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Upcoming Events

Wed Feb 20 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Car Seat Inspections
Thu Mar 07 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Car Seat Inspections
Tue Mar 19 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Car Seat Inspections
Mon Apr 01 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Car Seat Inspections
Wed Apr 17 @ 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Car Seat Inspections

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 take place at Station 85 (1050 Wilson Blvd.) or Station 84 (2180 Francisco Drive) by appointment only.  Please fill out the Car Seat Inspection Request Form.

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.

Helpful Links:

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