Those of you working with salvage vehicles that have been in an accident are well aware of the way airbag systems work. But if you are new to all this, we’ll try to shed some light unto why exactly your seat belt is locked after your vehicle has been in an accident. Before moving forward, it is very important for you to understand that all airbags are controlled by the airbag module computer that go hand in hand with the seat belts. Just like airbags, each seat belt is equipped with a gas charge that ignites to lock the seat belt. This charge is controlled by a sensor that is connected to the airbag module computer. During an accident, an airbag may or may not deploy depending on the impact. However the seat belt will always deploy once an impact is initiated. This is to protect the passenger, pulling them back to their sear securely. That way, if the airbag does indeed deploy, they will be safely secured against the seat. At this point, the seat belt has carried out its intended purpose and is no longer usable. Once the gas charge is blown, and the seat belt is locked, it will no longer work during another accident. A vehicle with locked seat belts will not pass inspections, and therefore cannot be resold even if everything else is properly restored. Here at Safety Restore, we are experts in rebuilding locked seat belts after accident. We only use OEM parts to rebuild them and guarantee that they will function like new once repaired. If you have a locked seat belt that has been in an accident, visit our online store at SafetyRestore.com to have it repaired!
Month: June 2014
Forty thousand deaths occur every year from car accidents. That’s 40,000! It is one of the leading causes of death and injury in the entire country of USA. What’s more tragic is that many of those deaths could have been prevented if seat belts were worn. Seat belt is truly an engineered masterpiece for saving lives. Its foremost and basic function is to lock up at sudden stops, securely keeping you in your seat preventing any injury. However, that is not the only intention of the seat belt. What many do not know, is that each seat belt manufactured for the U.S. after 1996 is equipped with a gas charge that has 1 life of its own – and that’s to save yours. When a serious accident occurs, the airbags equipped with the vehicle go off rapidly, and magically the seat belts blow out simultaneously. Why? Well, the airbag is a very powerful bag blowing up at an insane speed at the place where your face is… You do not know want to hit it. So a rapid gas-charge goes off inside the retractor pulling the seat belt back (tightening it) and you with it against the back of the seat. This ensures that you do not hit the airbag. If you suspect any problems with your seat belt whatsoever, do not wait to have them repaired. If your vehicle has been in any sort of collision, you must repair the seat belts as they are almost guaranteed to be bad. Straps get frayed, cut, torn, dogs chew on it – we can replace it. Safety Restore stocks OEM parts and can rebuild your seat belts and/or replace the bad webbing on them. For your convenience, we offer 24 hour turnaround on all of our repairs ensuring that you items go out quickly! We also comply with all Federal and State regulations, shipping the seat belts accordingly. Don’t delay – order today!
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