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Monthly Archives: May 2015

AIRBAGS; IS MAINTENANCE NECESSARY?

AIRBAGS; IS MAINTENANCE NECESSARY?

An airbag, or a supplemental restraint, is made to protect drivers from a hard impact during a collision. Because it only inflates during the impact it’s considered a ‘passive’ safety component. Airbags help to prevent severe head and chest injuries. In the last 20 years it has been estimated that airbags have saved 15,000 lives. Now although Airbags do not need continuous maintenance, the main reason to have your airbag serviced is if your airbag has been deployed during a collision. Otherwise you may come across these maintenance issues. If you see a Reset Airbag Light this most likely means your dashboard has become deactivated. This means that most likely your airbag will not be able to open and respond if you were to get into an accident. If this happens you will need a professional to examine the airbags and this may take a few hours and usually costs a few hundred. Just like if your airbags have deployed, you may need airbag rep ... read more

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