Crash Rating Reports Can Supplement Vehicle History Reports

Here at Braddock Motors, we work to inform our customers and other drivers about ways in which to enhance their safety. One common method that many prospective vehicle owners use to evaluate possible purchases is the vehicle history report. These reports are produced by several large data collection organizations, and they can provide fairly comprehensive information about vehicles that have been involved in catastrophic incidents. While these vehicle history reports have their places, drivers should also make use of what are known as vehicle crash ratings in order to make the best of decisions.

While several organizations put out vehicle crash rating reports, there are two such services that stand out from the crowd due to their accurate predictions. These services are the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and they both supply easy to read and understand crash reports.

The IIHS puts the vehicles that they investigate through a number of specialized crash tests. This field of five tests results in a proprietary rating that describes proposed crash worthiness. These ratings come in one of four varieties, and these varieties include Good, Acceptable, Marginal, and Poor.

The NHTSA also conducts a number of tests on their client vehicles. Their rating system uses proprietary scores to describe the crash worthiness of vehicles. This service provides stars on a scale of 1 to 5, with "1" being the worst score and "5" being the best. Given that both of these services are well respected for their precision, prospective vehicle owners who want to do their utmost to purchase safer vehicles would do well to combine the power of vehicle history reports with the insight of vehicle crash reports.



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