I started my shop because I wanted to help people. With every visit, we are checking the safety items like brakes, tires, steering and suspension components, wipers and lights, to ultimately make sure you have the safest, most reliable vehicle possible. But I wanted to make sure that not only the vehicle is safe but the occupants as well. You are transporting your family everyday and we want to make sure everyone is safe and secure.
While working on your vehicles I see many with car seats. Sometimes we need to remove them to complete the repairs and at times we have noticed that some do not seem to be in as securely as they should. It made me really start to think about the safety of them.
Did you know that car related injuries are one of the leading causes of death for children in the US. You may also be surprised to learn that 3 out of 4 child safety seats are installed incorrectly. This statistic floored me. I am a dad of three kids, ranging in ages from 9 to almost 1 and of course I want to keep them safe and I thought I was making the best decision on car seats and installing them correctly. I found out I was not 100% accurate in that belief. I know you are doing the best for your children as well, but I wondered if there was a way I could help you ensure their safety.
Because of these factors, I decided to become a certified child safety seat technician. I enrolled in the NHTSA class to learn proper installation. Additionally, we learned how to select the correct seat based on your vehicle and your child’s age, height and weight, as well as how to instruct parents, grandparents and care givers to install the car seats themselves. I take the time to teach you because you don’t want to have to come back to me every time you need to move the car seat from one vehicle to another. It was a 30 hours course and it was very intense, but it was well worth it.
For me, this was one of the best classes I could have taken and I can now state that I am a Certified Child Safety Seat Technician. What better way to continue to make sure that not only the vehicle is safe but also the precious cargo that you are transporting.