Seat belts

Thousands of cars are failing compliance and W.O.F inspections on faulty seat belts every day. Statistics say that around 30,000 vehicles fail every year. N.Z legislation states that; “Seat belt webbing must not be cut, ripped, torn, frayed, faded or stretched. The webbing must not have unusual web patterns, must not be deformed, curled, rippled or have otherwise deteriorated, must be structurally sound and free of corrosion, so as not to reduce the performance of the seat belt”

Please read below on how we can help assist with your seat belt requirements..

Can my seat belt be repaired?
Legislation prevents us from replacing webbing or repairing seat belts.

All vehicles have different seat belts: sedans, station wagons, vans etc.. it is very important we get all the correct information when it comes to replacing seat belts.

PRE TENSIONER SEAT BELTS
If your vehicle is fitted with air bags it has this type of seat belt normally the drivers/ front passenger side.
Available only from the vehicles manufacture. Not aftermarket.

Pre-tensioner seat belts were first installed into vehicles as from the late 90′s. Pre-tensioners are wired to their own ECU, and equipped with pyrotechnics which in the event of an accident will trigger a retractor device to pull you firmly backward into the seat to help prevent injury. A truly ingenious invention but very expensive to replace.

STANDARD SEAT BELTS
New After market Seat belts are available for most makes and models (except those fitted with pre tensioner type as above) in a good variety of colours and configurations. Different types of seat belts include:

Retractable: Common type of seat belt fitted to most vehicles which retracts back when not in use.

Lap Belts: Fitted in many vehicles in the centre rear position.

Static: These are the older style which are fixed and do not roll away.
These are suited to vintage vehicles.

*We do not retro fit retractable seat belts where a lap belt is fitted

Seat belt modifications require Low Vehicle Certification.

You can call with your vehicles details on 07 839 5839 , or click here to email us & we can answer any questions you may have or price the appropriate seat belt.

 
 
 
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