Spartanburg, SC Car Seat Inspection Locations

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Is your child’s car seat properly installed? Are you sure? Would it surprise you to know that four out of every five car seats is installed improperly? That’s a scary statistic, considering it’s the safety of your most precious cargo at risk. Luckily, there are resources available to help ensure your child’s car seat is properly installed. Spartanburg Regional Hospital, in partnership with local public safety departments, offers inspections free of charge.

Spartanburg Car Seat Inspection Locations

Please make sure to call the location before heading out, and bring with you the following: the owners manual for your car (if available), the owners manual for the car seat (if available), your vehicle & your child

  • Greer Fire Department
    103 West Poinsett Street, Greer 29650
    First and third Wednesdays, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. By Appointment Only.
  • Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
    101 East Wood Street, Spartanburg 29301
    864.560.6845 (ask for Penny Shaw)
    Last Thursday each month. By Appointment Only.
  • Westview Fairforest Fire Department
    311 North Blackstock Road, Spartanburg 29301
    864.576.2529 (ask for Karen Osorio at ext. 103)
    By Appointment Only
  • Westview Fairforest Fire Department # 2
    4247 Anderson Mill Rd, Moore
    By Appointment Only
  • Boiling Springs Fire Department
    186 Rainbow Lake Road, Boiling Springs 29316
    By Appointment Only
  • Reidville Fire Department (Special Needs Help Available)
    7450 Reidville Road, Reidville 29375
    864.433.9918 (Ask for Patrick Hyatt)
    By Appointment Only
  • City of Gaffney Fire Department
    205 North Limestone Street, Gaffney 29340
    By Appointment Only

    If you live outside of Greenville and Spartanburg, Check out the Car Seat Checkpoint Locator on The Department of Transportation’s Website.

South Carolina law states that children under two years old must be in a rear-facing child safety seat in a rear passenger seat of the vehicle unless the child exceeds the manufacturer’s weight or height limits. In the past, it was popular to automatically switch your child to a front-facing position following their second birthday.

Research has shown that leaving children rear-facing is the safest way to position them until they have reached the size limitations indicated by the car seat manufacturer. For most children that extends the time they can be rear-facing safely. The Upstate is fortunate to have a local resource in an organization called Safe Kids Spartanburg. Through their website, you can access car seat safety event info and more.

The National Highway and Transportation Safety website is another great resource to access information related to car seat safety. You can register your car seat on the site. This will insure you are alerted in the event of a safety recall. Included on the website is a checklist for using second hand car seats.

Check out this great video about safe car seat installation with Safe Kids Upstate.

If you’re looking for more information for families with babies in Spartanburg, don’t miss our Spartanburg Baby and Maternity Guide. You’ll find information on health care providers, things to do with your young family, and more!

Have you had your child’s car seat inspected?

About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom to two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures! She enjoys sharing her finds with friends and loves even more that she can share them with Kidding Around readers! She can be found on Instagram @figuringthisoutdotcom
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