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Pictures and more in the blog post: https://motorandwheels.com/airbags-explained/
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📘 Peter Jones' book on car parts for beginners.
Transcript:
First things first, what exactly is an airbag? It's a safety feature found in all newer cars designed to cushion you in the event of a crash. They inflate extremely quickly, in a fraction of a second, and then deflate upon impact to protect you. This is made possible by a quick chemical reaction initiated by an electrical circuit when the car detects a significant change in speed.
These airbags are always ready to spring into action during a collision, hence referred to as passive restraints, as opposed to seat belts which you need to fasten yourself. Remember, wearing your seatbelt is still vital as it works together with airbags to maximize your protection.
Now, if you're curious about what airbags look like, they are generally concealed behind panels in the car's interior such as the steering wheel, dashboard, and side doors. The airbag system consists mainly of impact sensors, an inflation module, and the airbag itself, typically made of nylon or polyester. When deployed, front airbags can be quite large, sometimes up to 60 liters in volume, whereas side airbags are comparatively smaller.
Moving on, let's talk about where these airbags are situated within a vehicle. Different types of airbags have different locations. You have the driver airbag in the steering wheel and the passenger airbag in the dashboard. Then there are seat-mounted airbags, found on the sides of the seats, and roof rail airbags, installed in the roof rails of the vehicle. Handling airbags should be left to professionals since they can be hazardous if mishandled.
Now you might wonder, how to ascertain if your airbags are functioning correctly? Keeping an eye on the airbag warning light on your dashboard is a good starting point. If it stays illuminated or lights up while driving, it's time to consult a technician. You can also perform an airbag diagnostic test to check the system's functionality or regularly check for any recalls from your car manufacturer regarding airbag issues.
A common query is about the lifespan of airbags. Good news here - they are built to last the lifetime of your vehicle, so there's no periodic replacement required. However, do keep an eye on any warning lights to ensure the system is functioning correctly.
Speaking of replacements, if you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to replace an airbag, the costs can vary. Generally, the prices could range between $250 to $800 for driver-side airbags and $400 to $1500 for other types. But remember, it's vital to get new airbags as opposed to used ones to adhere to state laws and prioritize safety.
When it comes to replacing them, it is a task best left to the professionals, given the central role airbags play in ensuring passenger safety.
If you want to learn more about airbags, there’s a link in the show notes where I dive a bit deeper. There are also pictures to help you understand it all better.
Until next time, take care and drive safely!
Check our website: MotorAndWheels.com.

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Kandungan disediakan oleh Peter Jones. Semua kandungan podcast termasuk episod, grafik dan perihalan podcast dimuat naik dan disediakan terus oleh Peter Jones atau rakan kongsi platform podcast mereka. Jika anda percaya seseorang menggunakan karya berhak cipta anda tanpa kebenaran anda, anda boleh mengikuti proses yang digariskan di sini https://ms.player.fm/legal.

Pictures and more in the blog post: https://motorandwheels.com/airbags-explained/
Connect with Peter Jones.
📘 Peter Jones' book on car parts for beginners.
Transcript:
First things first, what exactly is an airbag? It's a safety feature found in all newer cars designed to cushion you in the event of a crash. They inflate extremely quickly, in a fraction of a second, and then deflate upon impact to protect you. This is made possible by a quick chemical reaction initiated by an electrical circuit when the car detects a significant change in speed.
These airbags are always ready to spring into action during a collision, hence referred to as passive restraints, as opposed to seat belts which you need to fasten yourself. Remember, wearing your seatbelt is still vital as it works together with airbags to maximize your protection.
Now, if you're curious about what airbags look like, they are generally concealed behind panels in the car's interior such as the steering wheel, dashboard, and side doors. The airbag system consists mainly of impact sensors, an inflation module, and the airbag itself, typically made of nylon or polyester. When deployed, front airbags can be quite large, sometimes up to 60 liters in volume, whereas side airbags are comparatively smaller.
Moving on, let's talk about where these airbags are situated within a vehicle. Different types of airbags have different locations. You have the driver airbag in the steering wheel and the passenger airbag in the dashboard. Then there are seat-mounted airbags, found on the sides of the seats, and roof rail airbags, installed in the roof rails of the vehicle. Handling airbags should be left to professionals since they can be hazardous if mishandled.
Now you might wonder, how to ascertain if your airbags are functioning correctly? Keeping an eye on the airbag warning light on your dashboard is a good starting point. If it stays illuminated or lights up while driving, it's time to consult a technician. You can also perform an airbag diagnostic test to check the system's functionality or regularly check for any recalls from your car manufacturer regarding airbag issues.
A common query is about the lifespan of airbags. Good news here - they are built to last the lifetime of your vehicle, so there's no periodic replacement required. However, do keep an eye on any warning lights to ensure the system is functioning correctly.
Speaking of replacements, if you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to replace an airbag, the costs can vary. Generally, the prices could range between $250 to $800 for driver-side airbags and $400 to $1500 for other types. But remember, it's vital to get new airbags as opposed to used ones to adhere to state laws and prioritize safety.
When it comes to replacing them, it is a task best left to the professionals, given the central role airbags play in ensuring passenger safety.
If you want to learn more about airbags, there’s a link in the show notes where I dive a bit deeper. There are also pictures to help you understand it all better.
Until next time, take care and drive safely!
Check our website: MotorAndWheels.com.

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