Every time you get into your diesel truck you probably forget all the safety features your vehicle has for you in case of an accident. Airbags are one of the greatest features of modern diesel trucks, though they aren’t often considered until you need them. From KG Truck & Auto in Glen Burnie, MD, here’s a nod to one of the better vehicle advancements of our time and why it's important not to ignore warning signs.
You most likely remember a time when airbags weren’t that common, or at least not as effective as they are today. Airbags took a lot of engineering and effort to perfect, only really becoming extremely effective in the past several years. The first patent for an airbag system was filed in 1919, but it would be decades before technology advanced enough to make them viable – and another couple of decades still before they saw widespread usage. It wasn’t until the 80s and 90s that cars were regularly equipped with them, and only recently have they become standard and effective in collisions that aren’t head-on.
If you have an airbag warning light on in your pickup, get it serviced. You never know when you’ll need them, and you’ll definitely be glad you had them if the occasion ever arises. Airbags rely on a system of sensors, components, and explosives to deploy correctly – keep your airbag system in good shape, just in case. If your diesel truck is over 10 years old it's important to have us look your airbags over. The worst way to find out if they work or not is during an accident.
If your diesel truck has an airbag warning light or needs to be serviced stop and see us today! No matter your repair or maintenance needs, we’ve got you covered. For the best diesel service shop in Glen Burnie, MD, call or stop by KG Truck & Auto today.