This time of the year, many drivers are beginning to winterize their vehicles. From snow tires to windshield wipers, drivers are prepping for the harsh months ahead. However, drivers do not often think about headlights and taillights, which are important safety features on vehicles. Headlights and tail lights are your first defense from other drivers. If other drivers cannot see a vehicle, they will not be able to react to it. Proper maintenance of headlights and taillights not only allows the driver better visibility, but allows others to see his or her vehicle more easily.
If you cannot remember the last time you replaced your headlights and taillights, now may be the time for an upgrade. There are a variety of types of headlights, and if drivers would like to see better, they should look into the different options. Options such as brighter light or a whiter light helps drivers by contrasting the road better or increasing how far out a driver can see. The general rule is that headlights and taillights should be replaced before they burnout. This is because with on side out, drivers are already at risk since others on the road cannot see the enormity of their vehicles. Moreover, if one headlight or taillight is out, both should be replaced. Headlights especially become more dim as they age. Thus, if only one headlight is replaced there will be uneven light coming from that side, which can be a distraction for other drivers and create an uneven field of vision for the driver. Make sure your vehicle’s lights are working; remember, headlights and taillights are your first line of defense against other drivers.
While you are checking on your vehicle’s lights, do not neglect making sure your seat belts are maintained. If you need seat belt webbing replacement, Safety Restore can help. Safety Restore offers webbing replacement in a variety of colors: from exotic colors like pink and purple, to sporty colors like red and yellow, and basic colors like grey, black and beige. Seatbelt webbing replacement is often required if your seat belt has damage to the webbing or simply is beginning to look outdated. At Safety Restore, seat belt webbing replacement is a painless process that will save you hundreds of dollars compared to dealerships. With a 24-hour turnaround time, your seat belt webbing replacement will be completed and on its way back to you in no time. Contact Safety Restore about seat belt webbing replacement today!
While gas prices are at relative lows today, they are not at the lows drivers saw 20 years ago. It is difficult to imagine that $1.30 per gallon was once considered expensive. Today, the price of gas has remained relatively stable, but these prices are projected to rise soon. Unless you are driving an electric vehicle, this can mean increased cost to you. However, with a few simple steps, you can begin to reduce your fuel consumption and start saving money today!
You can increase your vehicle’s gas mileage by about 4% by keeping your vehicle’s engine well maintained. If you begin to use the motor oil that is suggested by your vehicle’s manufacturer, you can increase your gas mileage by around 1-2%. By keeping your tire pressure at proper inflated levels, your gas mileage can increase by around 3%. Maintaining and replacing air filters can improve your gas mileage by improving acceleration. Finally, make sure your vehicle’s gas cap works properly. A faulty, damaged, or missing cap causes gas to vaporize. Making this easy and cheap fix can increase your gas mileage by up to 40%!
Safety Restore understands that properly maintaining your vehicle is the cornerstone of vehicle ownership, which is why they offer seat belt webbing replacement service. You may be in need of seatbelt webbing replacement service if your seat belts are no longer functioning properly, are frayed, are stained, or you simply want to change the color of the webbing. Seat belt webbing replacement is offered in a variety of colors aside from beige, grey, and black. From pink and purple, to green and yellow, Safety Restore’s webbing replacement services have the color for you! Safety Restore uses only quality products approved by federal guidelines to ensure quality and customer satisfaction for their seat belt webbing replacement service. Contact Safety Restore today if you are in need of seat belt webbing replacement service!
One of the first aspects to wear out on any vehicle are the tires. Maintaining tires with good tread, checking tire pressure and maintaining suitable alignment are necessary and vital aspects of vehicle ownership to prolong longevity. Here is how you can maintain your tires.
Tires are essential to provide handling and traction on an automobile. Thus, make sure your tires are not bald. To check your tire’s treads, all you need is a penny! Place the penny into the tire treads with President Lincoln’s head closer to the tire. If President Lincoln’s head is above the tire tread, then you likely need your tires to be replaced.
Next, maintain your vehicle’s tire pressure. Again, the tire pressure that is too low will wear unevenly, needing to be changed sooner. Car experts recommend drivers check their tire pressure every month, and more often during sudden temperature changes. You should also be sure to check the pressure of your spare tire. Ensuring your tire pressure is satisfactory will reduce wear, decrease fuel consumption and allow the driver to have better handling. In addition, make sure your vehicle’s alignment is not off. Experts recommend checking your alignment once a year. Signs that your alignment is off are: if the vehicle shakes at all when driving and/or if the vehicle gravitates or pulls toward one side. If the alignment is off, it could increase tire wear. Good alignment means better vehicle handling and decreased gas consumption.
Finally, while checking your vehicle’s tires, do not neglect checking if your vehicle requires seat belt webbing repair. Seatbelt webbing repair can be essential if your vehicle’s seat belts are malfunctioning, have ripped webbing, frayed or are just dirty and stained. Safety Restore offers seat belt webbing repair services on all makes and models of vehicles. With webbing in colors from yellow to black, Safety Restore’s webbing repair can match or customize any vehicle’s interior. Using seat belt webbing that meets or exceeds federal guidelines, Safety Restore’s fast and affordable seat belt webbing repair will leave your seat belt as good as new! Contact Safety Restore today about seat belt webbing repair!
Children are our most precious cargo in vehicles. However, in the United States, injuries from vehicular accidents are the primary cause of preventable fatalities and injuries for children ages 1-13. Expects indicate that using the correct car seat can mitigate this risk by up to 71%. Yet statistics show that 75% of car seats are not either not properly installed or not used altogether. Whether you are a new parent or one with a carload of little ones already, ensure that you have the correct car seat and it is installed properly.
First, make sure that your child has the correct seat. To find the correct seat for your child based on his or her age, look on the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) site. There is a listing or seat requirements defined by age brackets. Experts recommend that until the age of two, children should be strapped into a rear-facing car seat. Children typically outgrow infant car seats at about 8-9 months. Experts recommend getting an all-in-one convertible car seat at this point. This allows the child to continue to be rear-facing, which is safer for him or her, and then move to forward-facing.
At around 1-3 years old, the child can be placed into a forward facing set. From 4-7 years of age, the child will need a booster seat. Many drivers ignore booster seats, however, without a booster, a child’s seat belt will not fit properly. There are different types of booster seats. A booster seat with a high back provides head and neck support in the event of an accident, while a backless booster seat does not. Depending on your child’s size, a booster seat may have to be used until he or she is age 12. After 12, children can start using seat belts. To maximize safety, do not allow a child younger than 12 to sit in the front seat. Whatever type of car seat your child has, be sure to register it with the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration to be alerted of any safety recalls to the seat.
Safety Restore understands that safety is essential. Thus, Safety Restore provides custom color seat belts. While children over the age of 12 can be buckled by seat belts, they don’t often keep them on. Custom color seatbelts can promote the safety of seat belts by making it easy for a parent to see if a child has unbuckled him or herself. Safety Restore offers custom colored seat belts in bright hues, like red, orange, yellow, and green. Safety Restore only uses OEM webbing fabric that meets, or often exceeds, federal guidelines for custom color seat belts. Not only will your custom seat belt webbing look great, but they will keep your little one safe. Colored seat belts can also upgrade the look of the interior of a vehicle.
Your vehicle says a lot about the person you are. You can infer something about someone who, for example, drives a Jeep Wrangler as opposed to someone who drives a Chrysler mini-van. It is true that for some a vehicle will always remain a way to get from “Point A to Point B,” but this is not the average driver. Most passionate drivers want a car that reflects personality and has vitality. There are a few simple ways to customize your vehicle without breaking the bank.
A few places to begin with your customization is in the interior of your vehicle. You may want to consider custom floor mats, which can depict images of camouflage or other fun patterns. Not only will these mats add personality, but they can protect the floors of your vehicle. Next, you may contemplate adding a steering wheel cover. Like the custom mats, steering wheel covers serve a practical purpose. For example, sheepskin wheel covers can help to protect your hands from the cold in the winter time. Custom sun visors are another way to add a character to your vehicle. You can do something fun, like pink or camo, to brighten the interior of your vehicle. Custom seat covers are another way to add your persona to your vehicle. Again, these can also serve a practical purpose by protecting cloth or leather seats. Finally, adding custom seat belt webbing can improve the look and feel of the interior of your vehicle.
Whatever you’re looking for, you will be sure to find the seatbelt webbing to fit your personality and your vehicle. The custom seatbelt webbing offered by Safety Restore is fast and affordable, with a 24-hour turnaround time. Safety Restore only uses webbing that meets, and often exceeds, federal guidelines for their webbing replacement services. If you are sick of looking at your old seat belts and long for a change, contact Safety Restore about custom seat belt webbing today!