Altapac are an RMS Approved Child Restraint Fitment Centre.
At Altapac, you’ll get a convenient and thorough child restraint fitment service. Most of our team are registered child fitment technicians, having been trained and approved by NSW Roads & Maritime Services.
We are able to offer child seat installs while you wait with no booking required. Simply visit Altapac between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm to have your child seat fitted professionally, securely and conveniently.
Here are the answers to some of the more commonly asked questions regarding our child seat fitment service and the rules and regulations around child restraint fitment.
Between 15-25 minutes depending on the vehicle and the child seat. If it is in a larger wagon, SUV or hatch then it is an easy and quick install. If it is a dual cab ute, sedan or small car then it can take a little longer.
We’ve tried to keep our fees the best in Newcastle for child restraint fitting.
First seat = $45 excluding parts
Every additional seat = $25 excluding parts.
Booster seats = $35 excluding parts.
Every additional booster seat = $15 excluding parts.
Commonly used parts
Gated Buckle = $5
Anchor Bolt = $15
300mm hook extension = $25
600mm hook extension = $30
Seat belt extension (type A) = $65
Seat belt extension (type B) = $150
Of course. Because we’re an authorise and registered child restraint fitment centre we give all customers who have their child restraints fitted by us a certificate from NSW Roads and Maritime Services.
Nope. Feel to pop on in any weekday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm and we will install your child restraint while you wait. If you want the job done on a Saturday, it’s always a good idea to book ahead to avoid a lengthy delay.
It depends on the age of the child and the type of seat we’re fitting. If we’re installing a rearward-facing seat then it’s a good idea to bring in 3 bath towels. We may use these to balance out the seat to make sure bub is lying flat.
If the seat is a forward-facing seat than you won’t need to bring anything.
Yes, please make sure the child seat straps are at the right height for the occupant before the installation. Some older seat will likely have to be removed before the straps can be adjusted.
What about Fitting Baby Capsules?
If you’re having a two-piece rearward facing baby capsule fitted it is important to bring both the base and the capsule for the fitment. We need the capsule to make sure the base is fitted at the right angle so that bub is sitting flat. If we don’t have the capsule and only have the base then, unfortunately, we won’t be able to fit the seat.
Children up to the age of six months must be secured in an approved rearward facing restraint.
Children aged from six months old but under four years old must be secured in either a rear or forward facing approved child restraint with an inbuilt harness.
Children under four years old cannot travel in the front seat of a vehicle with two or more rows.
Children aged from four years old but under seven years old must be secured in a forward facing approved child restraint with an inbuilt harness or an approved booster seat.
Children aged from four years old but under seven years old cannot travel in the front seat of a vehicle with two or more rows, unless all other back seats are occupied by children younger than seven years in an approved child restraint or booster seat.
Children aged from seven years old but under 16 years old who are too small to be restrained by a seatbelt properly adjusted and fastened are strongly recommended to use an approved booster seat.
Children in booster seats must be restrained by a suitable lap and sash type approved seatbelt that is properly adjusted and fastened, or by a suitable approved child safety harness that is properly adjusted and fastened.
If your child is too small for the child restraint specified for their age, they should be kept in their current child restraint until it is safe for them to move to the next level.
If your child is too large for the child restraint specified for their age, they may move to the next level of child restraint.
Ready to book your vehicle in to get work done? To make a booking, simply give us a call on 02 4941 4444. Our team will happily take your booking for a time that is convenient for you, while making sure we have all the information we need for the job.
Our staff are comprehensively trained on everything that Altapac sells and installs. Our team will patiently guide you through your options, while making sure you're aware of regulations and limitations.
We're conveniently located in the middle of Westfield Kotara and Kotara Home Maker Centre. Catch a movie, meet friends or take care of some shopping while we take care of you car.
We want to make sure that when you visit us, we have what you need when you need it. We try to keep everything we offer in stock to suit most popular makes and models of vehicles.
We don't employ generalists. Our technicians are all highly experienced and specialised. This means we can offer you the most accurate fitment available for your vehicle across so many services.
There's nothing worse than being sold something by a company you've never heard of. While we're always looking out for the newest and greatest, we also carry all the brands you know and trust.
Altapac has a proud heritage of innovation, service and strong values centred around family. Since 1972, the Evans family have served the people of Newcastle and the Hunter, bringing passion and unrivalled expertise at Altapac.
At Altapac, we share the same passion as our customers: their passion for the outdoors, their passion for comfort and their passion for convenience. We pride ourselves on supplying quality products from leading brands designed to get you, your family or friends and your gear where you”re going safely and conveniently.