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Seatbelts save lives. And although many modern cars these days
have airbags, the simple fact is that seatbelts are what stops
injury and death.
For your safety, and the safety of your family and passengers,
regularly check your seatbelts for damage or wear by following
these simple tips;
Tips for sealtbelt safety
- If a belt is not in good condition replace it. Ask your Tyres
& More representative or licensed seat belt fitter seatbelt
fitter to check the belts for you.
- Inspect the webbing (belt material) for fraying or cuts. A
small cut can halve the strength of the webbing. Long term exposure
to the Australian sun can also cause deterioration and
discolouration, weakening the webbing.
- Ensure that components designed to swivel freely, such as
shoulder guides, are not tight or jammed and check retractable
belts for spring return. When pulled and released the belts should
fully retract smoothly and not leave any excess hanging free.
Test the retractor locks up when applying a sharp tub to the belt.
It should lock up before 5cm is pulled out.
- Ensure the buckle and tongue engagement is firm and positive.
The release button should not jam in the cover
If you're in any doubt at all- contact your local Tyres and More