The end of Daylight Savings Time is a great time of year to take stock of some of the often-overlooked essentials around the house. Families everywhere will, of course, turn their clocks back, but this adjustment can also be a great way to remember to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors, and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it’s also a great time to check to see if your vehicle has any outstanding recalls. 2015 saw a record number of automotive recalls issued, and it’s hard to see 2016 slowing that trend down.
Consider the fact that cars today are better and safer than ever before. It’s nearly impossible anymore to go out and buy a bad new car.
Even the least expensive new car on the market is almost guaranteed to provide years of reliable and trouble-free service. Brands traditionally known as unreliable or prone to breakdowns have even evolved to the point of being safe buys.
There are a few brands lately, though, that seem to have had some trouble in the reliabilty department. But don’t worry about that… it affects only potential buyers of vehicles from Toyota, BMW, Nissan, Honda, General Motors and Chrysler.