FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CG-LOCKT
The CG-Lock is the first consumer automotive product that dramatically improves driver control in a convenient and inexpensive manner. The ingeniously engineered device easily attaches to the tongue of a typical automotive-type seat belt to provide improved driver control and greater comfort. Buckling up will never be the same!
How does the CG-Lock work? Typical automotive-type seat belts do not tighten. They are designed to stay loose. The CG-Lock lets your automotive seat belt work like an aircraft seat belt: when you pull the lap belt tight, it stays as tight as you want. With a CG-Lock installed, you can easily tighten the lap belt portion of your seat belt by pulling up on the shoulder harness. The CG-Lock lets you remove as much slack from the lap belt as you want. A little tightness adds comfort on long trips or during "turbulent" off road driving. A lot of tightness provides a driver with better control during spirited or aggressive driving on the road tracks or off road. The shoulder harness stays loose (just like normal) so you can still easily reach controls on the dashboard.
Is it safe to use a CG-Lock on a seat belt? Yes. The CG-Lock has been extensively tested using industry accepted FMVSS safety standards (Derived NCAP mid sized sedan pulse used. Tests performed to FMVSS 208). In brief, some of the same studies required for new seat belts as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Division (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 208, 210, and 213) were used to simultaneously compare seat belts with and without the CG-Lock installed. Replicate crash test simulations were conducted at 20 and 35 mile an hour frontal, 20 miles an hour lateral, and in a rollover simulation. Professional analysis of the test data showed there was no reduction (impairment or inhibition) of seat belt performance when a CG-Lock was installed. Low speed tests showed better occupant stability for the seat belt with the CG-Lock installed under both frontal and lateral g (gravity) loads.
Why would I want a CG-Lock on my seat belt? The CG-Lock transforms a typical seat belt into a functional tool for improved driver control and increased comfort for all occupants. The CG-Lock can benefit all sorts of drivers: sport and performance drivers, off road drivers and occupants, police and other emergency vehicle drivers, commuters, truckers, heavy equipment operators, military drivers (off road). The CG-Lock also provides greater comfort for occupants.
How do I install the CG-Lock? The CG-Lock is very simple and quick to install. No drilling or bolts are required. The CG-Lock can be removed and leaves no damage to your vehicle's seat belt. The only tool you need is the supplied Allen wrench.
How do you use the CG-Lock? To use a CG-Lock, insert and lock the tongue into the buckle. Push your hips all the way back against the seat back. Push hard. Adjust the seat if necessary to maintain proper spacing from the steering wheel, pedals, and other controls. Sit up straight. Adjust the lap belt low on your waist (as close to your legs as possible). Grasp the shoulder harness just above the CG-Lock and pull away from the CG-Lock parallel to the lap belt to tighten. Pull hard as you push your hips back into the seat. If the lap belt becomes too tight (or if you need to reach into a back pocket for things like toll money), simply rotate the thumb lever down momentarily while lifting the hip closest to the CG-Lock, and the belt will loosen. To exit the vehicle, simply release the seat belt tongue in the usual way and assist the seat belt retractor in rewinding the belt. The weight of the CG-Lock may impede the seat belt retractor. Failure to rewind the belt fully could result in the CG-Lock and tongue being caught in the door when it is closed. Every CG-Lock comes with a complete set of instructions making installation quick and easy.
Will this work/Is it necessary for back seat passengers? The CG-Lock works with rear seat belts with single pass tongues. All the same comfort uses for a front seat occupant apply to rear seat occupants (comfort on long trips, stability during off road driving).
Will the CG-Lock fit every car? No. The CG-Lock does NOT fit all cars. It does however, fit most cars. The CG-Lock is designed ONLY for use with specific factory-installed (OEM) standard three-point lap/shoulder harnesses with single pass seat belt tongues. If someone buys a CG-Lock and determines the CG-Lock will not fit their vehicle, they may return the CG-Lock for a full refund.
Will the CG-Lock encourage aggressive driving? The CG-Lock is not a safety device. A CG-Lock does not change the laws of physics. The effects of speed, braking distance, lateral G loading, acceptable angles of climb and descent, and other such driving attributes are unchanged by the presence of a CG-Lock and appropriate cautions must be taken irrespective of the use of a CG-Lock. The CG-Lock does offer the experienced driver better control during "aggressive" driving or evasive maneuvers. The CG-Lock is not intended for performance driving on public streets. Suggested uses include closed-course, sanctioned driver training under the direction and control of appropriate instructors, such as autocrossing, rally, or driving instruction during an SCCA-sanctioned event.
Will using CG-Lock affect my insurance rates? The CG-Lock is not a safety device. The CG-Lock has been rigorously tested. Professional analysis of the test data showed there was no reduction (impairment or inhibition) of seat belt performance when a CG-Lock was installed.
Who manufactures the CG-Lock? The CG-Lock is manufactured, assembled, and quality tested by All Metal Machine Specialties, Ltd. All Metal is the premier full-line supplier of new unlined brake shoes for the aftermarket, manufacturing over 365 different types of brake shoes for passenger cars, light trucks, and 4x4's. The company also manufactures brake shoes for golf carts, trailers, and for the Original Equipment Market. All Metal is ISO-9002 Certified and QS-9000 Certified.
How much does the CG-Lock cost?
Price for each CG-Lock is $59.95 plus a nominal shipping
fee. Additional retail discounts apply for orders of 10 or more CG-Locks.
Wholesale pricing is available for larger orders.
Is there a Money Back Guarantee?
Yes. Simple return your CG-Lock to the following address.
I am a driving instructor. Do you offer any special programs for driving schools or instructors? Yes! CG-Lock offers a discount program to qualified driving instructors and schools wishing to evaluate or purchase the CG-Lock. Please contact us for more information.
I am interested in wholesale distribution of the CG-Lock. Who do I contact? We are currently accepting applications for wholesale distributors. Please contact us for more information.
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