What is the Toyota Star™ Safety System?
With winter around the corner, it is important to think about staying safe on the road. Blowing snow, freezing temperatures, and slippery roads are about to become our new normal again in the next few months. How do we safe not only in the winter but all year round? Answer: purchase a vehicle with various safety systems. Now standard on all Toyota new vehicles is the Toyota Star™ Safety System. This will help keep you safe on the road. What is the Toyota Star™ Safety System? In short, it is made up of five systems including Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brakes, Electronic Brake Distribution, and Brake Assist. Keep reading to learn more about these systems!
Vehicle Stability Control
The Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system helps prevent a vehicle from slipping sideways. Do you sometimes take a corner to fast and feel your wheels slip? The wheels do not slip more thanks to this system!
Have you tried to accelerate on ice? It usually does not go the best. With the Traction Control system, you will not slide as much as you try to accelerate on slippery surfaces.
How fast do you apply the brakes as you approach a stop sign or a red light? What about in the winter, do you apply the brakes sooner? When your vehicle has anti-lock brakes, your wheels will not lock up as you are trying to brake quickly.
Electronic Brake Distribution
This system essentially makes sure that the brakes on the front of your vehicle and on the back are being applied equally based on the driving conditions. As you turn a corner and apply the brakes, your wheels turn at different speeds. This system helps regulate those speeds.
This system will help you out when you have to slam on your brakes in an emergency. Brake Assist will add more force so that you can stop quicker.
Read More: What are the Toyota Safety Connect features?
Where can I find a vehicle in St. Louis with the Toyota Star™ Safety System?
We are very excited to have a wide variety of vehicles with the Toyota Star™ Safety System on our lot at Ackerman Toyota in St. Louis. Stop in and see us today!