Things you should know about airbags in your car

02/01/2020

Your airbag may work well with your seat belt to give you adequate restraint before you hit your head on the steering. This restraint is necessary to give your head enough time for the airbag to launch before it touches the steering.

Airbags are part of the safety features present in newer cars. They are installed to prevent the damages and reduce the impact during a collision. That is why it is important you know a few things about this a safety technology to understand how to use it better.

Here on Naijacarnews.com – your leading car news website in Nigeria, are the 5 facts about airbag you never knew.

5 quick facts about airbags in cars

1. How airbag works

Are you aware that huge or heavy collision triggers the sensor that brings the airbag out to protect your head from hitting the steering? The simple mechanics of airbag is this; when the speed of your car is higher than the speed of the car you hit towards a similar direction, the airbag will definitely not deploy. The surprising side to this is that the airbag will deploy itself when you drive at lower speed and you collide against a heavy truck, which is parked. This simply explains that the technology behind the airbag is to deploy itself only where there is sudden momentum that is negative.

2. Not all cars have airbags

Not every car has airbag safety feature installed in it. You probably need to inquire from the car dealer if your intended car has an airbag for safety.

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Airbag is installed in car to protect the driver's head from injury from heavy collision

3. What inside the airbag

Do not panic when you see smoke dust around your airbag. It is a factory set to ensure faster deployment of airbag with the use of nitrogen gas and fine dust to put pressure and compression on it.

4. Airbag and seatbelt should go with each other

Your airbag may work well with your seat belt to give you adequate restraint before you hit your head on the steering. This restraint is necessary to give your head enough time for the airbag to launch before it touches the steering.

5. Speed of airbag

The speed of an airbag is amazing just like the blink of an eye. This means the airbag deploys itself at the rate of two hundred miles every hour.

Video: How airbag works inside car

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