16400 S. 104th Ave.
Orland Park, IL 60467

Air Bag System Repair

Air bags save thousands of lives every year in automobile and truck crashes. The air bag system is designed to deploy itself upon a significant impact, thus protecting both the driver and passenger from life threatening injuries. However, although the air bag system is seen as a lifesaver for many, for some, failure of the air bag system is more of an expensive nuisance. Air bag system repair is not exactly cheap, especially if there is a default with your system or your air bag deploys itself in a minor accident or when you bump into a curb. This has happened to many people, and has lead to questions about whether or not they should have their air bag systems deactivated.

First let's look at the basics of an air bag system before we talk about problems. There are three parts to the air bag system. The first part is called the air bag module and has an inflator unit, along with a lightweight air bag. Many modern day vehicles (but not all) have air bags located on both the driver and passenger side of the vehicle. The driver's air bag is located within the steering wheel, while the passenger's air bag module lies within the instrument panel. The passenger air bag, when inflated, is larger than the driver's air bag, because the distance between the instrument panel and the passenger is greater compared to the distance between the driver and the steering wheel. There are also crash sensors located in the front of the vehicle or by the passenger compartment. Some vehicles have multiple sensors, and are activated during heavy duty front and rear end crashes. There is also a diagnostic unit that watches the readiness of the air bag system. If the unit finds a problem, a warning light will come on and the driver should then take his or her vehicle in for an inspection of the air bag system. This may mean an air bag system repair job depending upon the problem. Some vehicles may also have an on/off switch, which will deactivate the air bag on its own.

Air bags are more beneficial than problematic, and drivers should always wear a seatbelt in addition to having an air bag system within their vehicle. If your air bag deploys on its own or the diagnostic warning light comes on indicating a problem with your air bag system, then you will need a reliable professional that can fix the problem. Once an air bag deploys, it has to be put back in place. Some drivers complain that their air bag system is faulty because it deploys on low impact. The driver can choose to have his or her system deactivated or purchase a vehicle that is not equipped with an air bag system. Cooper Service Inc. performs air bag system repair jobs in case your air bag unnecessarily deploys or the warning light comes on indicating a potential problem with the system. We use the latest scanners and technological devices to find out what is causing your air bag system to not function properly and have a well-trained crew that will make the necessary air bag system repair required. Our family owned business is all about caring about the customer and taking care of their vehicle in a quick, efficient manner at a reasonable cost, so you can get back on the road in no time at all. Remember, the choice of whether or not you want an air bag in your vehicle is up to you. Even though many modern day cars and trucks are equipped with air bag units, you can always purchase a vehicle without this special feature. Problems with air bag systems fall in the less frequent category, but sometimes air bag units do deploy unnecessarily or have some kind of failure within the system. In the larger scheme of things, it is probably better to have an air bag system within your vehicle then not have one, and if there is a problem, then come to Cooper Service Inc. for professional service and a great caring attitude!

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