When it comes to getting your vehicle maintenance, you probably have that down to a science. You get your oil changed every 3,000 miles. You may also get your tires rotated every 6,000 miles or so to ensure you have good traction.
But, have you checked to see if there are any recall on your vehicle? The following are a few reasons why you should check periodically to see if there are any active recalls.
It Saves You Money When You Get a Recall Fixed
Recalls are vehicle defects your vehicle manufacturer fixes for free. Regardless of the extent of the repair, you more than likely won’t have to cover it. With the manufacturer covering the cost of the repair, you save money.
Recalls Could Endanger Your Life
As a manufacturing defect, a recall could be minor, or it could be serious. In the past, Toyota had to recall nearly 60,000 cars due trouble with the passenger side airbags. GMC recently recalled nearly 120,000 pickup trucks because the hoods could open unexpectedly. Recalls of this nature are life-threatening to you and your passengers.
Recalls Reduce the Value of Your Vehicle
When you delay getting a recall fix performed on your car, you are reducing the value of your vehicle. In essence, you are driving your vehicle while it needs repairs.
You reduce the value of your vehicle by driving it damaged. Driving a vehicle while it’s damaged may impact its performance overall.
A Recall Could Affect Other Vehicle Components
When it comes to repairs on your vehicle, take care of it immediately because you don’t want it to get worse. The same premise holds true when it comes to recalls. The component that’s not working properly connects to other components of your vehicle. If you delay getting it fixed too long, you may begin to notice other problems with your vehicle.
Problems in your vehicle can have a domino effect sometimes. To avoid this problem and a potential car insurance claim, have your manufacturer check for recalls.
Many new and used cars have recalls. At times, vehicle manufacturers have recalled components of vehicles that affect safety. With the stakes so high, you can’t afford to ignore a recall.
Check your vehicle identification number to determine if your car has any active recalls. Since some recalls can potentially lead to an accident and affect your auto insurance and your life, you should never delay getting a recall fixed.
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