Zimmerman Honda wants you to know as much about your next vehicle purchase as possible. That's why we provide the links below to help you make an informed decision about which vehicle is right for you.
Smart Buyers value safety & economy, and consider vehicle histories, recall histories, and crash test and vehicle rollover rating information when deciding on their next vehicle purchase.
Our most important goal is to provide you with a vehicle that you feel safe in, are confident driving, and are happy to own. We at Zimmerman Honda understand that customer satisfaction is why people come back to us when it's time to purchase another vehicle.
Our over 53 year history of service to the Quad Cities communities proves that we care about our customers!
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
NHTSA investigates safety defects in motor vehicles, sets and enforces fuel economy standards, helps states and local communities reduce the threat of drunk drivers, promotes the use of safety belts, child safety seats and air bags, investigates odometer fraud, establishes and enforces vehicle anti-theft regulations and provides consumer information on motor vehicle safety topics.
NHTSA also conducts research on driver behavior and traffic safety, to develop the most efficient and effective means of bringing about safety improvements.
NHTSA provides information on:
* Traffic Safety
* Vehicles & Equipment
* Crash Test and Vehicle Rollover Ratings
* Manufacturer Information
A division of NHTSA providing direct links to:
* Equipment and Safety Information (Tire ratings and safety information, Air bag safety information, rollover prevention information)
* Five Star Crash Test and Rollover Ratings (Results since 1990)
* Defects and Recalls (File a complaint, Ongoing investigations, Check for Recalls)
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is an independent, nonprofit, scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses—deaths, injuries, and property damage—from crashes on the U.S.’s highways.
The Institute is wholly supported by auto insurers. IIHS conducts a frontal offset crash test, a side-impact crash test, a low-speed rear bumper test and rates head restraints.
Euro NCAP: Established in 1997 and now backed by five European Governments, the European Commission and motoring and consumer organizations in every EU country, Euro NCAP has rapidly become a catalyst for encouraging significant safety improvements to new car design.
Euro NCAP conducts a frontal offset crash test, a side-impact crash test, a side-impact pole test and a pedestrian impact test.
New Car Assessment Japan: The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, in cooperation with the National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victims' Aid (NASVA), tests and evaluates the safety of automobiles currently on the Japanese market. Test results are publicly released under the title New Car Assessment Japan.
NASVA conducts a frontal crash test, an offset frontal crash test, a side-impact crash test, braking tests, a pedestrian head test and child safety seat performance tests.
IntelliChoice helps new and used car, truck, SUV and minivan shoppers with complete pricing, ownership cost, safety, recall, rebate, incentives, lease and finance data.
Providing information on:
* Prices of new and used cars, trucks, and SUVs
* Financing options
* The best vehicle values
* Comparisons of manufacturer incentives
* Leasing information
* Repair tips
* Research car buying
Top Ten Lists of:
* Most Researched Vehicles
* Fuel Economy Leaders
* Most Stolen Vehicles
* Lowest Ownership Costs
* Lowest Fuel Costs
* Highest Retained Value
CARFAX provides a complete vehicle history service.
CARFAX Vehicle History Reports™ provide information that can impact a consumer's decision about a used car or truck.
A CARFAX Report may include:
* Title information, including salvaged or junked titles
* Flood damage history
* Total loss accident history
* Odometer readings
* Lemon history
* State emissions inspection results
* Number of owners
* Service records
* Lien activity, and/or
* Vehicle use (taxi, rental, lease, etc.)
The exclusive CARFAX Buyback Guarantee reduces the risk involved in buying a used car. If CARFAX fails to include a DMV-reported incident (salvage, fire, flood damage, odometer problems, lemon history) in a CARFAX Report, CARFAX may buy the vehicle back for the full purchase price.