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Vehicle Owners/Used Vehicle Safety Inspections

A Vehicle Report Can't Tell if Your Air Bags Will Work

A used vehicle report can’t tell you if your used car’s air bags will work. That is why they recommend you have the car inspected by a certified air bag mechanic. (Source CARFAX website) 
 
 
Airbag Service has been inspecting, servicing and installing air bag systems for over twenty years. 
 
We have technicians across the country that can inspect your used car so you know the airbag and Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) components are installed and functioning as designed.  

You Can’t Trust the Air Bag Light

The California Highway Alliance recently found that 1 of out every 25 previously damaged vehicles inspected had phony or dummy airbag systems. 
 
It costs pennies to jump wire the air bag light and under $50 to have the airbag control module memory cleared. Air bags can cost over a thousand dollars. 
 
Air bag fraud is a risk for any used car buyer.
 

How Can You Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones?

  • Get the Car Inspected by a Certified Air Bag Technician
  • Order a vehicle history - look for accident history and service records
  • Search the U.S. Dept. of Transportation database for registered vehicles with deactivated airbags
  • Know the safety features of the make/model/year you are purchasing
  • Have the dealer confirm - in writing - the safety features are present and in working order 
 
Used Car Dangers in the News

Rebuilt Wrecks: Deadly Road Hazard - CBS News

Airbag Fraud: Underreported Life and Death Scam - National Public Radio

Airbag Safety: Avoiding Airbag System Fraud - CARFAX

Related Links

Airbag Fraud - Don't be a Victim

Airbag Theft - They May Have Stolen More than Your Purse

How Your Airbags and Safety System Work

 

 

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