No matter how well they’re made, vehicles will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the car maker to issue a recall notice and fix the car free of charge. The car maker then tries to contact everyone who owns that type of car to get the recall work done.
These recalls always affect safety, so St. Thomas drivers should take them seriously. It’s easy for folks to see if a vehicle’s being recalled.
There are many websites with free recall information and searches. There’s carfax.com; autobytel.com; and dmv.org.
Recalls are serious, but not all that common. Sometimes there are less significant issues, and for these, manufacturers issue a Technical Service Bulletin or TSB, which tells auto service centers how to repair a frequent or difficult problem.
The automotive pros at The Auto Guys in St. Thomas get updated information through subscription plans, also available in consumer versions for a reasonable cost.
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135 South Edgeware Rd.
St. Thomas, ON N5P 4C4