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'Is Your Car Safe?' - Tonight

Presenter Ginny Buckley visits Thatchams in the programme to see how they test car safety. Photo: ITV / Tonight

In the last year, more than three million vehicles have been recalled for safety reasons by manufacturers.

Checking whether your car, a part or accessory has been recalled is easy - just visit https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-recall. All you need is the vehicle’s registration number or the name of the manufacturer, model and year of manufacture.

If there’s a problem you’ll need to get your car fixed or replaced by the manufacturer, you won’t usually have to pay for any repairs or parts.

More than 10% of all consumer complaints made to Trading Standards are about used cars. To check whether the second hand car you want to buy is safe, experts advise following these steps:

If you are buying a new or used vehicle, check the safety rating on the Euro NCAP website https://www.euroncap.com/en.

You can watch ‘Is Your Car Safe? - Tonight’ on ITV on Thursday 20th June at 7.30pm.