Your seat belt isn’t just a seat belt – 4 secrets motorists are just now realizing
MODERN three-point automotive seat belts were patented in 1955 and still protect drivers today.
But a TikTok user made a video showing how a seat belt can perform far beyond its original design purpose.
The TikTok of @lianggeshuoche starts with a tip when you need to move a broken car.
When no one can help you push your vehicle, this content creator recommends opening your car door, unbuckling the driver’s seat belt from your model, and wrapping the belt around you.
If you put a driver’s seat belt around your body, you can use all your physical strength to push the vehicle.
While pushing your car, you can steer with your right hand.
The following two tips from this TikTok creator will help you in your used car search.
Before test driving a used vehicle, fully unfasten the model’s seat belts.
If you spot mold or signs of debris on the underside of a seat belt, chances are the car has already suffered water damage.
This engine expert’s next tip is to check the date of manufacture, which is stamped on the bottom portion of a seat belt.
After verifying a seat belt’s manufacturing date, you can open a vehicle’s passenger door to verify the vehicle’s manufacturing date.
If the seat belt manufacturing date is later than the passenger door identification plate, the vehicle may have been repaired from a previous accident.
Finally, if you ever get stuck in your car, this TikTok creator recommends using a seat belt buckle to smash open a window.
A viewer of @lianggeshuoche’s video shared her own seat belt suggestion in TikTok’s comments section, saying, “You can also use the buckle as a bottle opener.”
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