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What to Do if Your Car is Recalled

When you purchase a car you never hope to hear that it has been recalled, regardless of the reason. Unfortunately, millions of people find themselves faced with a recall every year.

If you receive notice of a recall from your automaker, the best thing you can do is read the note in full and then take the appropriate steps.

Here are some basic guidelines as to what you should and should not do:

1. Don’t panic. Just because your car has been recalled does not mean it is necessarily dangerous to drive. However, you don’t want to wait around to address the problem.

Note: you will not be required to pay for the repair made by the dealer.

2. Do take your car to a local dealer as soon as possible. Even if you don’t think the recall is a big deal, it is better to be safe than sorry. You want every issue taken care of immediately, this way you can put your mind at ease every time you get behind the wheel.

3. Do keep an eye on the repair. Regardless of what type of repair was made, keep an eye on it to the best of your ability (at least for a few days). If you feel that something is wrong, contact your dealer to discuss your concern.

Every year, millions of cars are recalled in the United States. While most recalls are basic in nature, others are much more serious.

Are you concerned about the safety of your vehicle? If so, stop by FAR in the near future to discuss your concerns and learn more about our services. You may find that we can provide you and your vehicle with better maintenance and service than your dealer, regardless of make or model.