Bigger Vs Smaller Cars: Which Is Safer?

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Are bigger cars necessarily safer than smaller cars? The short answer is “yes.” However, the long answer is a bit more complex. Our collision center repairs vehicles of all sizes and can discuss at length the issue of bigger vs smaller cars.

Bigger Vs Smaller Car Safety at a Glance

Yes, it’s true that larger trucks and SUVs are generally safer than smaller vehicles. However, the gap has significantly narrowed in recent years thanks to modern safety technology. This includes the advent of rear and side airbags, rear cameras, electronic stability control, and blind spot warning.

Of course, a larger car with these technologies is still generally safer than a small car with the same safety features.

Size and Weight

Larger cars absorb less damage. This is due to the larger hood, which equals a stronger crumple zone that withstands the impact of a head-on collision better.

When a bigger car collides with a smaller car, the impact force from the larger car transfers to the smaller car. This increases the chance of whiplash injury for occupants in the smaller vehicle. 

Car Height

Smaller cars, though, do have one advantage. Larger cars tend to have a higher ground clearance, which reduces center of gravity and increases chances of a rollover. Rollovers, despite occurring in only 1% of collisions, account for 33% of driver fatalities.

What Is the Safest Vehicle?

Instead of just looking at car size, we suggest examining other factors. This includes its IIHS crash test ratings, safety technology, and recalls. Regardless of size, we suggest a vehicle with an IIHS rating of Top Safety Pick+.

We Restore all Car Sizes

We perform frame repair for full-size SUVs and compact sedans alike. This includes auto painting restoration and dent repair. Bring your vehicle to Doug’s Auto Collision Center for servicing. The issue of bigger cars vs smaller cars is worth exploring during the time of year when collisions peak.

Auto Body Servicing for all Vehicle Sizes 

Serving Customers in Bellevue, Renton Highlands, Factoria, Issaquah and Mercer Island

Replacing your door after a collision

Replacing your door lock?

Replacing your door lock could be very tedious  and expensive. You simply may not have the time to wait for the door to be pulled apart. You may need to get right back on the road. In this case we recommend our auto locksmith friends at Secure Locksmith Pros. 

Not only do they offer auto locksmith services but they offer several other emergency services as well in the Denver, Colorado area.  Check out their emergency lock smith page.


A 24 Hour Emergency Locksmith Serving Denver, Aurora, and More

Nobody expects to need a locksmith. But your lock, key, and security needs do not always operate on a typical 9 to 5 schedule. When you’ve been faced with a security related emergency, it is important to have access to a 24 hour mobile locksmith that can come directly to you right away and provide the support you need.

That’s what you get with Secure Locksmith in Aurora – the #1 choice among both residents and businesses for instant and urgent locksmith support. If you need a locksmith near you right now, make sure you call us 24/7 at (720) 330-4322.

About Our Full Service Emergency Locksmith Services

All of our services are available on a 24 hour basis, if you find yourself struggling with an emergency. While we schedule services for most of our clients, we are a mobile locksmith. Based in Aurora, we can travel to most areas in the Greater Denver area in under an hour – most of the time in less than 30 minutes – and provide you with the services you need to feel safe and secure.

Our Auto Lockout Service in Aurora, Colorado

Getting locked out of your car or truck, or losing the keys you need to start your car, are almost always emergencies. No one wants to be stranded, and often when you’ve experienced a lockout it’s in a time and place that doesn’t feel safe and secure.

Our entire team is mobile, which means that we’ll drive directly to your location and provide you with the services you need. We can create new keys on the spot if necessary, and repair any car or truck locks that may have been damaged in your automobile.

Our Residential Emergency Locksmith Support

Homeowners can have many different challenges that affect their feeling of security.

  • Broken Locks
  • Lost Keys
  • Broken Doors
  • Home Lockouts
  • Stuck Locks

These are only some of the issues that may affect homeowners at any time of day. We also know that there are situations, such as someone risky that is in control of your key, that can necessitate coming to your property right away to change the locks. We won’t judge you for your personal situation. We just want to make sure that you feel safe and secure in your home.

Our Commercial Emergency Locksmith Services in Denver, Aurora, and More

Businesses and commercial property managers sometimes need emergency locksmith services as well. We can assist with both small and large scale projects, from fixing one small lock issue to completely rekeying an entire master key system if the initial key was compromised.

We have worked with commercial properties throughout Aurora and beyond. We work with new construction projects, real estate agencies, retail stores, interior designers, architects, schools, universities, apartment complexes, medical facilities, and small businesses around the city.

We offer low costs and competitive pricing for our emergency and scheduled support, and we will always go the extra mile to make sure that your 24 hour locksmith needs are met.

Why Choose Secure Locksmith of Aurora?

Not all local locksmiths are created equal. Our team has the most advanced training, the best possible service and support, and the willingness and ability to be there for you when you’re faced with an urgent locksmith need. The best way to reach us in an emergency is to call, so call us at (720) 330-4322 any time of day for instant support