If your vehicle has been in an accident, it is important to check its supplemental restraint system. This system protects the driver as well as any passengers inside the vehicle in the event of an accident. If that accident occurs, you may be looking at potential repairs that may need to occur. If you are one to try to take on the task on your own, it is important to know how the SRS works before attempting to fix the seat belt or rest of the system.
In newer seat belt systems, a pretensioner works with the conventional seat belt system to keep you safe. Rather than just stopping the seat belt from extending further, a pretensioner tightens any slack that may exist. The gas in the pretensioner flares when an accident occurs which causes the pressure to build up inside. This rotates the retractor, tightening the seat belt webbing. If the force of the impact is very strong, the seat belt retracting may not be enough to put the individual securely into their seat.
Sometimes, the individual may end up stretching the seat belt and can hit what is in front of him, it being a steering wheel or something else. 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) and your head hits it with the stretching of the seat belt, there may be more damage.
Sometimes, the project may be too much or dangerous for a DIY. If necessary, they may need to get reset, replaced, or repaired by a professional. Safety Restore offers many services including repairing your fords seat belts, seat belt webbing replacement, airbag module reset, and more. Their expert technicians repair with 100% OEM parts. Safety Restore also offers a lifetime guarantee and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. No wonder they are trusted by thousands of customers. You will walk away a happy driver, and safe in the car. To learn how they can save you time and money, visit SafetyRestore.com.