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Keeping You Safe From Car Crashes: An Overview on Seatbelts

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It’s easy to take for granted the act of wearing a seatbelt. Sometimes, it can even be an afterthought to wear them if you’re not in a tough part of the road. However, the seemingly flimsy piece of fabric attached to a fastening mechanism can be what separates you from minor whiplash to certain death. Your car’s seat belts are a crucial part of your vehicle’s Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). It’s just as crucial as your proximity sensors and airbags in ensuring that you’re safe from the risk of car collisions. In this article, we’ll guide you through how a...

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Road Safety: Understanding Supplemental Restraint Systems

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Maintaining your car is a lot about looking at structural damage and how it affects your driving ability. Although minor dents are ignorable, imbalances in your wheel alignment can make a world of difference in how you drive on the road. Besides looking at your car’s handling in terms of steering and driving, you should also look at the components that reinforce your safety. Understanding your vehicle’s SRS requirements Your vehicle’s Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) refers to the collection of safety measures that your car has to keep you and your passengers away from harm. Your airbags, modules, position sensors,...

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3 Tips to Safely Manage Your Car’s Seat Belts After an Accident

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A seatbelt is designed to keep people safe should their vehicle ever be involved in a fender-bender. Seatbelts may just save lives if they are properly worn. They may draw the line between life and death for the people inside the vehicle. This is why it is of utmost importance that everyone riding, not just the people in the front seat, wears a seatbelt when the vehicle is in motion. While it is true that seatbelts are effective in saving lives during a collision, what happens to them after an accident? The shocking truth about seatbelts is that they may...

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Understanding Why Your Dashboard Airbag Light Is Flashing

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Any of the warning lights blinking or turning on your dashboard should be a cause for concern, but there are few quite as terrifying as the SRS airbag warning light. This usually means a minor problem with your sensors; in many cases, all that is needed is some internal calibration. There is, however, a chance of something worse lurking behind that ominous blinking light.  Great care must be taken in their repairs, as the incorrect deployment of airbags can lead to serious injuries. Though you may have the confidence to make these repairs yourself, it might still be best to...

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What You Need to Know About Your Vehicle's SRS Light

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Have you ever noticed those colorful indicators on your dashboard? Your vehicle can tell you what it needs through those lights. From the blinking light with a stick figure to the genie bottle light that signals it’s time for an oil change, it’s not that difficult to address the issues of your vehicle when you know what they mean. However, one light that has confused many is the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) light. The SRS controls the automatic seat belt restraints and airbags, which is why it is an extremely important light. When the SRS indicator is lit up, it...

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