What to expect and the types of fitting stations.
A type 1 fitter is able to install standard child restraints in vehicles equipped with factory fitted child restraint anchorage locations.
A type 2 fitter is able to fit new/additional anchorage points, additional seat belts and special devices such as Child Restraint Anchorage Bars (CRABs) and dual cab devices.
Mobile child restraint fitters are able to come and install your child restraint in a location which is convenient for you (e.g. at your home).
Your appointment with a professional child car restraint fitter will be interactive, so be prepared to learn! It is important that when your appointment is over, you are confident that your child’s restraint is installed correctly and that you are comfortable using it correctly. This will make it easier for you to adjust your child’s seat and straps as they continue to grow.
To ensure that you have the best experience, we have put some tips together below:
After your appointment you should be able to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
Remember that once your child restraint is fitted professionally, you will need to regularly check to ensure that the fit of the restraint is maintained and that the restraint is adjusted to suit your child’s size as they grow. For more information on maintaining your child restraint, please visit: