The seat belts are the first line of defense when an accident occurs. Similarly to airbags, they are a part of the cars supplemental restraint system to keep the individual safe. It is important to always have your seat belt webbing, airbags, module, sensors, and other parts of the SRS in working condition.
The seat belt systems in a vehicle have a pretensioner. This pretensioner is an addition to the older systems to help ensure quick and secure action. Rather than just stopping the seat belt from extending further, a pretensioner tightens any slack that may exist. This is done by flaring gas inside the pretensioner. When an accident occurs, the gas causes the pressure to build up inside. This rotates the retractor, tightening the seat belt webbing. When the seat belt webbing tightens, the individual is put firmly into their seat.
However, if the accident gave enough force, the seat belt webbing may not be enough to keep the person in their seat. Though it helps minimize the amount of movement the individual experiences, they still may end up moving around. Sometimes, this extra movement may be enough to allow the person to hit something, like the steering wheel or dashboard. If the person happens to be wearing a watch or any rings, there head might hit them, causing even further damage. For this reason, it is a good idea to drive with your hands at the 10 and 2 o’clock position rather than the 11 & 1 o’clock, keeping your hands away from the direction your head would travel if in a serious accident.
Your seat belts and all other parts of your vehicles supplemental Restraint System should always be in working condition. If necessary, they may need to get reset, replaced, or repaired. If your seat belts have stretched during an accident, if they have gotten frayed or torn over time, or even if your dog has chewed through them, it is time to get your cars seat belt webbing replacement. RepairMySRS offers many services including, seat belt repair, airbag module reset, seat belt webbing replacement, and more. There expert technicians repair with 100% OEM parts and offer a satisfaction guarantee with all their services. The process is simple and affordable. After checking out online, simply send in your seat belt to their repair shop to get your cars seat belt webbing replacement. One thing to consider when getting the seat belts replaced, is getting a new webbing color (such as red or orange striped) to add some character to your car. Visit RepairMySRS.com to get started.