Vehicle Recalls - What To Do
What to do if your vehicle is recalled
Vehicle recalls are becoming more common these days, and although can be annoying on the whole they just mean that manufacturers are being more cautious. If you have a Toyota you are probably quite an expert on what to do, for those of you who do not drive a Toyota this is how it all works…
The car recall process
Car manufacturers will register a problem with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), this organisation will authorise the DVLA to give details of current owners of the particular vehicle affected.
In turn the manufacturer will contact owners either by phone, email, letter or if you are leasing the leasing company in our case Ultracar will be alerted and in turn they will inform their customer. The manufacturer will organise a repair free of charge at the nearest dealer located to the customer.
Depending on the fault it can take a few minutes to a few hours, of course its the inconvenience of having to make the trip to the garage to be fixed which customers find frustrating. Let alone if the fix takes hours and you are without your car, something that the manufacturers do not factor in!
More recalls means bad manufacturing?
Actually as cars become more smart, and have more safety features I think we can expect to see more recalls. This really should be taken as a positive rather than as a negative, as this shows that manufacturers are doing more to ensure our safety as passengers and drivers.
Check your vehicle
You can check to see if your vehicle has been recalled by visiting VOSA recall page.
To use this service you will need to have the cars manufacturer, the car model and the date of manufacture.
Are you driving a vehicle which is becoming unreliable?
As winter draws in more and more drivers are looking to change their cars, however many drivers have a poor credit score which means it can be difficult to get finance. Here at Ultracar we only work with people who have a poor credit history for whatever reason, we are able to lease a vehicle to you for 3 years, thereafter you can either renew to a newer model, or you can walk away.