Ignition switches that cut off power to moving vehicles. Airbags that inflate with too much force. Gas pedals prone to sudden acceleration.
When a major vehicle recall hits the news, it may leave you wondering if your own car or truck has any recalls you may have overlooked. It’s certainly not uncommon for a recall notice (car manufacturers send them by mail) to go unnoticed sitting in a junk mail pile or thrown out with the recycling. And that puts you and your loved ones at risk.
While some vehicle recalls address minor issues, others have serious consequences if left unrepaired. It’s important to take each one seriously and to take your car in for service as soon as possible. But, first things first, you have to know when a recall is issued.
To that end, here are three easy ways to stay informed about vehicle recalls:
Recall notices by mail? They’re just too easy to miss. Instead, rely on one or more of the above resources to keep you up to date when your car’s out of date.
Remember, car manufacturers pay for recall repairs, so there’s no cost to you other than the gas it takes to get to the repair shop. If a shop tries to charge you for a recall repair, you’re in the wrong place. Check your recall notice and schedule a service visit at an appointed shop.
Safeco makes it easy! Get a car insurance quote online, then work with a local independent agent to choose the auto insurance that’s right for your needs. You may save on your car insurance if you’ve taken a defensive driving course or if you purchase home and auto insurance together.
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