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6 Quick & Easy Ways to Make Your Car Safer with Kids

May 3, 2013

  1. Use an Iso Fix Base: Not only is an iso fix base quicker and more convenient, they’re actually safer than seat belts! An iso fix base means that your car seat is attached to the base of your car so is super secure. Also having an iso fix base eliminates user error when it comes to buckling your little bean in. We’ve all had that flappy moment where you’re quickly trying to buckle in baby and the seat belt isn’t quite complying as it should.
  2. Keep on top of your tyres: Tyres can be a bit of a minefield but are so important to maintain. Checking your tyre pressure ever 2 to 3 weeks won’t only keep you safe but it saves money on petrol too. You also want to check your tyre’s tread, a good way to do this is the 20p test. A quick and easy way to see if your tyre tread exceeds the minimum legal tread depth is to take the 20p test. Simply place a 20p coin into the main tread grooves of your tyre. If the outer band of the 20p coin is obscured when it is inserted, then your tread is above the legal limit.If the outer band of the coin is visible, then your tyres may be illegal and unsafe and should be checked immediately by a qualified tyre professional. When taking the test, remember to check at least three locations around each tyre. As the test is so quick and easy, stay safe by checking your tyres at least once a month. If your tyre’s tread is worn, its time for a replacement. You can find tyres within budget online from Jet Wheel Tyre website to save time.
  3. Check your fluids on a regular basis. 
  4. Check your lights every few months. 
  5. Never drive while tired. As parents, there is always a level of exhaustion but after a bad sleepless night, we really do need to take extra precautions while driving!
  6. Use a mirror to check on your baby. These car seat mirrors are a great way to be able to check on your baby instead of having to look around.

*This is a collaborative post

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