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Although automobile manufacturers take many precautions to ensure the safety of the vehicles they sell, defects do sometimes escape initial notice. Whether these defects arise as the result of insufficient testing of new technology or from a substandard batch of materials, safety hazards are not something to be taken lightly. That’s why, when potential dangers come to light with a particular vehicle, the manufacturer or even a government agency issues a recall for that product to fix the problem or investigate it further.

Unfortunately, consumers aren’t always aware when a recall is made. When a recall is issued, common measures to contact owners are taken, such as calling or mailing those who have purchased straight from the dealer. At times, however, mailed communication gets lost in the shuffle or the current owner of a recalled vehicle cannot be found. In these cases, the responsibility rests on who is in possession of the car to see if a recall is in effect. Here is how to check if your car has one of these recalls:

  • Visit www.recalls.gov
    • Click on the tab for Motor Vehicles, and then choose the type of recall for which you want to conduct a search. If in doubt, choose “Vehicle Recalls.”
    • Use the drop-down menus to select your vehicle’s year, make, and model, and then press “Go.”
    • Read through the results to view any and all recalls associated with your vehicle. If a recall has been made, follow the advised course of action.

Do you drive a used car and you’re not sure if a past recall on your car has been repaired? Check out the VIN Recall page at Safercar.gov, at https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/

If, after searching for recalls on your vehicle as a whole or of any particular part, you are unsure of the measures you should take, contact us. One of our mechanics can help you decipher any technical automotive jargon and make suggestions for how to proceed.


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Rigoberto

9 years of experience
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Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Niles, Illinois
Rigo was great! He got there early, finished the job early, left everything clean. He changed my rear pads and rotors. The original quoted time was 90 minutes, he was done in about 60. He knows what he is doing and I am recommending him to all my friends and coworkers.
Mercedes-Benz C250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Chicago, Illinois
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Arturo

25 years of experience
35 reviews
Arturo
25 years of experience
Kia Forte - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Diego, California
ARTURO is great! very professional , fast, replaced my front brake pads and oil an filter change. everything now works and works well. Brakes have much improved stopping power and engine is smooth and quiet.Arturo is also kind and thoughtful. "Your mechanic" is very fortunate to have Arturo Lopez represent your company. I enthusiastically recommend him and "Your mechanic> as a fine operation Best regards to the Team Peter Marto
Nissan Maxima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - San Diego, California
Arturo was prompt and completed my brake repair, including new rotors in a very efficient manner. I am very pleased with the quality of the work and the parts and will definitely look to have him service our other car in the near future.

Scott

32 years of experience
345 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Lexus IS250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Denver, Colorado
Always on time, speedy, professional, and pleasant to interact with. The work is always consistent and we'll done. I can't reccomend Scott highly enough!

Michael

10 years of experience
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Michael
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Nissan Sentra - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Conyers, Georgia
He was promptly on time and got the job done efficiently in a timely manner. I really appreciate the rapid respone on getting the job done! I would most definitely use this service again.

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