Safercar sends real-time updates on automotive recalls, child seat installation information and safety updates directly to its users' mobile devices. Users can also visit Safercar's website or browse the mobile application to learn about crash test ratings, tire test results, vehicle complaints and automotive technologies that keep drivers safe.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, created Safercar to put vehicle safety information in the hands of American motorists in real time. Another of Safercar's main functions is to provide an outlet for motorists to submit complaints about automobiles, both to inform other drivers and to prompt NHTSA to investigate problems.
NHTSA provides information on proper child seat installation to Safercar's users. Safercar also has information about the safety ratings of many popular child seat models. When a user is unable to install a child seat himself, Safercar can direct him to a NHTSA-approved automotive car seat installer.
Users have access to information from NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Rating program through both the Safercar app and website. NHTSA has information on cars meriting its 5-Star Safety Rating dating from 1990 to the present automotive model year. For most models, users can view a breakdown of the vehicle's safety ratings.