Safety First! Don’t Unknowingly Purchase a Vehicle with a Recall

This is a sponsored post that I am sharing because safety is a number one priority in my family. Regardless, all opinions are honest and my own.

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Safety First!

As a parent, it is my job to keep my children safe. Whether that is in my home, outside, somewhere we travel to, or in the mode of transportation we take. For my family, vehicle safety is a big deal. We recently decided to purchase a new vehicle and safety was at the top of my priority list. Even with all of the research done, there is always something that we could have missed, including a recall.

According to the Wall Street Journal, 51.26 million vehicles were recalled in 2015. I know I don’t have the time to keep track of millions of vehicle recalls so I rely on the experts at the dealership to sell me a vehicle with zero recalls.

A Leader in Safety

AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer, is ensuring all of their customers are purchasing recall-free vehicles. Every car AutoNation sells is checked to make sure that every item that any manufacturer identified in a recall has been repaired, replaced or corrected. So every car they sell, new or used, is recall-free. If they don’t have the parts to fix the vehicle, it is pulled from their inventory and appropriately identified as not for sale.

You know what is scary? There are dealers that sell vehicles with recalls issued without even repairing them! As a consumer, you would expect that standards would be set for vehicles in inventory with recalls, but apparently there is not. One of the dealers that is selling vehicles with recalls is CarMax. Read more about this in this press release issued by Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety.

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Why Am I Telling You This?

Because as a parent, safety is key. I want to ensure that my vehicle is safe, that my family is safe, and that other vehicles on the road with us are safe too.

Safety is of the utmost importance while driving. I do all that I can to ensure my family is in the clear of danger. We wear our seat belts, I don’t use my cell phone, no drinking and driving and I obey the speed limit. Of course there are many other things too. But when it comes to the working parts of the vehicle, there is only so much I can do. If I am making a vehicle purchase, I want to know that the one I am buying is 100% recall-free and safe. I don’t want to be driving a ticking time bomb.

Please help spread the word about vehicle safety and purchasing recall-free vehicle from a reliable dealer. Remember to do your research before making a purchase. Be well-educated on all of the vehicle’s safety features. Ask any and all questions you have to make sure your family is safe on the road.

The Choosy Mommy came to life as I began writing for the Choosy Kids ( blog from the mom perspective. We also have bloggers who are teachers, nutritionist, pediatricians, dental experts, etc. and I share my two cents on food choices, physical activity, and daily health routines plus so much more! I have a ton to share but didn’t want to take over the Choosy Kids blog so I decided it was best to grow The Choosy Mommy brand.

24 thoughts on “Safety First! Don’t Unknowingly Purchase a Vehicle with a Recall

  1. You are so right! Research is so important and finding a dealer that you trust is important too. This is definitely important when looking into purchasing a car.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      The dealer part is really important because you could do research until you are blue in the face and STILL miss something vital.

  2. Purchasing a vehicle is a major investment and we must be wise with our hard earned money. It is good to do our research first and heed the advice of a credible car dealer.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      You are so right!! That is why we have the option to choose who we buy from.

  3. Victoria

    Yes I agree with you safety was so important for us especially when purchasing a car

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Awesome! Glad you feel the same way.

  4. Elizabeth O.

    Purchasing a car is like purchasing a home, it takes careful research especially these days with so many car accidents happening all over. These are very helpful tips! Better safe than sorry.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      It is so expensive and such a major purchase. Doing your research is vital.

  5. Nicole Escat

    There are many factors that we need to consider in purchasing a car and safety is the most important thing for me.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Exactly! I’m glad you fee that way.

  6. Nicole Etolen

    I totally agree! Safety should not be put on compromise especially when it comes on purchasing a car.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      It not only protects the person buying the car but others on the road or in their vehicle with them.

  7. Wow, it never even occurred to me to look up a vehicle to see if it was recalled when purchasing a used car. Such a smart idea.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      But even if you don’t look it up, you should have confidence in your dealer that they won’t sell you a car with a recall.

  8. Buying a car is so stressful for me. I even had my husband come home with a new car once without asking me… sigh

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      No joke…the 3 times that I have made a vehicle purchase I have gotten sick at the dealership. And this last purchase for my hubby caused quite the argument. I feel you!

  9. This is great information! We are about to purchase another car and safety is one of the top considerations.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      That is awesome to hear. Make a list of any and all questions you have so you are sure to get the answers you want to hear!

  10. Both of our cars have been through recalls recently, and I had no idea there were so many recalls all the time! This is great information!

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      Isn’t it such a pain when they do get a recall on them?! Hopefully you were able to get them fixed quickly!

  11. Car safety is a priority in our house! There is nor reason that retailers should be selling cars with open recalls on them. Shame Shame.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      I agree 100%. It is just horrible customer service! They could be putting lives on the line!

  12. Boy, when we get a new car, we are going to do SO MUCH RESEARCH on it.

    • Christine - The Choosy Mommy

      I think it will make your decision in the end so much easier.

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