How to Fix Twisted Seat Belts

Written by lindsey hoeppner
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Twisted seat belts are uncomfortable. Twisting makes the belt feel tighter than it should and often causes pinching or poking. But not only are twisted seat belts uncomfortable, they are also unsafe, and safety, while driving, is vital. Seat belts are designed to fit across your body in a certain way in order to protect you in a collision. If twisted, the belt cannot effectively do its job, so it's important to know how to fix a twisted seat belt.

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Things you need

  • Silicon lube spray (optional)

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  1. 1

    Locate the seat belt retractor. Usually this is near the door on the top of your car where the seat belt attaches to the car.

  2. 2

    Slide your hands down the belt until you hit the part that fits over your shoulder.

  3. 3

    Begin feeding the belt through the retractor, untwisting as you go.

  4. 4

    Try spraying the belt with silicon lube spray. If you still cannot get the belt through the mount, spraying it lightly with silicon lube spray can help ease the process. The spray can be purchased at most auto parts stores.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not attempt to untwist your seat belt while driving.

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