When you’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 won’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 don’t do so, because it can be a time-consuming endeavor. However, if the recall is related to something dangerous, it will be worth the investment of time to get the 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. Don’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 to 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 automobile’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.