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5 Problems Your Seat Belt May Have That You Need to Fix

Posted by Artem Martynyuk on

Seatbelts are one of the most important features to have in any vehicle in terms of safety. Countless lives have been saved by it, and many more could have been saved if only the seat belt had been worn. As such, every time you get into a vehicle, whether you're the driver or the passenger, you need to have the seat belt worn. That said, seat belts don't last forever. Over time, it can run into problems, and if you do experience any issues with your seat belts, you need to get them fixed right away. With that in mind,...

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The 5-Step Procedure of Repairing a Seat Belt Retractor

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Are you experiencing a jammed seat belt retractor? It can be a safety problem if it doesn’t get addressed immediately. Don’t hit the road without having it repaired! If you have the tools, patience, and determination to perform a DIY retractor repair, here’s a step-by-step guide for you: Step One: Disconnect the Trim Panel Before you begin, take the negative battery terminal off the battery to keep the explosive charge on the seat belt retractor from accidentally igniting! While working, you may unintentionally disconnect or damage the electrical connector, so use caution. The trim panel is the hardest section of...

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4 Indications That Your Seat Belt Needs To Be Repaired

Posted by Artem Martynyuk on

Seatbelts are arguably the most underappreciated component of your overall safety when driving daily. As one of the essential layers of defense provided by your vehicle, it should be well-maintained and always kept in good working condition.Below are some signs that your seat belt needs to be checked for repairs.  1. A Defective Locking Mechanism Your seatbelt should lock in place when you pull it, sit forward too quickly, or even when you stomp on the brakes. It is this simple tension that connects your complete car seat belt system as a life-saving device. If the locking mechanism is not...

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Everything You Need to Know About SRS Airbag Modules

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By the end of the fourth quarter in 2019, the United States had 279.6 million vehicles operating, and 6.6 million of those cars were involved in motor vehicle crashes. During the fourth quarter of 2020, there were 281.4 million cars in operation. Despite the drop in car mileage due to the pandemic, some vehicles were still involved in crashes that caused an estimated 42,060 deaths. Airbags are essential safety innovations that you need to keep you and your passengers safe. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s most recent findings support this claim as they estimated that airbags could save 50,457...

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Seat Belts 101: The Different Types of Pre-Tensioners

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Many parts of a car make it so you won’t have to bother with long commutes, focusing on car handling and speed. Conversely, other components of a vehicle ensure safety, such as the seat belt pre-tensioner. The pre-tensioner is a necessary component of any seat belt system because it’s what holds a person in place while seated in the event of a car crash, especially in front or head-on collisions. It’s also what allows the passenger to come into contact with the airbag in a safe, controlled manner. What many people don’t know about seat belt pre-tensioners is that there...

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