If you're worried that you car has been hit with a dreaded recall, worry no more.

That's because the automotive data experts at HPI have a service that allows you to quickly check to see if your vehicle is the subject of a recall.

HPI Recall  is the quickest and simplest way available to check if a manufacturer has recalled a vehicle. It provides trusted and reliable vehicle recall information in a matter of seconds, with users only needing to provide their vehicle's number plate.

Official notification letter and envelope for a UK car safety recall

"Vehicle recall is a problem that is a cause for concern for many motorists. Missing a recall can impact on the reliability and safety of the vehicle, " said Fernando Garcia, consumer director at HPI. "The HPI Recall checker is designed to make monitoring your vehicle as easy as possible."

The recall check adds another layer to HPI's already comprehensive vehicle checks, which confirms whether a vehicle is currently recorded as stolen with the police, has outstanding finance against it or has been written off. It also includes as standard, a mileage check against the National Mileage Register, with over 200 million mileage readings. It's a service that even pre-dates the internet, with HPI providing vehicle checking services for around 80 years.

Honda Jazz

The focus on vehicle recalls comes after it was announced that Honda is recalling 141,321 cars fitted with potentially dangerous Takata airbags, which may have inflators that could rupture and cause injury if they are deployed.

The UK recall affects Accord, Jazz, Insight and CR-V models built from February 2010 to May 2015.

Row of new cars on dealership forecourt