U.S. drivers can now get safety alerts about their vehicles on a new mobile app.
SaferCar, by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), allows users to save their vehicles, car seats, equipment, or tires in a virtual garage on their smartphone. The app automatically checks for safety recalls every day and notifies the user if an issue requires their attention.
“In today’s world, smartphones are the tool of choice for many tasks—and the updated SaferCar app is a new safety tool at the public’s disposal,” said NHTSA Deputy Administrator, James Owens.
“The SaferCar app allows you to store your information locally on your device and then the app goes to work to inform you of recalls as they occur—and owners can more quickly get their free recall repairs scheduled.”
Information on the SaferCar app is available at NHTSA.gov/app.