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There are so many people out there that do not know how to handle a situation in which their vehicle or auto parts have been recalled. A recall is designed to help improve the safety and reliability of your vehicle. It is important that if you get a recall for your vehicle, or part of the vehicle, you have it fixed as soon as you can. Make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can inspect it. We will also examine the recall and have that repaired and replaced as soon as possible. Some recalls are more serious than others, but they are all important and they should not be ignored. By bringing the vehicle in, we can help eliminate the issue that is being recalled for your vehicle. This will provide you with better safety for you and your passengers when you travel.

How to Handle a Recall

If you purchased your vehicle when it was new, the manufacturer should have your name and contact information on file in the event that they need to alert you to safety concerns. However if you bought your car used, you may want to contact the dealer that you purchased the vehicle from. Make sure to follow these steps to ensure that you properly handle the event of a recall.

If you get a Recall Letter

Whether if it is sent electronic or through snail-mail, you should receive a letter from your vehicle’s manufacturer. With some of the newest vehicles, the letters are sent directly to the car’s computer system. This letter will let your dealer know exactly what the recall is, how to fix it, and that you have a legitimate claim. By bringing the vehicle in, we can get the part replaced so the vehicle is able to be driven safely again.

After Getting the Letter, bring the Vehicle in

Next you will want to get your car, truck or SUV to your dealer as soon as possible. Do not wait till later as you may find yourself and your loved ones in a very unsafe situation that could cost lives. Bring your vehicle to the dealer and let them repair it. There should be no expense to you. Sometimes, your car may end up with multiple recalls. Sometimes they may come one after another. While most of the time this is just an inconvenience, sometimes it may be wiser reconsider the vehicles safety and if you are better off getting a new vehicle altogether. We can also advise you on if you would be better off to get a different vehicle based on any recalls your vehicle gets. Whether you get recalls or not, it is always best to bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. If you ever notice an issue or something out of the norm, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can. We can inspect it for the source of the issue to help get your vehicle back to being safe and reliable again.