The airbag is one an essential safety feature of your car. Just like other parts of your vehicle, the airbag can break down and fail to protect you when you need it. It pays to be aware of some of the common problems that plague airbags. Here are four examples:
Malfunctioning Seat Belt
The airbags are part of the safety systems in your car, which also includes the seatbelts. The seatbelt is supposed to hold you back so that you aren't too close to the steering wheel (that houses the airbag) when the airbag deploys.
Car problems are just a part of life. Although it would be nice to have a well working car for years, it is inevitable that even the best cars will end up having some sort of problem eventually. One thing that you should always be on the lookout for is transmission problems. The transmission is one of the most expensive things to fix, which is why it is best if you can catch it early so that you can prepare for the replacement or transmission repair, and hopefully avoid major problems with the car.
If you have noticed one of your vehicle's headlights do not appear as bright as the other when driving at night, and it looks glazed when observing it from outside your vehicle, it most likely has become oxidized from the ultraviolet rays of the sun shining upon the polycarbonate it is made from. Oxidation cloudiness can be remedied with a few household supplies and a bit of time if you do not wish to foot the expense for a new headlight.
Every day, people across the country get their cars washed, and nothing bad happens. However, if you've ever had your car washed and then noticed that your engine is sluggish, making strange noises, or the check engine light comes on, you're not alone. Unfortunately, while most cars can safely go through car washes without a problem, there are times where your engine can be damaged by a car wash. This guide will explain what might be going on with your engine, and what you can do to fix the problem and prevent it in the future.
There are a lot of things to love about the winter season, but you probably already know that many things need more maintenance during this time of the year. For example, your car's brakes can be at a greater risk of wear and tear during the winter, and the last thing that you probably want to worry about when battling the snow and ice is dealing with faulty brakes. Here are a few tips to help you keep your brakes in good shape all winter long.