Over time, seat belts can experience quite a bit of wear and tear. With that may come a lot of handling by sticky, dirty, wet, or greasy fingers. Seat belts can also come in contact with a fair amount of pet slobber. Although you may not have tried before, seat belts certainly can be cleaned. There are several ways you can go about doing so.
One option for cleaning dirty seat belts is by the trusted and true soap and water combination. Try to stick with mild soap and make sure that your water is warm. This simple mixture is perhaps the most popular seat belt cleaner & spot remover and should definitely do the trick!
Another thing you can use to spruce up your seat belts is body wash. Body wash works just as well as soap. However, you have more variability when it comes to body wash and can choose one that will make your car smell divine.
Some people also recommend washing seat belts with baby shampoo. If you are worried about using the right products, especially in areas where your kids will be spending a lot of time in, this might be the perfect option for you.
Whatever option you go with, it will make the world of a difference! Just make sure that you properly rinse out the soapy liquid after washing your belts, so that the mixture does not leave a sticky residue or cause your seat belts to fade in the sunlight.
If your seat belts are dirty beyond repair, if they are not just dirty but also frayed and torn, or if you just don’t want to put the effort into cleaning them, you should consider getting the material entirely replaced. The company Safety Restore has a seat belt webbing replacement service in place for just that. The cool thing is that you can choose to replace your original seat belt material with a custom color—or, if you aren’t feeling brave, you can go with the color-match option. You simply need to log onto safetyrestore.com, prepay for the service, and send your seat belts in for re-webbing!