With the death tolls on national roads rising internationally, safety has become of utmost importance when purchasing a car. While seatbelts still prove an effective way of protecting passengers, no car is complete without a good air bag system. There are a few features that every air bag system should possess in order to adequately protect you and your passengers.
The air bag is ultimately the most integral part of any air bag system. It makes no difference if you have the most modern air bag system if it contains a poor quality air bag. Ensure that the actual bag is produced from good quality nylon or polyimide. This will ensure that the bag doesn’t rip or pop upon impact.
"Air bag systems have become very intuitive and most of them have a warning light to advise you when there is a problem with the air bag system. Problems like faulty sensors or expired air bags are easily picked up and should be seen to immediately. Air bag systems come with at least three crash sensors. In all new cars, these sensors are situated in the crash zone. These sensors are calibrated to register head-on collisions, but will also register a rear collision if forceful enough. When buying a second hand car, always ensure that the sensors are placed where they should be and have not been tampered with."