You never know what lies around the next corner. Someone else’s carelessness -- or your own -- could send your car off the road or into oncoming traffic. Without a properly functioning seat belt, your risk of serious injury is greatly enhanced.
A dual-stage seat belt is simply one that has two pretensioners connected together to function as a single unit for you. Repairing such a seat belt to factory condition is essential after an accident during which they were used or when you notice them not holding you as tightly as they once did when going around corners or over bumps.
Please understand that like other seat belts, dual-stage seat belts must be in good working order to perform their job well. And you have to use them. The two biggest problems with seat belts are that drivers don’t always keep them in good repair and that they aren’t always used by all occupants in a vehicle. A seat belt does absolutely no good if you or other occupants in your car refuse to use them.
All you have to do is read the news online to understand how vital seat belts are. When you read about a fatal traffic accident, you’ll often see that the occupant wasn’t wearing a seat belt. When you see later reports of exactly why an occupant died in an otherwise survivable crash, you’ll often see that the seat belt, air bags or other vital systems malfunctioned.
Correctly repairing a seat belt isn’t something you can do yourself, even if you’re a competent handyman or amateur mechanic. Dual-stage seat belt repair services require just the right parts and a professional touch to get right. After any accident, a complete safety restore including seat belt repairs are essential to returning your car to the right condition to use again.
A car without working seat belts, air bags or other safety components is better off in the driveway than on the road.