Most people comprehensively insure their cars against the possibility of an accident. Similarly, a large majority (around 70%) do not have their children optimally restrained in the car. Any guesses which might end up being more important?
You don’t have to spend a fortune to keep them safe, you just have to know what it takes. Read on...
Firstly, the seat has to be securely fitted in the car. If you can pull the empty seat sideways more than an inch or two, it has either been accidentally undone or not fitted tightly enough in the first place. This needs to be fixed ASAP. Call Pearce’s and we can sort it out immediately.
Secondly, make sure the straps are at the right height – just above or just below their shoulders or anywhere in between is fine. Also, check that the straps are free of twists.
Finally, you need to loosen and tighten the straps each time they are in and out of the car. They must be so tight they cannot get their own arms out. You can test for tightness by pulling the straps sideways. If you can pull it off their shoulders yourself, then it’s NOT TIGHT ENOUGH.
Using your seat correctly is vital. If you’re not confident, come and see Pearce’s– we will adjust the straps if necessary, remove any twists, fit it securely in the car and show you how to use it, all for just $50. It could turn out to be a very wise decision.