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Why You Need To Replace Your Airbags And The Cost Of Doing So

Are you looking for a way to prank your friend for the laughs? Well, you might be considering launching your friend out of the chair with an airbag. Well, we hate to spoil it for you, but that’s dangerous. In addition, it is also quite expensive!

That’s right. Airbags do not come cheap, and the replacement cost for them might worry you, especially if you need to replace your vehicle’s airbags. That said, regardless of price, you will need to replace your airbags sooner or later. 

Let’s talk about why you may need to replace your airbags, along with the cost you can expect in doing so:

Why Do I Need To Replace My Airbags?

Airbags are considered to be reliable for at least 10 to 15 years. That number can vary depending on several factors, such as your car brand, age, and the like. Do note that if your airbag has already deployed, then you will definitely need to replace them right away before you drive again!

Failure to replace an airbag will simply mean that they are unreliable. This isn’t something you want to deal with when getting into an accident. You will want airbags to deploy to cushion the impact, minimizing the injuries you may receive.

How Much Does It Cost To Replace An Airbag?

The cost to replace your airbag can differ from one car to the other, and also the type of airbag you want to replace. That said, the average cost can fall anywhere between $1,000 to $1,500, and this is for one airbag. Imagine having to replace two or three! That number can shoot up through your roof and burn a hole in your wallet. Fortunately, airbags are sometimes free to change, depending on the circumstance. For example, if your vehicle needs to be recalled and the airbags need to be replaced, it would be free. Also, you can use your insurance to pay off your airbag replacement, especially if it went off as a result of a car accident.

But regardless of all of that, do realize that airbags are costly, and regardless of the cost, you need to replace them for safety purposes. The good news is that you should only replace the airbags that were used. This means that if your driver-side airbags went off, but none of the passenger-side airbags went off, you can get away with simply changing the driver-side airbags.

Conclusion

The main thing we’re trying to tell you here is the fact that if you need to replace your airbags for any reason, get them done. They are expensive, yes, but airbags are there to protect your life. You cannot put a price on life! So, protect yourself and your loved ones by replacing any airbags that need replacing. Though it may hurt to shed a few thousand dollars for it (and hopefully, you never need to), you will be thankful that the new airbags did their job should you find yourself in a severe accident. After all, airbags save lives, so let them save yours!

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