You’ve finally gotten to the age where you can retire, which means your lifestyle is about to change. From carting the grandchildren around on adventures to fitting your golf clubs in your trunk, it’s important to have a new car that suits the new, retired you. Here, we take a look at some essential features for seniors that you should consider getting in your new vehicle.
Whether you’re driving the hour and a half with your grandchildren to go to Disney or you’re just heading somewhere new, having a navigation system to tell you the directions makes things a bit easier. Audible directions mean you won’t have to pull over and fuss with a map, reducing the chances of becoming lost.
Arthritis can make it difficult to use your hands to turn your car’s key in the ignition. Why suffer through the pain when you can just get a push button start? All you need to do is – as the name suggests – push a button, and your car will turn on. You can also get smart-key entry systems, which means you won’t even have to unlock your car using your key fob anymore.
Nighttime driving isn’t as easy as it once was – but adaptive headlights can help even a bit. If you find that your vision has gotten worse over the years, then you should consider getting these high-intensity headlamps that will pivot with your car’s steering angle, allowing it to light up the road ahead better than regular headlights.
The automotive industry has come a long way over the last decade when it comes to safety. From Blind Spot Warning systems that warn you when there’s a car near you that you might not be able to see to Forward Collision Warning that alerts you to potential collisions ahead, cars now can help you feel more confident behind the wheel. That’s why getting a car with safety innovations like the Honda Sensing® suite of safety technologies is a good idea for any driver.
If you’re ready to upgrade your Honda to make driving a bit easier, contact the team at Love Honda for a test drive.