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October 29, 2018 in Tips
You have found yourself in the unfortunate incident of having an accident? When you are involved in an auto collision, even if it is a minor event, the impact can be extremely harmful to your vehicle and yourself!
Auto manufacturers are aware of this, so they design vehicles to bear the brunt of the force in accidents. Vehicles are designed to absorb the energy of any impact and this area of your auto is described as the “crumple zone”. The crumple zone is there to minimize the risk of serious harm to the driver and passengers who are involved in an auto collision.
The force of impact during an auto collision is greatly determined by the vehicles speed and mass. Upon impact, the crumple zone will slow down the speed with which the two objects hit each other, in return reducing the magnitude of the collision. The crumple zone will absorb the majority of the impact, reducing the affects the collision has on the interior of the vehicle where the driver and passengers are.
Often times, the crumple zone can be located in the front of the vehicle. They are designed to be in the front of the vehicle because this is where the most dangerous collisions are likely to occur. However, some vehicles have a crumple zone located in the rear of the vehicle as well. Additional crumple zones may be located in other areas of the vehicle and are typically smaller in size. Check out this list of safest vehicles available today.
Crumple zones were not always standard safety equipment in vehicles. This means that some older vehicles may not have them. If you have a newer model vehicle, odds are you are driving a vehicle with a crumple zone.
For helpful advice or to learn more about our services, contact A.U.T.O. Collision at 801.568.0305 or visit the shop at 215 West 9210 South, Sandy, Utah 84070. We are here to serve you Monday – Friday, 8am – 5:30pm.
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