Let us start from the beginning of what exactly is a seat belt and what it does. A seatbelt is your vehicle’s safety device designed to secure the driver and the passenger in the car against harmful movement that may happen during a collision or a sudden stop. A seat belt reduces the likelihood of death or serious injury in a traffic collision by reducing the force of secondary impacts with interior strike hazards, by keeping all those in the vehicle positioned correctly for maximum effectiveness of the airbag (if the vehicle provides one) and by preventing passengers from being ejected from the vehicle in a crash or if the vehicle rolls over. Now that we know what it does, let’s talk about when you have to get it replaced or repaired.
Pretensioners and retractors may effectively work only once. After an accident, the ability of pretensioners and retractors may be compromised. The fabric seat belt itself also may have been marginally stretched out in the crash. Some even advise replacing any seat belts that were in use during a crash to ensure the belts will offer the same protection if another collision occurs in the future. Furthermore, some manufacturers also recommend changing all of the safety belts in your car, even if they weren’t being used at the time of the crash.
So when it comes to the question “do I need a seat belt repair after an accident’? the answer is always yes. If you are looking into getting a seat belt repair then Safety Restore is the company for you. Safety Restore rebuilds locked and blown seat belts for all makes and models within 24 hours. They also only use 100% OEM parts and restore your seat belts to factory condition. When you decide to get your seat belts repaired, also look into getting your seat belt webbing replaced. Safety offers an amazing service called Webbing Replacement where you can choose the color closest to your seat belt color or select color match and they will match it for you!