12 Oct 2015

Recalls happen often, so know your car’s history in Lewistown, PA.

Recalls happen all the time in the auto world. The frequency is so high that owners may not realize that their car has been recalled without looking extensively through the history.

Luckily, there is a new tool, the NHTSA’s VIN lookup tool which allows you to see if your car was ever recalled in the past 15 years. You simply enter the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to quickly learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall. You can directly access the recalls database of major vehicles and motorcycle manufacturers, and even get relevant recall information so you can contact the manufacturer or dealer about the repair. This allows you to determine if it was a safety recall or a recall from an accident.

Many recalls are more minor defects and nuisances but some are safety related. As of right now, it is still legal to sell a car that was recalled and not fixed.

Be sure to evaluate your insurance on your car so that you receive enough coverage to suit your needs, vehicle, and budget! Contact Sausman Insurance Agency, serving Lewistown and Mifflintown, Pennsylvania!