The safety of your vehicle depends on a few different factors. Other than the seat belts in the car you will also be able to depend on the air bags to provide protection. These have gone well beyond just the air bags which are on the passenger side of the vehicle. You will be able to count on air bags which drape in front of the windows as well as those which are provided to shield you from the windshield. The more air bags you have in a vehicle, the easier it is to get the protection you need whenever you are in an accident. Here are a few of the things you should know about the air bags in your vehicle.
Types of Air Bags for your Vehicle
The glass which flies around in an accident is a major problem as it can cause cuts in the skin or it can also cause damage to eyes. When with the use of safety glass, this is still no guarantee that you will be free from harm whenever you are in an accident. Making sure that you are using curtain air bags will help to make sure that you are being protected from direct impact with the glass or with the frame of the car as well. These deploy from just above the frame of the door and in front of the windshield to offer protection to the driver.
Front Dash Air Bags
The air bags which are deployed in front of the driver and passenger are intended to prevent whiplash and also to stop people from being ejected form vehicles. These have helped to prevent many people from being killed on impact. It is important to make sure that when in an accident that you are not using your arm across the steering wheel at all. This will help to prevent any kinds of problems in which you will encounter a broken hand or a broken wrist. As long as you are keeping your hands at 10 and 2 on the wheel, you will have a better chance of preventing anything from being broken. If you are making sure to sit an arm’s length away from the steering wheel, it will help to ensure your safety should you happen to be in an accident.
Other Types of Air Bags
Air bags can be very expensive to replace. Many people have been getting around this cost by purchasing repacked air bags. These have been used and repacked after being inspected for damage. The air bag is pressurized and ready for use if you should get into another accident. The important thing to remember whenever buying these is that not all companies know what they are doing when packing these. There have been reports of improperly packed air bags deploying when they were not supposed to. By researching the companies you are buying from, you will have a better chance of getting the air bags which will operate correctly whenever they are needed. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can inspect it for the safety for you and your passengers.