Don’t Just Assume Everything Is Okay In Your Car After A Minor Crash
A broken bumper sticks out like a sore thumb. A cracked mirror, busted tires, and trashed headlights similarly beg for repair. But what about a small leak underneath the hood of the car, that just began to seep a few days after the accident? Making sure that a car accident does not wreck your car’s long-term condition means paying attention to what you cannot see, in addition to what you do see. Basically, you shouldn’t ignore that leak under the hood of your Honda Civic, or anything even remotely of that sort. Consider this checklist of damages below that might be an indication of serious problems.
First, pay attention to your car’s battery life. Often times, the impact of an accident can jar a car’s battery and cause premature battery failure. That can shake up sediment inside of the battery that shorts out lead plates in the cell or brakes those plates altogether.
The check engine light flickering is another thing to take note of. In most cars, it takes about three days for the computer system to check everything and reset. That might mean some problems can go unnoticed in your car until you return to the road. If your check engine light begins to flicker, it might be indication of problems with the emissions components. Your best bet would be to take your car to a trusted mechanic shop for further examination.
The car’s alignment is another thing worth noting. Serious car accidents can wreak havoc on a car’s alignment, which in turn can lead to suspension and drivability issues.
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1-1 & 1-2 open circuited Or high Resistance In Drivers Air Bag Inflator
1-3 short circuited To Another Wire In Driver’s Air Bag Inflator Or low Resistance
1-4 short circuited To Power Driver’s Air Bag Inflator
1-5 short circuited To Ground Driver’s Air Bag Inflator
2-1 & 2-2 open circuited In Passenger’s Air Bag Inflator
2-3 short circuited To Another Wire In Passenger’s Air Bag Inflator Or low Resistance
2-4 short circuited To Power Passenger’s Air Bag Inflator
2-5 short circuited To Ground Passengers Air Bag Inflator
3-1 & 3-2 open circuited Or high Resistance In Driver’s Seat Belt Tensioner
3-3 short circuited To Another Wire Or low Resistance In Driver’s Seat Belt Tensioner
3-4 short circuited To Power In Driver’s Seat Belt Tensioner
3-5 short circuited To Ground In Driver’s Seat Belt Tensioner
4-1 & 4-2 open circuited Or high Resistance In Front Passenger’s Seat Belt Tensioner
4-3 short circuited To Another Wire Or low Resistance In Front Passenger’s Seat Belt Tensioner
4-4 short circuited To Power In Passenger’s Seat Belt Tensioner
4-5 short circuited To Ground In Passenger’s Seat Belt Tensioner