Car Seat Inspections

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 most 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.  Please click on the link below to book your appointment.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE

For more information, call our business office at (864) 848-2166 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.  We are located at 103 West Poinsett Street.  Technicians will offer the following assistance to parents and caregivers:

  • 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 install and use the appropriate child safety seat in the vehicle 
  • Hands on instruction on how to correctly place a child in the appropriate child safety seat
  • Answer any questions parents or caregivers may have

Proper Child Safety Seat Chart

Everyone in the vehicle should be buckled.
Children ages 12-under  should be seated in the back seat.

  INFANTS TODDLER YOUNG CHILDREN
WEIGHT Birth to 1 year at least 20-22 lbs. Over 1 year and Over 20 lbs.-40 lbs. Over 40 lbs. Ages 4-8, unless 4'9''.
TYPE of SEAT Infant only or rear-facing convertible Convertible / Forward-facing Belt positioning booster seat
SEAT POSITION Rear-facing only Forward-facing Forward-facing
ALWAYS MAKE SURE:

Children to one year and at least 20 lbs. in rear-facing seats

Harness straps at or below shoulder level

Harness straps should be at or above shoulders

Most seats require top slot for forward-facing

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 abdominal injuries

WARNING All children age 12 and under should ride in the back seat All children age 12 and under should ride in the back seat All children age 12 and under should ride in the back seat