Buying new, used or renting?
Car seats can be purchased new, used or rented. However, there are some things you need to watch out for.
You should think carefully before buying a child car seat from strangers. If you want to buy a used car seat, you need to be absolutely sure that the equipment has not been in an accident and is not too old. Car seats sold today generally have a lifespan of about 10 years from the time the car seat is put into use.
The service life can be longer or shorter than 10 years, depending on the type of car seat, handling and wear, as well as the quality of the material used in the seat. Be sure the instruction manual is included so that you can install the seat correctly. Read more about car seats, service life and wear.
Renting car seats
Renting a car seat is a good option. The insurance company If gives you the opportunity to rent equipment which is then replaced as the child grows.
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Whether you choose to buy new, used or rent, make sure the seat fits your child and your car.
- Check the car seat's list of compatible cars and test it in the car.
- Follow the instructions for use.
- Make sure that the belt is placed correctly on the child and is close to the body.