Take Five Minutes For Safety

Officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are urging motorists to take five minutes for safety and check their cars for recalls. With record numbers of recalls over the past 18 months, there’s a good chance your car is under recall for a defective or faulty auto part. Thankfully, it’s now easier than ever to check for recalls on your vehicle. Safercar.gov has a great search tool that allows you to put in your car’s VIN in and check to see if there are any current recalls. If you don’t know your VIN, you can even search using make and model. It only takes about five minutes to check your car for recalls. Listed below are the three steps for safety.

Three Steps for Safety

  1. Find your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on your car dashboard, insurance documents or registration.
  2. Use the VIN look-up tool at safercar.gov to check for recalls.
  3. If you have a recalls, get it fixed for free at your local dealer.

Don’t Wait For a Post Card

Why wait for a post card notification during this increasingly digital age. You can check your VIN online in a matter of seconds and have peace of mind in knowing that your car isn’t under recall for a defective or deadly auto part, or you can take immediate steps to get the car fixed for free. Even if you haven’t changed addresses in years and you never lose any letters in the mail, don’t count on a post card to keep you up to date with recall information. Post mail can be unreliable, and who knows how long you and your family will be at risk. The sooner you know about a recall, the better.

Car Accidents Due to Defective Parts

Although automakers have a duty to immediately report and remedy situations involving faulty and defective auto parts, the fact of the matter is that it can take a long time for recalls to get initiated. If you think a faulty or defective part contributed to your injury accident in San Diego or anywhere along the Central Coast, contact the skilled team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.

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