Free Car Seat Fitting Demonstration
We can help you get your car seat fitted
Halfords is proud to be the first and only national retailer to offer a free car seat fitting demonstration - so from baby to booster seats, you can be sure we know our stuff.
What car seat should I use for my car?
Some child car seats will suit some car's better. A number of car manufacturers may have recommended brands that they will advise you to use. Halfords can also advise you on what your options are. Ultimately, you need the car seat to work with the car interior and don't forget to ensure that the seat can be used in any other cars that you might be using.
Can I fit a child car seat in the front passenger seat of my car?
It is recommended to fit your child car seat in the rear of your vehicle. The main reason for this is that it's away from any air bag equipment that could get activated. If you have to fit the car seat in the front then it's really important to check the your car instruction manual as it will stipulate whether the air bag needs to be switched off or not when using a child car seat. Some cars allow you to disable the air bag facility which you can then re-engage when an adult is using the seat. You should also push the passenger seat as far back as you can as an extra precaution. For total peace of mind, avoid the front seat altogether and only use the back seat.
When you buy your car seat from Halfords*, one of our fully trained, RoSPA-accredited fitters will demonstrate how to correctly fit it in your vehicle, so you can fully understand how it works.
Once you're happy to fit the seat yourself, we'll take you through a comprehensive fitting checklist so you know exactly what to look for next time.
Even after you've driven away, if there's still something you're unsure of you can pop in and speak to one of our fitters - it's all part of our after-sales service.
It's a good idea to regularly check the installation to ensure the car seat is securely in place and hasn't come out of its fitting inadvertently. Keep the instruction booklet to hand too as this will help you make adjustments to the seat as your child grows.
While you can browse our fantastic range of car seats, you can also find top tips and handy advice for finding the best car seat in Buyers Guide.
It's worth remembering that drivers face a fixed £30 penalty for fine of up to £500 if they don't comply with car seat regulations. Car seat law outlines that all children are to travel in size-appropriate chairs. This covers children up to 135cm in height or 12 years old, whichever comes first. Only when a child is taller than 135cm are they allowed to use an adult seatbelt regardless of their age.
*Service not available on seats purchased from Halfords Approved Partners.