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Our best advice here would be to just keep checking the website, as we cannot be sure of expected stock dates or guarantee that a product will become available again.
All items come with a 12 month warranty as standard, however some of our products come with an extended warranty period. For all after sales and warranty queries, please contact your local store.
The average child travels 5,000 miles per year in a car.
Child car seats, booster seats and booster cushions offer vital protection for a safer journey. For children under 135cm in height, using an adult seatbelt alone will put your child at higher risk of injury, in particular to the chest, lungs, abdomen and spine, in comparison to a purpose built child car seat or booster.
To see if your child needs a car seat, see our article on car seat laws.
It's not just the age of your child that you have to consider when choosing a child car seat. You will also have to consider their weight and height, and which seat provides the most secure fit in your car. You should also think about whether your baby or child will be taking long or short journeys and if you will need to transfer your child car seat from one car to another.
Halfords has over 2,800 trained child car seat specialists in stores nationwide to help you choose the right seat for your child and your car. You can also take a look at our online guide to child seats for more information.
Only children aged 12 or over or who are over 135cm (4'5") in height can stop using a booster seat. However they must of course then use adult seatbelts or restraints when travelling in a vehicle.
In theory, yes, but firstly you must ensure that your child car seat is compatible with the other car you intend to put it into. A safe child car seat will rest firmly and securely on the car seat with hardly any forwards or sideways movement when it is fitted to the manufacturer's instructions. If you have lost the instructions, contact your child seat manufacturer to check if they can provide a copy. Make sure that the seat can be fitted safely in the other car well in advance of the trip, following the instructions carefully.
If the child car seat is not safe or it will not fit in a different car then you should not use it to transport your child in that car - you will need to find another child seat. If you take the child seat out of your car to put in another car, make sure you fit it properly every time you put it in the other car and every time you put it back in your car.
In order to find the right size roof box, you need to consider the size of the load you want your roof box to carry. Roof boxes come in 1/2 width - equivalent to a mid- size car boot; 3/4 width - equivalent to a large car boot; and full width - equivalent to a large estate car boot.
1/2 width roof boxes and 3/4 width roof boxes allow additional room on the top of your car for bikes or a bike, whereas full width roof boxes take up the full width of your car roof, making them ideal for large loads when going on holiday or moving house.
If you're still not sure, why not take a look at our buyer's guide?
Roof bars are the first requirement for carrying a load on your car roof. Halfords offer 3 brands of roof bar systems - Thule, Halfords and Halfords Value. These 3 systems allow you to choose the correct roof bars to fit your specific requirements. An extensive range of foot packs and fitting kits are also available to cover a large number of cars and vans. Take a look at our guide to choosing roof bars.
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