Q: How do you use the combination lap and shoulder belts correctly?

asked by on

How do you use the combination lap and shoulder belts correctly?

One of the most important things to do to provide better safety when you’re on the road is to buckle up. You should never, ever rely solely on the air bags to protect you or your passengers. Of course, you’ll need to know how to use the combination shoulder and lap belts in the car. Here’s how:

  • Make sure that the belt is routed correctly. The lap belt should fit over your hips. The shoulder belt should run across your chest and over your shoulder. It should NOT touch your neck.

  • To secure the belt, just slide the tongue into the latch. You should feel it lock into place. Tug on it to make sure it’s secure.

  • To release the belt, just press the button on the latch and pull the belt out.

Tip

Always make sure your seatback is positioned properly (as upright as possible for comfort), and that you sit all the way back in the seat.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. How do you use the combination lap and shoulder belts correctly?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do you set the zone on the compass?

If your car is equipped with an electronic compass, you might find that you need to set the zone correctly. This is because magnetic north and true north are not always the same – it depends on where you’re located...

Q: Q: How do you adjust the steering wheel?

Your car’s steering wheel is designed to adjust. That gives you the ability to customize your sitting position so that you’re comfortable and can easily reach both the steering wheel and pedals no matter how tall or short you might...

Q: Car will not accelerate while driving

Hi, is there any more information you can give us about the acceleration issue? These cars are known to have a slight hesitation when starting from a stop so it may be normal. Since the car is under 5 years...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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.