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General Inspection – Air Bags

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PURPOSE
Air bags are designed to save lives and reduce the risk of personal injury to the driver and passengers. An extra $3,000.00 to purchase a vehicle fitted with an air bag is well worth the expense. 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 or if buying a second hand vehicle fitted with an air bag?  The only way to check this 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. The average air bag costs around $2,000-$3,000.00.

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