Will a broken seat belt fail MOT ?

Will a broken seat belt fail MOT ?

If you live in the United Kingdom, you likely know what MOT is and what it does. If you live in the United States or another country, you may not be too familiar with it. Let me explain to you below what MOT is and how it is linked to the seat belts in a vehicle.

To begin with, MOT stands for the Ministry of Transport. Every year, the MOT performs what is known as the MOT test. This annual test looks at vehicle safety, roadworthiness aspects, as well as exhaust emissions. It is required of anyone with a vehicle over three years old used on a way defined as a road in the Road Traffic Act of 1988 to have the MOT test performed.

It is illegal to operate a non-exempt car that does not have a current MOT test performed on it.

Some of the things the MOT test looks at in a vehicle include the exhaust and emissions, steering, windscreen, bonnet catch, horn, number plate, lights, tires and wheels, brakes, doors, mirrors, seats, suspension, fuel system, body and structure, and seat belts.

When it comes to seat belts, the MOT test inspects every aspect of the seat belt. Some of the things that are looked at include the seat belt anchorage, the load bearing structure, the webbing, seat belt retractor, seat belt buckle, and the seat belt pre-tensioner.

Basically, if any part of the seat belt is faulty or not functioning up to par, it will be cause for failure of the MOT test.

If you see that one or more of your seat belts have issues with the pretensioner, retractor, webbing, etc., do not hesitate to get them repaired immediately. You don’t want to endanger your life with faulty seat belts—and if you have to take the MOT test, you do not want to fail it and have to retake the test! You can turn to the company Safety Restore to repair your seat belts and restore them to factory settings. The company does quality work for an affordable price and fast 24-hour turnaround time.

Will a frayed seat belt fail MOT ?

Wondering if a frayed seat belt will fail MOT ?

If you live in the United Kingdom, you know all about the MOT test. Basically, it is a test performed by the Ministry of Transportation that looks at the safety of a vehicle, roadworthiness aspects, and exhaust emissions. Any and all defects or faults found can be cause for failure of the test. That applies even to the seat belts.

The seat belts are important safety components in a vehicle, so the MOT test places exceptional attention on the state they are in in a vehicle. It particularly looks at the anchorage, the retractor, the pretensioner, the load bearing structure, the buckle, and the material webbing during the seat belt check.

When it comes to the material webbing, it has to be in suitable condition. There should be no fraying, rips, tears, worn out patches, or cut portions. If any of this is found on an individual’s seat belt(s), he or she will not pass the MOT test.

Failure to pass the MOT test will leave you with a ‘refusal of an MOT test certificate’ that will be recorded in the MOT database. At this time, it would be illegal for you to operate your vehicle. If you do decide to drive, you can be fined up to £2,500, get banned from driving, and/or receive 3 penalty points.

Of course, you can appeal the results if you think it is wrong, but this may not change them. Your best bet to pass the MOT re-test—and for your personal safety—would be to do everything necessary to repair the faulty aspects of your vehicle.

If the problem lies in your seat belts, you can purchase brand new ones at the dealership. Or, you can turn to the company Safety Restore. Safety Restore performs quality seat belt repair on single stage, dual stage, and even triple stage belts and also has a seat belt webbing replacement service. It prices its services much lower than the dealer and yields great results. The company also has a quick 24-hour turnaround time and offers a lifetime warranty on all services. Simply log onto safetyrestore.com and purchase the service for seat belt repair.