Archive for the ‘Vehicle Design’ Category

Airbag Safety and Best Practices

In North America Airbags, aka Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), first started being installed in cars back in mid-1970’s and have been required by law since 1989. We all understand the basics – in the event of a collision, the airbags (but perhaps not all of them) will deploy to help protect the occupants. Pretty simple […]

Check Your Nuts!

Hopefully by now everyone have switched to Winter tires but have you checked your lug nuts since they were switched? Well if you haven’t switched to Winter tires yet, you’re long overdue but it’s not too late and that’s something you should get done as soon as possible. The next thing to think about is […]

Tire Talk – Running Away from Run Flats?

Run Flat Tires (RFT’s) aren’t exactly new. In fact they’ve been around since the mid 1930’s when Michelin introduced a “semi-bullet proof” tire for the military. Although it performed as advertised, it was far too expensive to be considered for regular consumers. Over the decades, various types of RFT’s have been developed but they didn’t […]

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