Airbag Inflation Process

Your airbag is designed to keep you safe in the event of a wreck. But do you ever wonder how it works? The airbag is made of a nylon fabric that is stored inside the steering wheel or in the doors. A sensor is placed that signals the bag to inflate if there is a collision equal to 10-15 miles per hour.

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The way that airbags inflate in similar to that of a solid rocket booster. When the sensor goes off, a solid propellant burns in the blink of an eye, filling up the bag with gas. The bag fills up so fast that it jettisons out of its storage space at 200 miler per hour. Within seconds, the bag begins to deflate out of small holes positioned throughout it. This whole actions take only 1/25th of a second, faster than you can blink.

That’s the gist of how your air bags work. After they get deployed, you need to have them re-installed into your car according to Federal safety regulations. Here at European Plus, we offer new air bag installation alongside a host of other auto-related services. For more information, please give us a call at (609) 737-7226. We look forward to hearing from you!