Child Passenger Safety

Introducing online car seat inspections.

AAA now offers free online car seat inspections and education.

Seat belts and child safety seats are the most effective way to protect children against serious injuries and deaths in motor vehicle crashes. Fill out the form below to request an online car seat inspection appointment with a nationally certified child passenger safety technician. You don't have to be a AAA Member to take advantage of this life-saving service. 

A AAA Member installs a car seat with her daughter

We're honoring Child Passenger Safety Week

September 20-26 is Child Passenger Safety Week, a week dedicated to helping caregivers make sure their children ride as safely as possible—every trip, every time. During September, we’ll donate $5 for every oil change to help buy car seats for low-income families.

Did You Know?

Child safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants and by 54% for toddlers, but only 1 in 4 car seats are installed correctly.

Our educational video will show you 6 common child passenger safety mistakes in 90 seconds. 

What to Expect During Your Online Inspection

We'll call you on Google Hangouts at your scheduled appointment time.

  • We'll check to see if the car seat has been recalled.
  • We'll ensure you're using the correct seat based on the age, weight, and height of your child.
  • We'll work with you to practice correct installation and use of your car seat.

You don't have to be a AAA Member to take advantage of this service. Appointments are scheduled Monday-Friday 9am-5pm PT and take 30-45 minutes for one car seat. If you have multiple carseats, please request more than 1 appointment. 

All appointment requests are answered Monday-Friday. We try our best to respond within 7 business days.

How to Prepare

  • Provide all required information to your car seat technician prior to your appointment.
  • Review your car seat owner's manual and vehicle owners manual and try installing your car seat.
  • Find a quiet area with limited distractions and reliable connectivity.
  • Make sure your vehicle is parked on a level surface and have your car seat and all accessories that came in the car seat's box available.
  • Have another adult available to operate the camera, or find another solution, so your hands are available to work with your car seat.
  • If a child won't be present for the inspection, consider bringing a stuffed animal or babydoll so we can teach you proper harnessing.

For more information about the 2020 AAA Auto Repair Car Seat Donation Promotion, please visit AAA.com/AutoRepair4Good.