One of the most important safety features that you can add to your Motorsports vehicle is a roll cage. They are required by many racing organisations, and are also becoming increasingly popular as aftermarket safety upgrades for street cars.
There are many benefits to installing a high-quality roll cage in your Motorsports vehicle, explored in more detail below by the team at Airport Metals.
Benefits of Installing Roll Cages
Roll cages are an important safety feature in many vehicles, especially those that compete in motorsports like racing or off-road driving. Roll cages reinforce the structure of a vehicle and help to prevent it from collapsing in on itself in a rollover accident. This can minimise the risk of injuries to occupants by providing them with more protection from being crushed by the vehicle.
In addition, roll cages can help to distribute impact forces more evenly throughout the vehicle body in a collision. This can reduce the likelihood of serious injuries occurring as a result of the sudden deceleration experienced in an accident.
Roll cages are a common sight in race cars and track day machines, but what many street car enthusiasts don’t realise is that a well-designed roll cage can actually improve the handling of their car.
The main purpose of a roll cage is to protect the occupants in the event of a rollover or collision, but the stiff structure of the cage also helps to stiffen up the chassis of the car. This increased rigidity results in improved handling, as the suspension can work more effectively and there is less body flex.
Greater Resale Value
A roll cage adds a great deal of strength to the frame of your vehicle. This added safety feature can be a selling point for potential buyers and can help you get a higher price for your car.
In addition, a roll cage can also help to protect your engine and other vital components in the event of an accident. Again, this adds to the resale value of your car, as potential buyers will know that their investment is better protected.
Finally, a roll cage can also help to improve the performance of your car. If you’ve made other modifications to your car to improve performance, then a roll cage can be the icing on the cake – making your vehicle even more attractive to potential buyers.