You’ve narrowed down all the features in the car you want to buy: make, model, accessories, even the color is perfect. Before inking the deal, however, there’s one important stop you should make: www.safercar.gov.
Safercar.gov is the website for The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an agency of the Department of Transportation. The organization’s role is putting vehicles through a variety of safety tests and giving each a rating of one to five stars depending on performance. Comprehensive reviews and other safety information are also available.
If you want another look into your prospective dream car’s safety performance, check out the ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: www.iihs.org. This organization’s testing is known for its rigorous nature.