Car Seat Inspections
About the Car Seat Inspection Program
Kids of all ages need special care when they ride in vehicles. You may be surprised to learn that it can take up to 12 years for a child to be big enough for a regular seat belt. (Close to 5 feet tall and between 80 and 100 pounds). Until they reach that size and weight, they should be in car seats or booster seats for both their own comfort and more importantly for their protection in case of an accident. Throughout your child's life, they will take three car seat steps before reaching the safety belt.
As part of Safe Kids Upstate, the City of Greer Fire Department is a permanent car seat inspection station for child safety seats. Seats are inspected and installed on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
Contact Us for More Information
For more information, call our business office at 864-416-6601 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. We are located at:
103 W Poinsett Street
Greer, SC 29650
Technicians will offer the following assistance to parents and caregivers:
- Answer any questions parents or caregivers may have
- Ensure that the seat brought in has not been recalled
- Give tips on how to choose age, height and weight appropriate child safety seat
- Hands-on instruction on how to correctly place a child in the appropriate child safety seat
- Hands-on instruction on how to install and use the appropriate child safety seat in the vehicle
||Always Make Sure:
(Birth to 1 Year)
||Infant-only or rear-facing convertible
||Children up to one year and at least 20 pounds are in rear-facing seats. Harness straps should be at or below shoulder level.
(Over 1 Year)
||Convertible or forward-facing
||Harness straps should be at or above shoulders. Most seats require top slot for forward-facing.
(Ages 4-8, Up to 4 feet, 9 Inches Tall)
||Belt positioning booster seat
||Belt positioning booster seats must be used with both lap and shoulder belt. Make sure the lap belt fits low and tight across the lap/upper thigh area and the shoulder belt fits snug, crossing the chest and shoulder, to avoid injury.