Our Seattle body shop has seen people and cars miraculously survive serious collisions. Maybe you’re wondering how well your car would hold up in a wreck. Every year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tests the safety ratings of about 92% of all passenger vehicles. These performances are posted to Safecar.gov for you to access. You can also check ratings through a separate, non-profit organization called the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The funded safety trials and crash-test ratings are available on their website, and even include electric cars like the Nissan Leaf. Check both for the most reliable
Standards for crash-ratings are always being raised, so newer cars are becoming increasingly safer. A more resilient car means less money spent in repair costs, so take time to choose a car that can withstand a collision, should it happen.