Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do I properly wear a seat belt?

asked by on

How do I properly wear a seat belt?

A: A seat belt is a vital safety feature in yo...

A seat belt is a vital safety feature in your vehicle. The seat belt can limit injuries in an accident, and potentially save your life. When wearing a seatbelt, three things are especially important: 1. The seatbelt should be snug, and there should be no slack. 2. The lap belt should run under your abdomen and over your thighs. 3. The shoulder belt should run over your shoulder. It should not run along the side of your arm, or into your neck.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: The bushing in the extension housing spins out. I have new extension housing, yoke, drive shaft, and u joints.

Hi there. From the description you have provided, your vehicle's extension housing bushing repeatedly spinning out, something is being overlooked. Replacing all the components, without determining the cause, is not working. My thought is, look into the pinion angle of...

Q: How do I turn off the electronic stability control (ESC)?

The electronic stability control (ESC) is an important safety feature that helps you steer your vehicle. The ESC system should never be turned off except by extremely skilled drivers who know what they are doing. If you need to turn...

Q: Is there a safe way for pregnant women to use seat belts in the vehicle?

Seat belt design has been dictated by a number of factors over the years, with pregnant women in vehicles being a major factor. Seat belts can be safely worn by a pregnant woman as long as both the shoulder and...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.