Air bags are a later addition for driver and passenger safety. Air bags are designed to reduce the risk of personal injury to the driver and passengers. Air bags come at a price and an extra $3,000.00 to purchase a vehicle fitted with an air bag is well worth it as it’s another safety feature, designed to save lives and prevent personal injury. Remember if fitting any additional bumper bar component, it may affect the air bag safety operation.
THINGS TO LOOK FOR
Is it possible to see if an air bag is operating correctly to it’s design or when buying a second hand vehicle fitted with an air bag.? The only way to check if the air bag is fitted is to take your vehicle to your mechanic and ask if they can access the fault codes on the air bag and this will show if it’s operating correctly. Pay for this test procedure and get a receipt, with the fault code number, signed by the mechanic or the technician . This way you have proof that the air bag is still there and is operating to its specification.
IS IT EXPENSIVE TO REPAIR?
Yes!. Air bags are expensive but so is your life. If your vehicle has been involved in an accident with an air bag going off or when buying a second hand vehicle, make sure it is operating to its design purpose to save lives. The average air bag costs around $2,000-$3,000.00.