If you're concerned with auto safety, the government now has a notification e-mail system that will alert you to recalls for your specific make, model, and year of car.
Here's a simple way to learn about auto recalls
There are recalls of cars all the time. Some serious, like braking and steering issues, or sudden acceleration; and others that are just kind of nagging little problems that you'd like to get around to taking care of -- but you never really do!
When a car is recalled for serious safety issues, I've heard that some 35% to 40% of cars are never brought in for the free repair. That's a dangerous game of roulette that you don't want to play.
Without obsessing over it, there's an automatic and easy way for you to know if there's a serious issue with the car you own. SaferCar.gov offers a recall notification email system for free. If a recall happens on your specific car, you'll get an email. Otherwise, they won't bother you.
So log on today and set up a recall alert. Motorcyclists can even enter their make and model of bike or helmet and get alerts.
For further reading:
- How to find the best auto repair shops
- Best auto insurance companies
- New survey of the most reliable cars