Auto Repair Mint Hill; Counterfeit Airbags, are you at risk?

Auto Repair Mint Hill; Counterfeit Airbags, are you at risk?

Many of you have are probably aware that recently there was a major arrest in the Charlotte area of several individuals dealing in Counterfeit Airbags.    Potentially hundreds or thousands of car owners could be the victim of this crime if they had airbags replaced within the last 3 years.  These air bags will need to be replaced as there is no way to ensure they will function properly in the event of an accident.  This is an unfortunate situation and the cost will most likely have to be absorbed by the consumer.

If you were involved in an accident and had the airbags replaced at the dealer, it is unlikely that your air bag is counterfeit.  However, in recent years many dealers have closed their body shop operations and outsource this work to independent shops.  If you had the repairs performed at an independent facility there is a risk that the airbag you had replaced could be counterfeit.  If you have any concerns take your car back to the body shop who performed the repairs or bring it in to us for an inspection.

Performing routine car maintenance is meant to prolong the life of your vehicle and hopefully avoid major problems that can leave you stuck on the side of the road.  Setting up a schedule with a reputable auto repair facility can take the headache out of remembering when to do what and keep you on track.  If you have concerns about  preventative maintenance, don’t hesitate to stop by and have Ken take a look at it.

If you are looking for top quality auto repair in Mint Hill or South Charlotte area, please stop by Manchester Auto and Tire of Mint Hill or give us a call at 704-545-4597.

Ken Manchester