Safety

Our Commitment to Safety Never Ends

When you are in need of collision repairs, the safety of you and your family is our primary concern.  Repairing your vehicle to Pre-Accident condition is our top priority.  With over four generations of industry leading training and certifications, you can trust the Latuff Family to care for your family.  We understand the importance of your vehicles carefully designed safety restraint system, and know the importance of ensuring that the restrain system will perform perfectly in a fraction of a second.

At Latuff Brothers Auto Body in St. Paul, we make sure that only Original Equipment Manufacturers’ parts are recommended in the repair of your vehicle.  While insurance companies may recommend less costly options, we hold them to the highest standard when it comes to your safety.  That’s how Latuff Brothers Auto body offers total peace of mind and satisfaction so you and your family can get back on the road safely.

Consumer Safety Awareness

THE FACTS ON AIR BAGS

ALWAYS READ YOUR OWNERS MANUAL

Supplemental Restraint Systems (SRS) or Airbags have been documented for saving thousands of lives. Airbags are also blamed for injuries or fatalities when occupants have not been wearing seat belts or belts worn improperly. These guidelines will help prevent this type of injury. Remember, everybody buckle up, children under 12 ride in back!

DRIVERS SIDE:

– ALWAYS wear your safety belt snug across your hips and shoulder strap between your neck shoulder  tip
– Hold steering wheel at 9:00 & 3:00 or 8:00 & 4:00(where the grip holds are) and NOT 10:00 & 2:00
– Sit back least 10″away from steering wheel (pedal extenders are available if this is not possible) with tilt steering aim the wheel at chest area
– NO object should be between you and the steering wheel

 

PASSENGER SIDE:

– ALWAYS wear your safety belt properly with the seat as far back as possible

 

– NEVER use a rear facing child seat in front and children age 12 or under should ride in back! The rear seat is 35% safer than the front

– Do not brace yourself on the dash or raise your hands in the event of a collision or store or mount anything on the dash and avoid leaning on dash cover

ALSO:

– Pre crash braking with an improperly restrained occupant puts them out of position for proper airbag deployment and can put them in danger

 

– Improper structural body work or windshield installation can affect airbag deployment timing

 

– In Fire Rescue operations airbags can deploy

 

– Technicians should use care when handling

 

– Many new vehicles have side airbags and have warnings specifically for them in the owners manual

 

– If your air bags have deployed in a crash, your seat belts will not function properly and your car should not be driven and it should towed in for repairs

 

ALWAYS READ YOUR OWNERS MANUAL FOR SPECIFIC USE OF
RESTRAINT SYSTEMS