School is just around the corner. Some of us might have little ones that aren’t so little anymore and need a vehicle. This is a big decision for any parent, as you need a safe, secure, and affordable vehicle. The team at A+ Japanese Auto Repair is here to help you evaluate the vehicle right for you and your son or daughter. Of course, safety always comes first.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently changed its system for its Top Safety Picks and Top Safety Pick Plus winners, making it a lot harder for vehicles to make the cut.
The safest cars are in the Top Safety Pick Plus category -- they need to earn a Good rating in all crash tests, get Advanced or Superior scores for front crash prevention, and come with Acceptable or Good rated headlights. Before this system change, automakers could install higher rated headlights on various models and still make the cut. However, this year, they have to meet the other criteria.
The Top Safety Pick Plus winners include, in no particular order:
The Top Safety Picks are practically the same -- they have scored a Good rating in all the crash tests, score an Advanced or Superior rating in front-crash prevention but can get away with only offering Acceptable or Good headlights, instead of making it standard for that specific model of vehicle. Here are the Top Safety Picks by make:
Honda Civic Coupe, Civic hatchback, CR-V and Accord
Hyundai Elantra, Elantra GT, Sonata, Kona, Tucson, Palisade, Santa Fe, andVeloster
Kia Forte, Soul, Stinger, Sportage, Sorento and Telluride
Subaru Ascent, Crosstrek, Impreza sedan, Impreza wagon and WRX
Toyota Corolla sedan, Corolla hatchback and RAV4
If you are looking to purchase a used vehicle for your son or daughter, the team at A+ Japanese Auto Repair highly recommends a pre-purchase inspection performed by our team of technicians to avoid the future large expenses. We will thoroughly examine your vehicle to ensure each and every component is performing tip-top shape. Schedule an appointment today at A+ Japanese Auto Repair today, and our team will thoroughly examine your vehicle. We are conveniently located at 780 Industrial Road, San Carlos, CA 94070.