How to Properly Use Crash Test Ratings During Your Car Search

At Rimrock Kia, your safety is our number one concern. That's why we want you to properly understand and utilize the various crash test ratings during your car search. These ratings offer valuable information that can help you make a wise decision about your next vehicle in Billings, MT. Here are a few tips to help you understand the differences between the two main crash tests.

One organization that performs tests is called the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This organization rates vehicles using a four-word scale. Ratings can be "good," "acceptable," "marginal," or "poor," depending on the forces measured during a particular test. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration assigns star levels to the vehicles they test. A five-star rating indicates a vehicle that has performed well in a test, while a one-star rating indicates lacking performance. With any vehicle, it's best to utilize both tests to ensure you find the safest vehicle.

If you're in the market for a safer vehicle, stop by our dealership so our skilled vehicle experts can discuss the safety of your next vehicle with you.

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