The seat belt is such a common and well known part in vehicles, that we don’t always give them much thought. The seatbelt is a bit more intricate than you may think, and would need repair or replacement in certain situations. A seat belt has several components including the seat belt retractors, seat belt buckles, seat belt tongues, and pillar loops.
The seat belt webbing is the one that is most interacted with as it is what it pulled around your body to help secure you in your seat. It tightens and locks in the event of an accident. Seat belt webbing is very strong. It is made from 100% polyester and has the strength to support more than 28 kNw or 6,000 lbs. It is manufactured to meet or exceed [...]
We all grew up hearing the phrase, “Make sure you buckle up!” It has become so ingrained into our heads that we seldom even think about it when we do it anymore; it has practically become second nature to us! We also grew up hearing the statistics on car accident deaths and how many of the fatalities were the results of the driver and/or passengers failing to buckle into their seat belt. Now, more than ever, it is important that we strap into our seat belts, especially with an increased amount of cars on the road. However, it isn’t just strapping into our seat belts that we should be mindful of, it is the actual condition of the safety belts that we should be paying closer attention to. You, like many other [...]
You may have grown up seeing your older brothers take their cars drifting the second the first snowfall hit. Or, you may have simply grown up hearing about it and always have wanted to try it out for yourself. Many people find drifting very thrilling; perhaps you will too! Before setting off to try it though, perhaps it will help you to read a few tips on drifting first. Below, I will provide you with just that.
First, before you start drifting, you’ll want to practice with a cone. Set the cone up in the middle of a safe location. Then, drive up to it and pull your handbrake in order to do a 180-degree handbrake turn. You’ll want to practice this a few times to get it right—make sure that you are always [...]
In this day and age, practically everyone uses a car to transport themselves to different areas—whether it is to work, the gym, or simply to the grocery store. We rarely see anyone walking or driving their bike to get from one place to another these days. With all the time spent driving in a car, it’s not surprising that people get an urge to update or upgrade their vehicle. However, many people do not have the budget to go all out on fancy new parts. Fortunately, though, there are many affordable ideas that can be adapted into a vehicle to make it look fantastic. I will describe 3 of those ideas below.
One cheap way to get your car looking amazing is to simply clean and organize it. Now you may be rolling your eyes [...]
We all know that there are some obvious ways to display your favorite color on or in your vehicle—one of the most obvious being the actual paint job. But besides that, most people get stuck. Some venture out to get steering wheel covers, but those can get tacky really quick. If you are looking to add more color to your vehicle, consider some of the following ways. These will not only make your car look sleek, but you can achieve them without having to break the bank!
One way to add color in your vehicle is to get custom seat covers. You can make the fabric a bright shade or go with a more neutral color and have colorful embroidery. You also have the option of designing your own pattern and having it portrayed [...]
Everyone knows that seat belts should be worn at all times. Isn’t it ironic then that so many pregnant women opt to not wear a seat belt because of the discomfort? If anything, they should have more reason to wear a seat belt, as they are protecting not only themselves but the baby inside of them too! Below I will describe some important information about wearing a seat belt while pregnant.
First and foremost, it is important to look at all the serious pregnancy complications that can occur from a car accident. Depending on how badly a pregnant woman is hurt, she can suffer preterm labor, placental abruption, premature rupture of the membranes (PROM), miscarriage, and sadly, even stillbirth. A few minutes of discomfort are not worth facing any of these complications.
Do you feel relaxed in a blue room or does the color red make you feel excited? Colors can affect a person’s mood, emotions, and even feelings. It can signal action and have a strong effect on a person physiological reaction. Artists and designers have been using color in their works to convey certain messages or evoke specific feelings when seeing the color. The famous painter Picasso once said “Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.” While some colors can have a varying effect on different people based on there perception of it, there are other colors that have a pretty universal meaning. The color spectrum has a warm and cold side. Colors such as red, yellow, and orange are in the red area. These colors tend to evoke [...]
Dealing with the consequences of a car accident can be quite stressful and tedious. It requires a lot of patience and time. It usually necessitates spending money on repairs as well. With it being such a headache, many people choose not to think much about it until the situation presents itself. However, it is better to learn about the different steps needed to take after a car accident—beforehand—rather than wait until an accident has occurred to figure out what to do. Below I will provide you some tips on just that.
First of all, make sure that you gather all the needed information after an accident occurs, especially if the accident wasn’t your fault. Write the information down, instead of trying to remember it all in your head. A few things you should write down about the other party is their name and address, their insurance company name and policy data, and contact information [...]
Spring is in the air. That means pool parties, grilling, and driving with the roof down are right around the corner! Speaking of driving with the roof down, there are a number of ways to get your car ready for spring and summer after a long and dreary winter season. Here are just a few examples.
One way to prepare your car for spring is to give it a nice deep clean. I don’t mean just a regular vacuuming or car wash. Schedule a few hours out of a day and take out everything from your car. Then, clean each part individually and thoroughly so you can feel the difference once you put everything back. Make sure you get every little nook and cranny, including the rims, windows, seats, and underbelly of the car.
Another thing you can do to get your car ready for spring is to take your car for a tire check. [...]
You may not own a trailer at the moment, but it is more than likely that one day you might have to move, bring some new furniture home, or haul a giant piece of machinery like a lawnmower or refrigerator. Heck, you might even purchase a boat or an RV when you retire! For these reasons, it would be wise to read up on a few tips on how to drive safely with a trailer. Even if you don’t ever find yourself in any of the scenarios above, it doesn’t hurt to learn something new each day, am I right?
The first tip for anyone planning on hooking up a trailer to their vehicle is to see how much weight their car can handle. This is important so that your car can still be maneuverable and so that the trailer does not unbuckle from the weight. Usually, the weight limit is pretty high, though, so [...]