Highway officials urge to check your vehicle for recalls

COLLEGE STATION, Tx. (KBTX) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is urging customers to check their vehicles for recalls and needed maintenance.

According to the NHTSA, tens of millions of Takata airbags are under recall, marking the largest recall in U.S. history.

Summer is coming up, and taking your car on a long road trip without getting it checked for recalls or maintenance, may leave you stranded on the side of the road.

Lenko Arezina, the manager at Pro-Tec in College Station warns that a 25 dollar air filter or oil change is a lot cheaper than a tow bill or a replacement engine.

“If you don’t fix a problem that your car has or do the maintenance when its recommended for your vehicle it’s going to either A leave you stranded or leave you stuck with a huge repair bill,” says Arezina.

Arezina says that every time you bring your car into an auto body shop, they run your VIN number for recalls. If your car has a recall, you can get it fixed at your local car dealership for free.

The NHTSA says you can also check your cars VIN number for potential recalls by visiting their website along with a video showing how to locate your VIN, located in the related links section.