Free app alerts you if your car—or even parts of your car—has recalls issued
A quarter of vehicles currently on the road have an unrepaired recall, putting drivers, passengers, and even those around them at risk.
That’s why the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) created the SaferCar app. This free app lets you set up a virtual garage where you enter as many vehicles you like. SaferCar then automatically notifies you of any related recalls so you can get more information, even referring you to local shops where you can get the recall repairs done for free.
It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3:
- Download the free SaferCar app via iOS or Android.
- Add your vehicle, typing in or scanning your vehicle identification number (usually found on the front of the dashboard on the driver’s side).
- Add car seats, tires, and any other vehicle equipment you’d like to get safety or recall alerts about.
The app also lets you:
- Check out NHTSA’s five-star safety ratings.
- Review car-seat info.
- Find car-seat inspection services.
- Report a safety problem.
What’s more, all information entered in the SaferCar app’s virtual garage is private—the entered information is only stored on your mobile device, and personal information is not accessible to NHTSA.
If you have any questions about vehicle safety, the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) is always happy to help. Learn more about BAR at www.bar.ca.gov and check a repair professional’s license at search.dca.ca.gov.