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Maaco Auto Body Shop and Collision Center
(808) 488-2222
98-746 Kuahao Place
Pearl City, HI
Hours
Mon-Fri :8AM - 5:30PM
Sat:9AM - 12:00PM
Sun:Noon - 5PM

D & E Automotive
(808) 676-2886
94-547 Ukee St Ste 312
Waipahu, HI

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Island Auto Air Incorporated
(808) 455-9332
96-1396 Waihona St
Pearl City, HI

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Auto Repair of Hawaii
(808) 488-7555
98-055 Kam Hwy
Aiea, HI

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Leafracing Auto Performance & Tire Service
(808) 426-4194
1734 Republican St.
Honolulu, HI
 
Lex Brodie's Tire Co
(808) 671-4561
94-169 Farrington Hwy
Waipahu, HI

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Hawaii Auto Electric Inc
(808) 487-7783
98-406 Kamehameha Hwy Ste B
Pearl City, HI

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Checker Auto Parts
(808) 485-0414
4561 Salt Lake Blvd
Honolulu, HI
 
Lex Brodie Tire Co.
(808) 841-6040
333 Kalihi St
Honolulu, HI

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Atlas Brake & Repair Inc
(808) 842-1434
2014 Republican St
Honolulu, HI

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Everything You Need to Know About Child Safety Seats

By Josh Sadlier  

Car seat
Like most other animals in the kingdom, humans have an instinctive desire to protect their offspring from harm, so using child safety seats seems like a matter of common sense. But as many parents have discovered over the years, these seats are actually rather complicated. For one thing, there are a few different kinds of seats. For another, there are laws governing parents’ usage of child safety seats while driving, and these laws vary by state. And then there’s the fact that installing the confounded things can be a pain in the parental tuchus. You have better things to do than sort through the details, so we’ve broken down the various laws, seats and systems for you. 
 
Car seat
Types of Seats
 
The infant seat can only be installed in the rear-facing position, which ensures maximal whiplash protection for a young child. Children under the age of one should always ride in the rear-facing position. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends keeping your child facing rearward until the seat manufacturer’s weight limit—generally between 20 and 30 pounds for an infant seat—has been exceeded. 
 
The convertible seat is a hybrid product that permits both rear-facing and front-facing installations. It’s typically bulkier than an infant seat, but its weight limit can stretch to about 50 pounds. This allows your child to face rearward for longer, and when that’s no longer feasible because of legroom issues, you can turn the seat around and use it as a front-facing seat as long as the weight limit hasn’t been reached.
 
The combination seat is front-facing only, so you’ll be buying one of the abovementioned seats first. The “combination” part signifies this seat’s dual purpose as a conventional child safety seat (meaning it has its own five-point harness) and a booster seat (“boosting” the child high enough to be restrained by a car’s seatbelt when the harness no longer fits). The weight limit of a combination seat is higher than that of a convertible seat, and by the time your child surpasses this limit, he or she might be tall enough to use a regular seatbelt without assistance...
 
…but if not, you’ll need to invest in yet another seat, a dedicated booster seat , which has the highest weight limit of all—up to 100 pounds, or sometimes even more.
 
Current Laws
 
Because safety-seat regulations are created by state legislatures, the legal details vary widely depending on where you live. We can, however, make a few general observations. If your child is three years old or under, a safety or booster seat is mandatory. If you live anywhere except Florida, it’s four or under, and most states put the minimum age for “adult” seatbelt use between five and seven years. Beyon...

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