Some equate the experience of an airbag deployment with a feeling of being kicked in the face and chest. Airbags are designed to keep you from making contact with the hardest parts of your vehicle, such as the dashboard, steering wheel, windows or doors. But while the force of hitting the airbag may cause an injury to your body such as bruising, abrasions and even broken bones, its presence will save your life and keep you from becoming airborne (paired with your seatbelt of course).

Airbags are critical components to all modern cars. They deploy when your car gets into a collision, whether from the front or sides. You probably don’t give much thought to these important safety features, but yet you rely on them to work in the unfortunate event of a car accident. Here’s everything you need to know about air bags.

When an airbag goes off, the result to your body can be very painful. The whole crash can be painful, of course, from the broken glass and loud noises to sudden tugs from your seatbelt and then the airbag that blows up in your face. It’s a traumatic thing, to be in a car accident – even a minor one. Air Bags can not be repaired they must be replaced.

If the airbag goes off, chances are, your car is totaled. However, whether your car is totaled or not will depend on its value and what kind of insurance policy you have. Suffice to say that in most cases, when cars crash with enough force to trigger the airbags, it’s likely they have suffered significant damage. Making a repair to an airbag or replacing it, or even replacing the dashboard, can cost you a few thousand bucks.

While your deployed airbag may smell smoky after a crash, this doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a fire. In fact, the components behind airbags contain small explosives that cause them to deploy quickly, often leaving a smoky smell in the air. The first few minutes after a crash can be very confusing and disorienting for many people.

It’s imperative that you free yourself. It can be more difficult to get out of a car after the airbag has gone off. It may be impossible to open the doors or windows, or perhaps your seatbelt has locked into position to keep you from moving out of your seat easily. Whatever the case, try to remain calm and focus on getting out.

After a crash, always have a professional mechanic give your car a good once-over. They can fix or replace your airbags, and perform any body repair work that needs to be done on the exterior. Whether the airbags deployed in the crash or not, always have your vehicle, especially the airbags and associated computerized safety features, checked by a professional to ensure they are functioning properly to keep you safe going forward.

Auto Group Collision in Brooklyn, NY is Here to Assist with Your Car Insurance Claims

Since 2004 Auto Group Collision has been providing the people of Brooklyn and surrounding areas with the highest quality of collision repair and auto body repair service. We established a trusted collision center that takes customer from the initial estimate to the completion of repair to getting you back into your car and in the driver’s seat while working closely with your insurance company.

Dealing with an automobile collision is traumatic enough without having to worry about filing insurance claims.  We know that each insurance company has its own procedures, and we’re here to assist you with the insurance company transactions.  We provide the information they require regarding the collision repairs, as we guide you through the entire process of dealing with all the paperwork.

We accept all insurance estimates and work with all insurance companies.  Auto Body Collision wants you to be a satisfied policy holder, so we’ve established relationships with all the region’s major insurance companies.  Working directly with your insurance company, we’re able to start repairs immediately while also often helping speed up the insurance adjuster’s inspection and approval.

As soon as the work is approved, the parts are ordered. To expedite the work, when parts are received they are put into a bin, which only holds parts for one particular job. This type of care and orderliness insures your vehicle is repaired using only authorized parts.

Auto Body Collision works with your insurance company, estimating damage, handling your claim, and negotiating with the insurance company to make sure your repairs are done properly and swiftly.

Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE!