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Keeping older cars safe
I don't want to give this car to my son unless I am sure it is safe. The tires were just replaced last summer (Bridgestones)and the brakes done about a year and a half ago. The owner's guide says to have the airbag checked @ 10 years. Haven't done this. Is it really important? What other things should I be concerned about with a car of this age?
I plan to take this car to a mechanic and have it checked like it's a used car I was going to buy, but I don't need him to tell me that the antenna doesn't retract any more and the seat belts don't roll back without assistance. I want him to look at those things that could be a dangerous mechanical problem. I'm thinking like steering, suspension, brakes. What parts might be worn? What else should I have him look at?