How to repair or replace your seat belt buckle

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If you learn how to get a seat belt buckle unstuck or fixed, you can try to do it at home. However, if you are not certain if your seat belt buckle can be repaired, you are better of replacing it. Make you not to open yourself up to possible accidents or serious injury as a result of faulty repair. The following is a quick guide on how to fix the seat belt buckle.

Get all the necessary tools you will need like a screwdriver with different screw heads as well as a flat tool such as a butter knife that would be able to reach inside of the buckle. You may also need a scrubber and/or cloth with water to wipe down any possible dirt. Examine the buckle to find the damage. If something stuck in seat belt buckle, clean it. This is where a butter knife may come in handy.

If you notice that there is still an issue, it may be as a result of something inside of the buckle. Using a screwdriver, remove the buckle which is screwed on or fitted with the seat. If needed, unscrew the sockets on the buckle before disassembling it. Be careful not to jerk it open as some parts may pop out. Inspect how the system operates inside. The buckle has three main components inside, the red button, a cam, and springs. When the tongue gets pushed in, the cam catches it and holds onto it. Once you press the red button, the cam lets it go using the springs, releasing the tongue. Make sure this is working correctly. Finally, clean out any other dirt that is stuck anywhere and reassemble the buckle.

If you can’t or don’t want to fix it yourself, you can either buy a new buckle or send it to an expert to have them do it for you. Safety Restore can handle your seat belt buckle repair! They can handle your seat belt buckle replacement or repair it to factory condition, so you can get back on the road quickly and safely. Visit SafetyRestore.com to learn more.

Examining SRS components to keep you safe on the road

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Always use your seat belt when you drive

Seat belts are the first line of defense to keep you safe when you are in any kind of accident, whether it may be minor or major. It is the job of the supplemental restraint system to help keep you safe. However, it can only do so if it is not only being used but also is in working condition. Examine the SRS components in your vehicle, and get anything that is not in factory condition, repaired, replaced, or reset. Some services you may need include seat belt webbing replacement, seat belt reset, airbag module reset, or seat belt pretensioner repair.

Aside from the obvious parts such as airbags, seat belt webbing, and module, there are other things to examine as well. This includes the pretensioner. The seat belt pretensioner is the components that get triggered during an accident to help protect you. A seat belt pretensioner would be needed in the case your vehicle has hit something pretty hard (such as in a collision) or if the seat belt gets jerked on. Your seat belt webbing tightens, keeping you firmly in your seat. Your airbags may have been deployed as well, though not always.

Safety Restore is post accident restoration company that can help you with your seat belt repair after accident. They replace the gas charge, seat belt pretensioner bypass, sensor, any and all parts including the spring and rebuild the mechanism. Seat belts should only be fixed by a certified repair facility. They should never be tampered with otherwise the warranty may void preventing them from being able to repair your seat belts. Improper handling of the seat belt can also cause serious injury or even death.

Luckily, Safety Restore has the low seat belt pretensioner replacement cost starting at only $64.99 so you do not have to worry about trying to do this yourself to save money! Properly working Supplemental Restraint System components is very important in order to help protect you in the event of an accident. Be like the thousands of other customers you rely on Safety Restore to keep them safe on the road.

Pretensioner Repair

You may have heard or read about the recent recall of two million Ford F-150 pickup trucks because of the vehicle’s seat belt pretensioner. If you haven’t heard about it, let me fill you in.
To begin with, let me tell you what exactly a pretensioner is. In most modern vehicles, there are special sensors that can pick up when a collision occurs and quickly unfold the various safety features intended for this kind of event. Along with the airbags, a car will set off seat belt pretensioners that jerk the safety belts a little bit tighter. This is what pulls passengers into their seats.

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We do seat belt pretensioner repair after accidents!

In early August of this past year, it was reported that Ford was recalling a large amount of their F-150 pickup trucks. It turns out that the company discovered that the pretensioner in the car could possibly set fire if the truck were collide with another vehicle. Apparently, about 23 complaints of smoke or fire related to the seat belt were reported in both U.S. and Canada. There were no injuries reported but Ford wanted to take the side of caution.

Whereas some pretensioners operate mechanically, many modern models consist of explosive charges that rapidly tighten the belt. The pretensioner of Ford F-150s is found inside of the B-pillar, which is the part of the vehicle separating the front and back doors. When the pretensioner is activated, it releases gases inside of this B-pillar, which can be ignited by sparks. As a result, things behind it like carpeting or insulation can catch fire.

Because the seat belt pretensioners in a few Ford models were at risk of starting a fire, there was an investigation opened up into the issue. All of this led to the recall of 2 million of their trucks.

In this instance, it is fortunate that nobody was injured before the recall happened. Nonetheless, it taught the public a valuable lesson about paying attention to even minor things. If you find yourself involved in an accident, you now know that your vehicle may need pretensioner repair. There is a company called Safety Restore that specializes in just that. Safety Restore performs pretensioner repair for seat belts for vehicles that have been involved in large collisions or even minor fender-benders. The company uses industry standard tools and 100% OEM parts, so you can rest assured that safety and quality will be ascertained in the pretensioner repair. The company has also always met or exceeded FMVSS standards and provides all of its customers with a lifetime warranty.

Seat Belt Pretensioner Reset

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We offer seatbelt pretensioner reset services through our mail-in nationwide program.

In need of a seat belt pretensioner reset? You may feel overwhelmed trying to find the perfect company to turn to for this job, who can guarantee both safety and quality. Your searching can be over when you turn to Safety Restore!

Safety Restore is a company located in Westfield, Massachusetts that has been helping its customers throughout the country in all their seat belt needs. Owning and operating for more than five years now, they specialize in repairing single stage, dual stage, and triple stage seat belts, replacing  seat belt webbing, repairing seat belt retractors, and of course–performing seat belt pretensioner resets. Their expertise in quality and safety has shown through with all the positive reviews they have amassed from the start. The company employs only highly trained and experienced seat belt engineers and technicians. For each service, the certified technicians use 100% OEM parts and industry standard tools. Each seat belt pretensioner reset is tested with a dual-pro system. From the beginning, the company has also always met or exceeded FMVSS standards. You can save yourself a lot of money and worry by purchasing a seat belt pretensioner reset at Safety Restore instead of buying replacement seat belt buckles at the dealer or finding used seat belt tensioners at a junk yard! At Safety Restore, the service comes out to an affordable $64.99! Furthermore, a lifetime warranty is attached to it. In the slim chance that something goes awry with the unit in the future, the company will provide a rework at no additional cost! A 24 hour turnaround time can also be expected. Safety Restore welcomes all makes and models of vehicles as well, so the service can be performed on your vehicle–regardless of what you drive.

If you are in need of a seat belt pretensioner reset, it is best to get it done sooner than later. Head on over to safetyrestore.com. There, you can select and pre-pay for the seat belt pretensioner reset before sending in your current unit for repair. You can use whatever carrier you prefer when shipping out to the company. Once the seat belt masters receive your package, they will perform all necessary repairs and ship the newly reset pretensioner back to you. It should be functioning like new again, meeting or exceeding the manufacturer specifications. It will no longer have a ‘compressed’ look and in case of an accident will be guaranteed to work.