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Anchorage’s Top Auto Mechanic Explains Everything You Need to Know About Airbags January 9, 2017

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Anchorage’s Top Auto Mechanic Explains Everything You Need to Know About Airbags, Anchorage, Alaska

While there’s a chance you may not even see them the entire time you own your car, airbags are an essential part of car safety. Since they’re out of sight, few drivers have in-depth knowledge about them, but it can be useful to receive a primer from an auto mechanic. Based in Anchorage, AK, Dean's Automotive Service Center has become known as the region’s top auto body shop. Whether you need a tire rotation or auto repairs, these professionals will restore your vehicle to like-new condition.

In the event of a serious crash, airbags are your most important defense against injuries beyond the protection afforded to you by the impact absorbed by the car itself. Tucked away behind the steering wheel and the dashboard, airbags are usually made of a thin nylon material. They work via a sensor: When it detects a force above a certain threshold, the airbag will fill instantly with nitrogen gas and deploy. The inflated bag will absorb what’s left of the impact and make sure you don’t slam into the front of the vehicle. Afterwards, Anchorage’s top auto mechanics say the airbag will quickly deflate so you won’t be trapped. 

auto mechanicSince most parts of a car break down over time, drivers often wonder if they need to check on the airbag as well. For the most part, the answer is no. In most modern cars, manufacturers confidently say the airbags are set to last for the lifespan of your vehicle. However, if you have an older car, particularly one from before the mid-1990s, it would be wise to have an auto mechanic take a look at it. Due to the use of plastic in the airbag mechanism of some of these older cars, there is a possibility of moisture development, which could lead to rust in the airbag igniter. 

If you’re concerned about your airbags or any other safety feature of your car, you can always visit Dean's Automotive Service Center for assistance. To get in touch with the staff, just dial (907) 276- 5731. You can learn more about the center and their auto mechanics by visiting their website

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