Your car helps you get from point A to point B, but do you know if it's doing that as safely as possible? Maybe you're thinking of purchasing a new car and would like to know how safe that car is. Our SafeCar app can help.
We designed this app to help people quickly and easily find their car's safety rating, green rating, and price range. This can either inform you about the safety of your current vehicle, or can help you make a decision about which car you should purchase next.
The SafeCar app is available for free for iPhone, Android, and soon BlackBerry phones.
The SafeCar app pulls safety ratings, green ratings and pricing information from our online vehicle rating tool. This online tool pulls the data from three sources:
- Safety Ratings are obtained from Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) and are based on four rating categories: Head Restraint Rating, Frontal Impact, Side Impact, and Rollover test.
- Green Ratings and Fuel Economy information are obtained from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Green Ratings are rated with scores ranging from 0 to 10, where 10 is the best. Mileage estimates are meant to be used in comparison with other vehicles. Actual mileage will vary.
- Vehicle Prices are obtained from Canadian Black Book and have been gathered into searchable ranges. Price Ranges are meant to be used for estimation only.