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.
Not only is the red seat belt webbing a spectacular color, but its bright nature can assist with safety. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are the greatest cause of death in individuals under the age of 30. The CDC estimates that around half of the people who died in car accidents were not restrained with a seat belt at the time of impact.
For a device that saves so many lives, seat belts are given little consideration by drivers. In reality, seat belts are one of the most important safety features in your vehicle. Seat belts are the major factor between life and death in the worst of times, and they are the greatest factor between a minor and serious injury in non-fatal accidents. Most people wear seat belts, but the CDC still estimates that around 1 out of every 7 people do not buckle up.
Parents often assume their children buckle up and stay buckled the entire time of the drive; however, this assumption is dangerous. Young children can often unbuckle themselves without parents knowing. This is a particular issue for larger cars, such as SUVs and minivans in which drivers are placed farther away from their children. In 2011, about of third of children killed in car accidents were not bucked. The CDC estimates that over 618,000 children under the age of 12 rode in motor vehicles without the use of any kind of seat belt of restraint at least some of the time.
Often seat belts match the interior of the car in basic colors; however, Safety Restore offers a variety of colors, including bright red seat belt webbing. Unlike traditional colors, the red seat belt webbing creates a contrast. This contrast red seatbelt webbing provides can assist drivers in knowing their passengers are buckled up. This is especially true in the case of parents, who can easily look back in and see the bright red seat belt webbing and know that their children buckled in and safe. Safety Restore makes quality seat belts in a variety of colors in addition to the red seat belt webbing. It is the mission of Safety Restore to create products, like the red seat belt webbing, that are functional, practical and increase safety in drivers and their passengers.