If you drive, you probably just assume that a seatbelt is ‘there’ and that’s that. It can’t be moved, it can’t be adjusted, and if it doesn’t fit you comfortably then it’s just unfortunate and is something you’ll have to put up with. This isn’t the case, however, as one TikTok user made a video to show a hack that many motorists didn’t know about – until now.
A driving page posting under the social media handle @carfavourites, shared their wisdom with the masses in a short clip that shows someone demonstrating how to adjust your seatbelt to a height that’s more suitable for you – and people’s minds were blown.
The TikTok video shows the best way to adjust your seatbelt holder’s height and angle.
For those who are particularly tall or short, this little-known trick will make drives so much more comfortable, with one social media user joking that they’d been choking in the car for no reason, as their belt had been strangling them as they got from A to B.
When a belt fits incorrectly, it can sit uncomfortably against your ear or neck – but you don’t need to suffer any longer.
Many people took to the comments section to say that they were amazed by the hack and had no idea it was a function in their car.
One wrote: “Oh wow”, followed by crying with laugher emojis, adding: “I just did it and it works!”
Another wrote: “I’ve been driving for 45 years now and I didn’t have a clue.”
“Am I the only one who didn’t know this?!”, one asked.
Someone else said: “This is the first time I’ve seen this – thank you so much!”
“Oops, I’ll have to check this out tomorrow”, another added.
While another commenter wrote: “Short girl problems – we have to know this one first thing after we get our license!”