Safercar Offers Diverse Resources for Consumers

Powered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Safercar.gov is a great resource for consumers to review all vehicle facts including; crash ratings, recalls and investigations, complaints and defects, car seats, safety technologies and tire safety.

For consumers looking to purchase vehicles, safercar.gov offers:

  1. Review 5 star safety ratings

NHTSA has set the standard for safety, helping consumers find safer cars with its 5-Star Safety Ratings for more than 30 years. Now, buying a safer car just got easier with the new Overall Rating that makes comparing vehicles simple: More Stars mean Safer Cars. 5-Star Safety Ratings measure the crashworthiness and rollover safety of vehicles. Five stars is the highest rating, one is the lowest.

  1. Air Bags

Learn about the safety benefits of frontal and side air bags and why it’s so important to use a seat belt—your first line of defense. Also receive important guidance on how to safely position yourself and your passengers, as well as young ones in car seats and booster seats to prevent injury from air bags in a crash.

  1. Child Safety at Parents Central

Whether you’re buying your child’s first car seat, deciding whether to let your kids walk to school or take the bus, handing the car keys to your teenager, looking for adaptive equipment for a disabled driver, or you’re concerned about your older parent’s ability to drive, we’re here to answer your questions.

  1. Rollover

Explore this site for the most relevant news on rollover safety, including information on NHTSA’s updated rollover ratings system, part of its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).

  1. Tires

TireWise is your resource to help you make smart decisions to keep you and your family safe, whether you’re in the market to buy new tires or want to extend the life and safety of the ones on your car or truck.

For vehicle owners, safercar.gov offers information on recalls by VIN, car seats, tires and equipment. The search for recalls by VIN includes any safety recall within the last 15 years. In this section, you can also report safety problems. The owner can also receive email alerts, register your car seat and download the free SaferCar mobile App. This is also where you will find tips for maintaining and driving a safe car including; seasonal driving tips, passenger vans, emergency vehicles and safety technology.

You can also follow safercar.gov on Twitter, Facebook and Youtube for more updates and information.

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