When youâ€™ve had a vehicle or vehicle part recalled on your car, it can be a very stressful experience. After all, particularly if you just bought the vehicle, the last thing you want to do deal with is a possibly lengthy repair process. But ignoring a vehicle recall can be dangerous, as some problems are more serious than others and may affect your ability to even operate the car properly.
Consider a few tips on dealing with a vehicle recall to make the process a bit easier:
- Opt for auto transport if you have to move the vehicle over any long distance before getting it repaired: This ensures that further damage to the vehicle wonâ€™t be done as you get it to a place where the needed repairs can be made.
- Make sure to do the needed repairs: For a recall, in most instances, you can simply bring along the letter of recall to your local dealer and the repairs will be done for free. However, many vehicle owners donâ€™t do so, because it can be a time-consuming endeavor. However,Â if the recall is related to something dangerous, it will be worth the investment of time to get theÂ repair done.
- Be persistent about getting the repair: In some cases, it could take a month of more for a manufacturer to even get the letter of recall out to consumers. Donâ€™t wait. If you notice a problem, contact the dealer and ask about the issue that is presenting itself and find out if there is a recall or known problem with your brand.
- Check for recalls regularly: One of the best ways toÂ know if there is news of a recall is to check on your own with regularity. You can search through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and get a clear idea of every automobileâ€™s current list of recalls and ensure that your vehicle is not on the list. They may also be able to provide you with contact information to a special number for the manufacturer if it is.
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This guest post was contributed by Joe Webster on behalf of http://www.a1autotransport.com.