Is Your Child Safe In Their Car Seat?

car-seatAll brand new child restraints sold in Australia meet Australian Standards. No matter the brand or the price, as long as your brand new child restraint is installed and used correctly, your child will be safe travelling in the car. If you are buying a second hand child restraint, make sure it meets Australian Standard AS/NZS 1754, version 2000, 2004, 2010 and 2013 – look for this information on the restraint

The incorrect installation and use of the child restraint can cause far more harm than good. If you are unsure about fitting your car seat yourself please have it installed at an authorised fitting station.

Children under the age of 6 months must be secured in a rearward facing child restraint or baby capsule.

Children aged from 6 months to 4 years must be secured in a forward facing child restraint with an inbuilt harness.

Children aged 4 years to 7 years must be secured in a booster seat.

The minimum height for a child to use an adult lap sash seatbelt without a child restraint is 145cm.

Here is where it gets tricky – while child restraints and baby goods shops talk in ages – a child’s height and weight are an important factor in deciding what restraint they should be secured in. If your child is too small for the next specified child seat they should remain in their current seat until they grow into the next seat. On the flip side, if your child is too large for the child restraint specified for their age, they should move to the next approved child restraint to keep them safe.

It is recommended that you do not use a child restraint if it is more than 10 years old or if it is damaged e.g. cracks, frayed or damaged straps, damage to the plastic or foam or accident damage. Never use a child restraint that has been in a car accident – even a little bingle in a car park.

Written by Jaclyn Bold – Bold Trailers
Published in Shire’s Children Magazine – December 2015

1st / 2nd Year Automotive Mechanical Apprenticeship Available at Bold Trailers

Mechanic.

Bold Trailers is pleased to announce that we are offering an Automotive Mechanical Apprenticeship for 1st or 2nd year apprentices.

The successful applicant will not only be trained on cars but also on trailers and caravans.

Females and adult apprentices are encouraged to apply for this position.

Essential:

* Must be mechanically minded

* Exceptional customer service skills

* Manual Drivers Licence

* Willing to learn

* Desire to succeed

* Pride in workmanship

* Work well in a team

Please email your resume and a cover letter to Jaclyn Bold via trailers@boldtrailers.com.au

Top 5 Christmas Gifts For Boat Trailer Owners

Top 5 Christmas Gifts For Boat Trailer Owners

With Christmas just around the corner it can be daunting to find the perfect Christmas gift. Never fear, check out our top 5 Christmas gifts for boat trailer owners.

 

 

  1. Dunbier Spare Wheel Carrier: Dunbier Spare Wheel Carriers are galvanised, bolt on spare wheel carrier that many sizes of trailer frames. They can hold 13”, 14” and 15” wheels and are an easy DIY addition to your boat trailer. 3 different models available from $16 – $99.
  1. AL-KO Easy Clamp: The AL-KO easy clamp secures your trailer against theft. It is made from heavy duty, weather resistant steel. It adjusts to fit around 13” to 15” wheels, is portable and easy to use. Lock this around your trailer wheel and no one if getting your pride and joy. Price $100.
  1. Boat Guide Posts: Make retrieving your boat easier with a set of Boat Guides. From $220 for a DIY set including all mounting hardware, you can easily see where to line your boat up while on the boat ramp. Not only is visibility improved but your Boat Guides will help straighten your boat up onto your trailer.
  1. Spare Winch Handles: The perfect stocking filler. A spare winch handle never goes astray and is the most commonly ‘lost’ item from a boat trailer. Available in both Hex and Clip handles, gift someone a spare one and they will never be caught short on the boat ramp. From $15.
  1. Multi Fit Rim: A spare tyre is a boaters ‘must’. Galvanised multi-fit rims come in 10”, 13” and 14” sizes and suit both Ford and Holden stud patterns. Priced from $85 and available on their own or with a tyre included, these multi fit rims are a popular Christmas gift.

Call us at Bold Trailers on (02) 8544-8114 for all your boat trailer parts and accessories.

1 Easy Change You Can Make To Your Bow Roller To Keep Your Boat Centered

Customers often ask me for a solution to helping keep the bow of the boat straight and protected on their trailer. A simple solution to this is to change the bow roller on your boat trailer from the standard black bow roller to a Dunbier Poly Bow Roller. These rollers are a ‘like for like’ replacement in both a 75mm and 100mm width for the winch carriers. The have larger wings on the sides creating a nice ‘V’ that helps keep the bow of the boat centered on your boat trailer.

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