SRS stands for Supplemental Restraint System, and it refers to the safety features in your car that are designed to protect you in the event of an accident. The SRS system includes various components, such as airbags, seat belt tensioners, and crash sensors, that work together to reduce the risk of injury in a collision.
When a car is involved in an accident, sensors located throughout the vehicle detect the impact and send a signal to the SRS control unit. The control unit then deploys the appropriate safety features, such as airbags or seat belt tensioners, to help protect the occupants of the car.
Airbags are a key component of the SRS system and are designed to deploy in a fraction of a second in the event of a crash. The purpose of airbags is to cushion the impact of the collision and prevent the occupants of the car from hitting the interior of the vehicle, which can cause serious injury or even death.
In addition to airbags, the SRS system may also include seat belt tensioners, which tighten the seat belt to help keep the occupants of the car securely in their seats during a collision.
Overall, the SRS system is an essential safety feature in modern cars and has helped to significantly reduce the number of injuries and fatalities in car accidents. Regular maintenance and servicing of the SRS system are crucial to ensure that it functions properly in the event of an accident. If you notice any issues with the SRS system, such as a warning light on the dashboard, it’s important to have your car inspected by a qualified technician as soon as possible or use the YOUCANIC full system scanner to read the SRS codes yourself.