QOTD: The Recall Blues
I'm willing to bet some of you in our reading audience drive affected vehicles. I also once worked as a service advisor, so I've been around the dealership side of the experience. What I am wondering is -- are you the type of person who schedules service right away when the recall notice hits your mailbox? Does it depend on what's at issue -- in other words, do you address safety recalls right away but let something that's fairly harmless linger? Or do you just say "I'll get to it when I get to it", even if it means taking a gamble on your safety and the safety of others on the road?
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Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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