The Truck Town team knows that vehicle safety is a priority for our Bremerton, WA customers. We're also aware that the safety ratings used by the automotive industry to rank vehicles can be a bit confusing. That's why we've put together this short summary of the most commonly used ratings. Hopefully, it clears things up.

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) is one of the two main safety ratings used by the automotive industry today. They test vehicles according to five particular criteria. These are small front overlap, moderate front overlap, head restraints, seats, and side. After conducting tests, ratings are given as good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

The other governing body you'll want to know is the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Their ratings are given through a star system. Five stars is the highest. They put vehicles through rigorous tests such as rollover and front and side-impact.