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Replacing a car seat after crash?? Yeah uriah jones Due November 30; Japan 3 posts
5th Jul '13

Couple a days ago I was in a fender bender, I rear ended someone barely going 20. We were all fine and my car wasn't even that messed up. But all my family is telling me I have replace my daughters car seat. Like why? It didn't get injured at all. I'm not about to throw away a perfectly good car seat and buy a new one! They expensive! Why would I replace it?!

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
5th Jul '13

Yes you need to replace it. Usually your car insurance will cover it.

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40235 posts
5th Jul '13
Quoting uriah jones:" Couple a days ago I was in a fender bender, I rear ended someone barely going 20. We were all fine and ... [snip!] ... at all. I'm not about to throw away a perfectly good car seat and buy a new one! They expensive! Why would I replace it?!"


Because in an accident the plastic can be damaged and you wouldn't know it. Your insurance should pay for a new seat.

uriah jones Due November 30; Japan 3 posts
5th Jul '13

Oh they will replace it? Oh ok awesome well in that case might as well

courtney ♡ 2 kids; Washington 16705 posts
5th Jul '13

Absolutely replace it.
Call your insurance company for more information on how to do so.

The Time Police 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33524 posts
5th Jul '13

It all depends on the brand of your carseat. What kind of seat do you have? If it's a Britax, you might be fine so long as it meets all NHTSA criteria. All other seats suggest you replace it.




http://www.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/childps/ChildRestraints/ReUse/RestraintReUse.htm

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30923 posts
5th Jul '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" Yes you need to replace it. Usually your car insurance will cover it."


This...
You can't put a price on a child's safety.



drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
5th Jul '13

Replace it. It could have suffered damage you can't see. Is it worth your kid's life?