Information on crash test ratings, child car seats, and mechanical defects.
Advocates for Highway/Auto Safety
Auto Safety Tips
Car Consumers: advocacy group for safe & reliable cars
CarSeat.org: safety information on installing/choosing children’s carseats
Car Seat Ratings for children from NHTSA
Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety
CrashTest.org: crash test ratings and general information
Car crash information, from Insurance Information Institute
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (crash tests for 1997-2002 cars)
PartsGeek Accident Resource Guide
Safe car buying guide from the Insurance Information Institute
SaferCar.gov: vehicle safety info on recalls, tires, defects, rollovers
Search for car recalls, complaints, technical service bulletins
Search for car recalls, technical service bulletins (Alldata)
Secret warranties, technical service bulletins, car complaints (free regis. req.)
Tire/tires ratings from the U.S. NHTSA (safercar.gov)
Buyers’ guides, new and used car reviews and testimonials, and news from the automotive world.
Information about your car’s mechanical maladies and technological troubles.
Recall notices, “Lemon Law” resources and other information.
Alldata — Automobile Recalls/Service Bulletins
Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan (hearings on lemons)
Car Talk searchable recalls, service bulletins, crash data, complaints
Lemon Check®: see if your car was previously declared a “lemon” under state law ++
Lemon-Aid Car Guides by Phil Edmonston
Lemon Law state by state info from Autopedia
Recall Notices for Your Car Sent by Email
VinCheck: database of stolen and totaled cars, free searches
WarrantyInfo: how to buy an extended warranty [note the source]
Gas prices and efficiency, as well as carbon emissions for new and used cars.
Fuel Economy ratings of new cars, side by side comparisons
Fuel Cost Calculator: cost of gas for your car, point A to point B
Gas Buddy: Compare gas prices nationwide
Gas Price Comparisons (GasPriceWatch)
Green Guide to environmentally friendly cars
Green ratings for fuel efficiency and emissions levels of new cars