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Car Seat Inspections

Ultimate Car Seat GuideMotor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children in the US. Buckling up is the best way to save lives and reduce injuries. A third of children who died in crashes in 2011 were not buckled up.

To ensure the safety of our youngest citizens, car seats are inspected for proper installation by a Certified Passenger Safety Technician for FREE. The caregiver will be educated so that they are confident installing their own seats going forward. These inspections are done by appointment only.  Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your preferred dates/times along with the following information so we can schedule your appointment. 

  • First and Last Name
  • Make of Car Seat
  • Model Number
  • Manufacture Date
  • Vehicle Make, Model, and Year

How to prepare for your appointment

  • A car seat inspection usually takes 30-45 minutes depending on the number of car seats and the child's needs.
  • Read the car seat installation booklet and attempt to install the car seat before arriving.
  • Bring the car seat, child (if possible), installation booklet and automobile owners manual. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

What to expect during your appointment

  • We will ensure you are using the correct seat based on age, weight and height of your child.
  • We will check to see if your seat has been recalled.
  • We will provide education and demonstration on how to correctly install your car seat.

Parents and caregivers can keep children safe by:

  • Knowing how to use car seats, booster seats, and seat belts.
  • Using them on every trip, no matter how short.
  • Setting a good example by always using a seat belt themselves.

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