The Supplemental Restraint system protects all of the individuals in your vehicle in the event of an accident. If you find yourself in that situation, you may be looking at potential repair, big or small. If you are a do-it-yourself kind of person, you may want to tackle this task on your own. However, before attempting any kind of repairs or replacements, you should have an understanding of how the supplemental restraint system works in your vehicle.
In the newer seat belt systems, the pretensioner is one of the main components. The pretensioner tightens any slack that may exist in the webbing by using gas to create a flare. This, in turn, causes pressure to build up inside. The retractor, then rotates, tightening the seat belt webbing. If the accident has a strong enough force, the seat belt tightening may not be enough to keep the individual from moving from their seat. Sometimes, the force causes the individual to stretch the seat belt. They may end up hitting such as the steering wheel, dashboard, or seat. For this reason, try to drive with your hands at the 10 and 2 o’clock position rather than the 11 & 1 o’clock. If you are wearing a watch or ring(s), your head may end up hitting them causing even more potential damage to occur.
Sometimes, certain repairs should be handled only by a professional, no matter how tempting it may be to do it yourself. They can ensure it is done correctly and safely. Before going to a dealer, take a look at Safety Restore which is a post-accident restoration company that can help you save money. Safety Restore offers many services including being able to fix seat belt, seat belt webbing replacement, airbag module reset, and more. Their expert technicians repair with 100% OEM parts. The process is simple. Simply select the service you are in need of online and check out. Then ship them your part. They will repair and ship it back to you within only 24 hours! Visit SafetyRestore.com to learn more about how they can help you.