February 23, 2020

Auto repair, car servicing, Cars, Car accessories

Airbags are a common suite in most cars now. They are often fitted in to the steering wheel, the passenger side above the glove box and the side impact areas of the vehicle. Air bags are a crucial part of the safety aspects of the car. It is proven than air beds can save lives and therefore it is vital that they are in working order.  It is not uncommon to see an airbag light flash up on your dashboard. This will often stay light if the car suspects there is a fault with the system. There may not actually be a fault with the airbags, it sometimes comes on if you have disconnected the battery for example. If this is the case, then the airbag light will need resetting.

If you have an airbag light come up on your dashboard then you need to take the vehicle in to a garage to get them to check what the fault is.  Before you do this, you may want to do some simple checks.  Many cars have a plug under the driver’s seat or under the passenger seat for the airbag.  If this plug becomes loose or is not correctly connected, then your airbag light will illuminate.

Check all the plugs to ensure that they are correctly connected and check to see whether the airbag light is still on.  If it is then you will need to take into a garage to have the car put on a diagnostic machine to find out fault codes or to be reset.



Cylindrical roller bearings

In contrast to ball bearings, cylindrical roller bearings use cylinders as the rolling part. This can help to distribute a load more evenly, as the roller will have more contact with the outer ring. They can be used to achieve high speeds and are most often used in engineering.

You can buy cylindrical roller bearings online, selecting anything from budget options upwards. Take note of the bore and its size so you know you are buying a bearing with the right dimensions. You should also know the inside diameter, outside diameter, width and whether the bearing should have a snap ring.