The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsors SaferCar.gov where you can check for recalls on vehicles, car seats, tires, and equipment. You can also report safety issues and get lots of tips on driver safety.
Using SaferCar.gov, you can subscribe to email alerts and RSS feeds, register car seats, and download the mobile app for Apple and Android devices.
If you plan on traveling by car during the winter months, planning and prevention are keys to a successful trip. This interactive module from safercar.gov has lots of useful tips: http://www.safercar.gov/Vehicle+Owners/Resources/Winter-driving-tips-static