Dog-Chewed Seat Belt Repairs and Replacements

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Categories: DIY Auto Tips

Is your seat belt safe?

If you are the proud owner of a dog, you have most likely experienced the aftermath of a car ride with your furry friend. Everything may appear to be going great, as your dog blissfully hangs his head out the window while on a lovely car ride. However, once you arrive home, you may quickly realize that your dog has made your car seat belt his brand new chew toy. Depending on how chewed up the seat belt is, you may not see the significance or the seriousness of a faulty seat belt. However, operating a vehicle with a dog-chewed or damaged seat belt could be putting your life and the lives of your passengers at risk.

What many may not realize is that it is the webbing material on a seat belt that is strategically designed into the belt to protect vehicle drivers and passengers. If a vehicle has to stop suddenly or is in an accident, it is the actual seat belt that is responsible for locking up to keep the passenger safe. But it is the seat belt’s webbing material that is responsible for the strength of the belt when it quickly tightens. In fact, you will not even be able to successfully pass your next safety inspection if your seat belt webbing is damaged. Since a seat belt is not a technical part of the vehicle, there are no lights or alerts in the vehicle that notify you if the seat belt is damaged, as opposed to a damaged airbag or other technical issue. This means that it is solely your responsibility to ensure that your seat belt webbing is in good condition, especially after your dog enjoys a ride with you.

Original color or custom seat belt color

What can you do if your dog has chewed your seat belt? Luckily, MyAirbags offers a Webbing Seat Belt Replacement Repair service for dog-chewed seat belts, in which we are committed to restoring a seat belt back to its original factory condition and returned to you within 24 hours. What is truly unique about MyAirbags seat belt replacement is that you can select from a number of fun colors to try something different than the typical seat belt colors. Regardless of which color you choose, the webbing is made and assembled in the pretensioner in the U.S.A.

Seat Belt Webbing Made in USA

Using MyAirbags seat belt webbing that are made in the U.S.A. is a major benefit in that you are contributing to the local economy. It is also a benefit because, although the costs may be lower with the companies that purchase seat belts overseas in China, many Chinese seat belts do not meet the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). In addition, many seat belts made in China have thread colors that are not an exact match to your vehicle, creating a far less aesthetically pleasing interior in your vehicle.

Although maintaining functioning seat belts is crucial to your safety while driving, MyAirbags does not believe that this should mean having to pay a fortune for a repair. If your seat belt is torn, ripped, chewed, or frayed, then MyAirbags is a wonderful solution that serves as an efficient alternative to the expensive dealership replacement services.

Enjoy a relaxing car ride with your beloved dog, while resting assured that if he just so happens to begin feeling hungry during your ride, MyAirbags has you covered.