Consumer Resources at Safercar.gov
Whether you need information on recalls, car seats or crash test ratings, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Safercar.gov website has it all in one place. Safercar.gov has a variety of resources for consumers, whether their shopping for new cars or simply making sure their current cars are safe for roadway travel. If you need to know what kind of car seat your child needs, you can check the website. Do you need to find out if your car is under a current recall? Do you suspect a faulty or defective auto part was to blame in your crash? Listed below are just a few of the consumer resources available at Safercar.gov
- Recalls Spotlight
- Safety Technologies News
- File a Complaint
- Car Seat Guidelines
- Crash Test Ratings
- Tire Ratings and Safety Information
- Automobile Industry Safety News
Recall Updates and Information
One of the more important features at Safercar.gov is their Recalls Spotlight section. You can find the latest news on Takata and other recalls in this area, and you can even use the VIN lookup search tool to see if your car is under recalls for any reason.
Safercar.gov also has a lot of important information on car seats. They have the latest guidelines for age and size-appropriate car safety seats for children. Parents can also evaluate ratings and register their car seats to ensure they get notifications in the event of a recall.
Need to File a Complaint?
Since it can take months or years for recalls to get initiated, it’s important for consumers to report any safety concerns they have about their vehicles to the NHTSA. This information can help to shed light on problems happening across the country and get the ball rolling on important investigations.
Safercarg.gov also offers a plethora of educational information on tires ratings, maintenance and safety. Whether you’re in the market for a new set of tires or you’re trying to evaluate your old set, the Safercar.gov’s TireWise section has plenty of information to get you started.