also called the hands-free liftgate because you won’t ever have to use your hands to open it.

The system usually requires your foot under a specific area just under the rear end of the car. This will then open the trunk, ready for your groceries and other supplies.

>>> Have you known all car brands go with automatic liftgates?

4. Ambient interior lighting

Now, this may not seem as helpful as the other features in this list. But the right interior lighting can actually start up your mood for a holiday. Vehicles that come with this feature usually come with color options.

You can also adjust the brightness according to how you would like to enjoy the lighting. The number of colors available depends on the manufacturer as well as the model of the vehicle.

Ambient interior light

The right interior lighting can actually start up your mood for a holiday

 

Though not a lot of vehicles in the Philippines have this feature, most automakers are now considering it for their future products. Are you dedicated to celebrating the holidays with the merriest vibe possible?

Choose a good color and level the brightness according to your liking. This is sure to impress your friends as well.

>>> How to deal with malfunctioning car interior light.

5. Push-start and keyless entry

These features are super helpful if you’re one of these two things – forgetful or always on the go. Why do we say so? First off, the keyless entry feature grants you a fob key instead of the regular keys. This fob key can unlock the car door for you without you having to pull the key out of your pocket.

So, if you often forget your keys in the car or at home, this is perfect for you. Also, if you’re suffering from wrist pains that make it hard for you to turn the key, keyless entry is for you. In case you get too drunk during the holiday season, you can always expect your fob key to be where you put it.

Push-start button

The push-start button simplifies turning the car on and off

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6. Navigation system

The holiday season is the time for parties, celebrations, and never-ending get-together. If you’ve made new friends the whole year, then you’ll most likely be invited to parties in new places. This means that the venue will most likely be somewhere you’re not familiar with.

GPS

The holiday season is the time for parties, celebrations, and never-ending get-together

>>> FYI: 5 helpful guides to prepare your car ready for a perfect holiday trip

The bad news is that the holiday season doesn’t guarantee that you’re free from any problems. To avoid the hassle of getting lost or getting in trouble, it’s best you stick to the road. This is where GPS navigation comes in.

This dandy feature has been around for a long time now. And as time rolls on, the more improvements are received by GPS navigation systems. The current navigation systems today not only points you in the right direction. It also adjusts the directions if you make a wrong turn somewhere.

Author

Hanna Sanchez

Hanna is one of the most competitive swimmers in the country during her day. It was not long before she discovered her passion for the automotive industry as well. Nowadays, she balances her passion through writing as well as coaching.