Neither too little room to maneuver, nor too much. It's what you expect when you open the car door. Unfortunately, a damaged or bent door check strap can prevent the car door from opening wide enough, or worse diminish its resistance allowing it to swing wide open. Both scenarios present a safety hazard. That's why 's Door Check Strap is durably engineered to resist bending and breaking. It returns the car door to its original performance, giving you just the right amount of leeway to securely and easily enter and exit your vehicle.