Custom colored belts are the highest-impact-for-the-dollar investment you can make in your vehicle, regardless of whether it’s already highly customized or still mostly stock. Our process is straightforward. 99% of all projects cost around $315 or less for a pair of custom-colored seat belts, including shipping and everything.
When you do some customizations for your vehicle, your seat belt might not be the first thing you think of, but it may be one of the most impactful interior upgrades you can make. For $74.99 per belt, you can have your seat belt customized to the color that you want.
Seat belt replacement is a fairly simple process, too, as all you need to do is send us your seat belt and choose the color that you want, and we’ll send it back to you.
In this post, Safety Restore discusses all the basics you need to know about seat belts:
Where Are Safety Belts Positioned?
Safety belts are designed to keep you safe if you have an accident. While seat belts have been proven to reduce the risk of death for front-seat passengers in a car accident, they are helpful for side and rear passengers too. Perhaps the most crucial thing that seat belts can do is save lives.
Safety belts will help prevent people from being ejected from vehicles during an accident. Being removed from a car can result in serious injuries and even death.
Can You Replace Seat Belt Webbing?
Yes, you can. It’s much easier than trying to reupholster the seat cover. Once you have determined whether the seat belt webbing is removable, the next step is to order the new webbing and remove the old webbing. Replacement seat belt webbing can be purchased from your local auto parts store; you should be able to buy longer belts if needed.
How Do I Remove Seat Belt Webbing?
If the seat belt straps are still intact, you can replace them with new webbing. It’s not too difficult to replace the seat belt webbing that is still in one piece. However, if the seat belt has been torn, you might have to replace both the strap and the cover.
The first step is to remove the seat belt from the vehicle. You can probably do this by hand, but a pair of pliers will make it easier. Be sure to keep track of where the seat belt was connected, as you’ll need to put the new webbing in the same place.
Next, you’ll need to remove the cover from the seat belt. If the cover is still intact, you can take it off by hand. If the cover has holes and tears, you will need to take the seat belt to an upholsterer to have the cover replaced.
Once you have the cover off the belt, pull the webbing off the metal buckle. You may be able to replace just the buckle, but it’s probably easier to replace the entire length of webbing. When putting the new webbing on, be sure to test it to ensure it works properly.
What Is a Secondary Seat Belt Law?
A secondary seat belt law is a law that requires a person to wear a seatbelt only if an individual is sitting in the front seat. A secondary seat belt law usually also requires people riding in the rear seats to wear seat belts.
In some cases, the law might make wearing a seat belt mandatory for all passengers in the vehicle, regardless of where they are sitting.
What Are the Requirements for Children and Seat Belts?
Age and size usually determine how old or big a kid is before it is required to wear a seat belt. The laws typically say that children under 13 should wear a lap/shoulder belt. A child who is tall enough and over the age of 8 should use an adult seat belt instead of a child seat.
Operating a vehicle without your seat belt fastened is something you should never do. While some people may think that seat belts are a nuisance, they are tremendously helpful in keeping you safe. Seat belts need not look boring, though. If you want to personalize the look of your car’s interior, you should consider getting seat belt replacement in custom colors.
Safety Restore provides seat belt replacement and repair services, among others. Contact us today to learn more about our safety restoration services for cars!