The MyAirbags Advantage. Why it's Better to Repair Than Replace.
With safety components like seat belts and airbag control modules is it better to repair or replace? With MyAirbags, the answer becomes clear because our repair process is both safe and affordable. In today's fast-paced world of automotive advancements, the instinct is often to replace everything rather than repair and reuse. That's why cellphone manufacturers keep introducing new versions. But when it comes to vital safety components like seat belts and airbag control modules, this mindset can cost you both time and money. Here's why choosing to repair and reset with MyAirbags is a game-changer for your wallet and your peace of mind.
In the image above, the MyAirbags repair is on the left (green checkmark). MyAirbags installs a brand new pretensioner tube and pyro sensor. All internal parts are reinstalled. The unit on the right (red X) has missing parts as indicated by the off-center gear and a pretensioner tube that has been cut open, and then covered with shrink tubing to cover the hack. A new pyro sensor may or may not be installed.
1. Significant Cost Savings Without Compromising Safety or Function
The average cost for a brand new replacement seatbelt in 2023 is $437 according to CarAdvise.com. The most compelling argument for repairing instead of replacing is the potential for massive savings. Of course, when multiple seatbelts have deployed in a collision, the costs can escalate quickly. Depending on the vehicle make and model as well as the number of seatbelts deployed, MyAirbags repair and reset solutions could save you thousands of dollars compared to new replacement parts.
If you're in the repair business and working on multiple vehicles, the savings can multiply to tens of thousands of dollars -- directly boosting your profit margins and keeping your repair costs low. Think of it this way: MyAirbags works with hundreds of car dealerships who choose our SRS reset and repair services for their own in-house body shops. They could order new components from their very own parts departments, but MyAirbags services save them time and money.
While savings are important, not all seat belt repairs are created equal. Other providers pretend to repair seatbelts by cutting open existing pretensioner tubes to install new pyro sensors. This dangerous and unscrupulous method is extremely cheap but compromises safety. These repairs can be identified by the presence of black plastic shrink tubing to hide the flawed repair. MyAirbags removes deployed pretensioners and installs 100% new all-metal pretensioner assemblies with new pyro sensors. The MyAirbags approach costs a few dollars more but is the only way to guarantee proper pyro fuse function during a collision. The "cut-and-glue" method used by other providers is likely to fail during pyro sensor deployment when pressurized gases. A new pretensioner tube assembly is the ONLY correct method for repair. That is the MyAirbags advantage.
Junkyard parts are a crapshoot at best. Oftentimes they require the same repairs as your original parts due to crash damage, age, heat, dirt, and/or vibration.
Salvage Yard Parts
Searching for salvage yard parts, whether on eBay or at an actual salvage yard can be time-consuming and frustrating. It can be challenging to find parts that match your vehicle's specs. Also with used parts, there’s no guarantee that they will function as expected. Airbag control module or seatbelt pretensioners, with junkyard parts, you could end up back at square one.
Electronics including airbag control modules are VIN-coded to your vehicle. By resetting your existing module, you can guarantee that the module matches your vehicle for true plug N play installation. New or used, replacement parts will need additional programming.
No Additional Programming Required
One pitfall with new airbag control modules is that they often require additional programming in order to be VIN-matched to your vehicle. The same is true for used airbag modules from other vehicles. They too need to be VIN-matched. With MyAirbags, this issue is eliminated. Since we reset your original airbag control module, it's already in sync with your vehicle. When you reinstall it, it becomes plug-N-play. This means no additional programming -- which saves you invaluable time and prevents added cost.
4. Retain Original Aesthetics and Functionality
When it comes to seat belts, finding a perfect match in color and ensuring the harness plug compatibility can be a tall order. By choosing to repair the original seat belt, you retain the aesthetics and functionality tailored for your vehicle.
5. Fast, Easy, and Efficient Ordering Process
MyAirbags understands the importance of time, especially when it concerns the safety components of a vehicle. That's why we pride ourselves on our 24-hour turnaround. The process is simple: Place an order on our website or through our mobile app, ship your parts to us, and upon receiving them, we ensure they are repaired and sent back to you within a day.
6. Huge Savings Await You
To sum it up, choosing to repair with MyAirbags is not just about saving money, though the cost benefits are undeniable. It’s about making a smart, efficient, and hassle-free choice. The original components of your vehicle are designed to fit and function perfectly. So why replace when you can revitalize?
Take the first step towards huge savings and peace of mind.