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I was involved in a head on crash doing aprox 35 hitting someone t bone. They are wanting to fix and not total. My airbags went off. Do you think my car will. Be able to be the same safety and mechanically sound as was before.

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Hi Lisa:

I don't have an answer for that. With out seeing the extent of the damage for 1 and I'm not doing the repairs #2 so I have no idea the extent of the damge is or how good a quaility the repair will be. If the car wasn't totaled then My guess would be that if the car wasn't totaled being that it has to be at least 8 years old then it wasn't as bad a hit as you may have think it was. the fact that the air bags went off just means it was a har enough hit to make them go off it may not have done much structual damage to the car. Unibody cars are incredibly tough and wrinkle in just the right places to absorb the impact. The only think I would advise YOU as the onwer is that they use factory parts for the air bag and NOT aftermarket parts. as far as sheet metal goes that is the norm to use cheap offshore parts. every insurance company does that but NOT with AIR BAG PARTS!
good luck ;-)

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General auto repair,electrical issues,driveability issues,anti-lock brakes,SIR systems,HVAC,engine performance,Gm specific. I have worked at my current dealership since the 1990 model year anything much older than that I have limited exposure to. I do not have very much transmission experience so those question you may want to ask of another expert. When you send me a question let me know the exact make/model/engine and year for the car or suv you have it makes it easier to answer the questions that way. If your happy with the answer I gave you please feel free to Donate. This is a free service to you and I am not compensated at all by this web site. I have 22 years of experience to share with you and my knowledge wasn't free to me. I had to pay for my education.

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Experience in the area: I have been a technician in GM dealerships for over 22 years and I am a ASE master technician. I work at a Buick and GMC truck store Previously I worked at a Pontiac GMC store for 18 years. I Served a a lead technician when dealership was on a team system. I just recently moved to a Buick,Hummer,Saab Store when my franchise was purchased by this dealership. Organizations: ASE master technician

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Education/Credentials:High school diploma,2 year vocational school degree 2 year college degree. Associates degree in applied sciences (auto technology)Awards and Honors: GMC master technician

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Master GMC truck technician Master ASE technician in 9 categories

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