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Q: How do you inspect the seat belts?

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How do you inspect the seat belts?

A: Like most other components of your car, you...

Like most other components of your car, you should regularly inspect your seat belts to ensure that they’re in good condition and don’t pose a threat to your safety. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Pull the belt out slowly from the retractor and inspect both sides and both edges.

  2. Look for things like:

  • Cuts

  • Frayed webbing

  • Signs of wear

  • Burn marks

  1. Make sure that each seat belt latches securely.

  2. Clean your belts regularly with mild soap and water.

Tip

If your belts have been used in an accident, they should be inspected before being used again.

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