Dealing with Vehicle Recalls

Our cars play a fairly important role in our daily life.  Other than our flat or house they are probably the largest purchase most of us make. When we buy any car,routine maintenance is one of the expenses we willingly undertake when buying a car and we hope to escape major repairs. We also hope to avoid the dreaded manufacturer recall.

However if you do receive a recall notice here is some information to help you understand the recall and how to deal with it.

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Types of recalls

A car manufacturer’s reputation is one of its most important assets.  To maintain their reputation, most manufacturers pay keen attention to how their vehicles perform.  When a problem is discovered they may issue a recall.

There are two main types of recalls:

Service measures – This is not technically a recall but rather a repair or maintenance item that is performed …