Airbag Replacement Service in San Antonio
Along with seatbelts, quality airbags are the most important safety features in your car. Unlike seatbelts, however, airbags can only be used once before they need to be removed and replaced.
At Northside Ford, our technicians are trained to perform this airbag replacement service on Ford models and most other vehicle makes, allowing our customers to drive with confidence once again. If you’ve been in an accident in or around San Antonio, bring your vehicle into our auto body shop for expert care and service.
How Do Airbags Work?
In modern vehicles, special sensors can detect a collision within a fraction of a second. Many advanced sensors can also identify collision angles, passenger occupancy, and even the likelihood of injuries just before a crash. In the event of an accident, those sensors will engage the airbag deployment mechanism (Airbag Control Unit) to protect all cabin passengers.
Can Airbags Hurt You?
In theory, an airbag is designed to save lives, not necessarily prevent injury. Airbags deploy fast and with a lot of force—a powerful chemical reaction causes their deployment—which can leave drivers and passengers in a daze. Seatbelt tensioners aid in reducing this force from being felt.
How Much Does Airbag Replacement Cost?
The cost of replacement airbags varies depending on multiple variables. Price is determined by your vehicle’s age, make, and model, as well as the types of airbags needed. While frontal airbags are common and fairly inexpensive, unique configurations like knee airbags and third-row side-curtain airbags can cost a bit more to replace.
Can You Perform Airbag Repair?
While it’s possible to repair and reinsert already-deployed airbags, it is not recommended. New airbags should be installed to provide drivers and passengers with the highest level of safety.
How Do You Perform Airbag Replacements?
With care. First, we repair any vehicle damage caused by the collision—replacing airbags first would be an industry no-no—and determine which bags are needed based on your vehicle’s make and model. Our technicians then order and install the airbags per manufacturer’s specifications. After installation, we test and ensure that the airbags are connected to the sensors and any necessary safety systems.
Can I Schedule Airbag Replacement Service Online?
Absolutely! We’d be happy to help you get back on the road with new sets of airbags. Just schedule an appointment by clicking here, or call our Northside Ford collision center at 844-281-5493 after an accident. We also offer towing service to our shop, so you won’t have to worry about the logistics of getting here from New Braunfels or any nearby area.