NAPA AutoCare Corner: Airbags – The Need for Speed
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Airbags sometimes seem to be fickle aspects of a vehicle that have a mind of their own. They also have an association of being soft and fluffy in their un-deployed state. When released however, it is a whole different story. Their explosion is engineered to be fast and efficient at stopping the moving force of your body from exiting the vehicle upon impact.
Ever been in a minor fender bender and wondered, “Why didn’t my airbag work?” Well, movies and television have led us to think that airbags go off with the slightest bump – but that’s simply not the case.
Furthermore, your airbag isn’t broken because it didn’t go off in that particular instance. It is only deployed under very specific and monitored conditions that are designed with your safety in mind.
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