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What is an ISOFIX Car Seat?

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ISOFIX is a great child car seat safety system that will give you peace of mind.

What is an ISOFIX Car Seat?

ISOFIX is a fantastic car seat safety system that helps to give you peace of mind when you are out travelling with your child. With statistics showing that two thirds of car seats are incorrectly fitted, car seat connoisseurs created the 'International Standards Organisation Fix'; also known as ISOFIX!

The innovative system uses fixed connection points rather than a seatbelt. This helps secure the seat into your car, a much simpler and safer installation.

What are the benefits of ISOFIX?

  • Drastically decreases the risk of wrongly fitted seats
  • Rigid connection between the car seat and the vehicle itself for improved protection
  • Easier installation
  • Reduces the chances of your child being hurt in an accident

Types of ISOFIX car seat

There are 3 types of ISOFIX that you can get your hands on; the only thing that is different is that particular seats will only fit certain cars:

  • Vehicle Specific Approval - Only compatible with specific vehicles, using a two-point connection system.
  • Semi-Universal Approval - Only compatible with specific vehicles. Can be forward or rearward facing, featuring either a foot prop or top tether. It is not compatible with under floor storage.
  • Universal Approval - Forward facing Group 1 child car seats that fit into most newer cars, using a two-point connection system and a top tether.

If you not sure if the seat will fit your vehicle, you can:

  • Refer to your car's owner's handbook.
  • Take a look at the car seat manufacturer's approved vehicle list, usually on the box or their website.
  • Call into your local Halfords, where the store colleagues can offer expert advice.

ISOFIX car seats at Halfords

We have a huge selection of car seats available. A great bonus is that if you get your child seat from Halfords we will also show you how to fit it - completely free of charge!

You can reserve online and collect in store or buy online for home delivery. If you do choose the delivery option, all you have to do is get in touch with your local Halfords to arrange your free fitting demonstration*!

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*Unfortunately, we can't offer our free fitting demonstration on seats bought from Halfords Approved Partners.

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