Keeping Seat Belts Clean
Vehicle Seat Belts should be kept clean. (Photo Credits)
Seat belts saves lives and helps passengers stay safe while traveling. The Texas Department of Transportation emphasize its importance in one of its published posts. AutoGlass Safety Council
“Wearing a safety belt improves survival by 50 percent for front seat passengers during a crash. Wearing lap and shoulder belts (combined with air bags) is the most effective way to reduce fatalities and serious injuries in traffic collisions.”
Read more here.
Cleaning Seat belts
Seatbelts get dirty at some point though. Windshield Wiki
Mobiloil.com shared step-by-step instructions on how to clean seat belts.
“First, the belts and harnesses have to be stripped. To remove the buckles, turn them upside-down on a soft surface such as a rolled-up terry towel. Next, a couple of thin gasket or paint scrapers must be inserted into each side of the buckle.”
Read the rest of the instructions here.
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Autoblog for its part shared a video instructional on cleaning seat belts.
“Here are the items you’ll need for this task. So, the first step is to open the door and gently pull the seat belt most of the way out of the retractor. Use a clamp to prevent the belt from retracting back into the spool while you’re working on it. Next, lightly spray fabric cleaner on the fibers and scrub with a medium to stiff bristle brush. Scrub in the direction of the fibers, and avoid circles, or rubbing up and down. Over time and with excess pressure.”
Watch the clip here.
Keeping a clean seat belt can also ensure that a passenger’s clothes do not get accidentally get soiled while on the road.