Now taking appointments for online car seat inspections in Northern California.

Book your appointment online by visiting the webpage for your local AAA branch and clicking on "Schedule an Appointment."

a happy toddler sits in a car seat inspected and installed by a AAA child passenger safety technician

Child Passenger

We're driven to help.

We’re committed to teaching caregivers how to keep their youngest passengers safe on the road.

Seat belts and child safety seats are the most effective way to protect children against serious injuries and deaths in motor vehicle crashes. 

AAA supports families by offering resources and information to help.

AAA Car Seat Inspection

Look to AAA to help you install and use a car seat correctly. 

Car Seat Safety Check-Up

Check if you're using the right car seat and learn more about common car seat misuse and how to avoid it.

a caregiver putting baby into car seat

Serving Communities, One Oil Change At A Time

During August-October, we’ll donate $5* from every oil change at your local AAA- Owned and Operated Repair Center to help buy car seats for families in need.

AAA Car Seat Inspections

According to the National Digital Car Seat Check Form (NDCF) database, more than half of all car seats inspected by Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPSTs) are improperly installed and used. Yet, a general consumer survey revealed only 1 in 5 parents and caregivers seek expert help installing a car seat or securing a child in a car seat.

Should you need or want help, let a AAA CPST take the worry out of it. Schedule your free 1-hour car seat inspection. Here’s some of what to expect at your inspection appointment:

  • 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 inspect your car seat’s installation and use and guide you through any corrections

Did You Know?

Child safety seats reduce the risk of fatal injury by 71% for infants and by 54% for toddlers, but more than half of car seats are installed or used correctly.

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

Did You Know?

About about 90% of children restrained in lap-and-shoulder belts should still be in a forward-facing car seat or booster seat. To maximize your child's safety, keep them in their proper car seat as long as possible. Using the correct car seat decreases the risk of injury in a crash by up to 82%, when compared to seat belt use alone.

AAA Online Car Seat Inspections

Waiver & Release Agreement 

I understand and agree that the sole purpose of this program is to help reduce the incidence of the improper installation of child restraints; that this inspection is being provided as a free educational service to me; that this program cannot fully evaluate the quality, safety or condition of the child restraint, the child restraint provided (if any) or any component of my vehicle, including the seats or safety belts; and that this program cannot guarantee my child's safety in a vehicle collision. I understand that a properly used child restraint can significantly reduce fatal injury and that it is important to read both the vehicle and child restraint instruction manuals. For these reasons, and on behalf of myself and the named child, I hereby release AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah and its affiliates and subsidiaries and any other program participants and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively "AAA") from any present or future liability for any consequences, losses, property damage or physical injuries, foreseen or unforeseen, and caused or not caused by negligence, that may result from the use of the child restraint, a vehicle collision, and/or arising out of or in connection with the child passenger safety inspection program.

*How Does This Promotion Work?

In support of Child Passenger Safety Week, for every oil change service you purchase from an AAA Auto Repair Center operated by AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah (AAA NCNU) and completed between August 1, 2022 and October 31, 2022, AAA NCNU will donate $5, up to $15,000 per market below to the organizations listed below to purchase car seats or booster seats for underserved families. The donation per oil change service will be valid with any conventional or synthetic oil change service provided by AAA Auto Repair Centers in Arizona, Nevada, or California.

Promotion is valid from 8/1/22 – 10/31/22. AAA NCNU has committed to a minimum donation amount of $5,000 per market below. At the end of the promotion period, AAA will substantiate the total with a direct oil change package sales report to determine total donation amount by market. AAA will allocate donation amounts by market as follows: Citrus Heights, Davis, El Dorado Hills, Elk Grove, Folsom, Rocklin, Roseville, and Sacramento, CA: Mercy Foundation, 3400 Data Dr., 3rd Floor, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, San Jose, CA: Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Safe Kids Santa Clara/San Mateo, 400 Hamilton Ave, Ste 340, Palo Alto, CA 94301,  Cotati, Fairfield, Petaluma, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Vacaville, and Windsor, CA: Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County, 131-A Stony Circle, Suite 300, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, Las Vegas and Henderson, NV: UMC Foundation Inc., 1800 W Charleston Blvd, Suite 508 Las Vegas, Nevada 89102, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, AZ: Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2929 E. Camelback Rd Suite 122, Phoenix, AZ 85106, Tucson, AZ: Banner Health Foundation 1400 S. Dobson RD, Mesa AZ 85202.

None of the organizations identified above shall be liable as a result of any information, services, products or resources made available by AAA pursuant to the offer above. These organizations do not endorse AAA or such information, services, products or resources, and no such endorsement is stated or implied. Information including financial, licensing, or charitable purpose(s) can be obtained, without cost, by writing to or calling as follows:  Safe Kids Santa Clara/San Mateo (led by Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford), Attn: Salvador Vargas, 400 Hamilton Ave, Ste 340, Palo Alto, CA 94301; (650) 724-1788.  Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County, Attn: Lorie Siebler Estep, 131-A Stony Circle, Suite 300, Santa Rosa, CA 95401; (707) 522-1413.

Is any portion of my purchase tax deductible? This contribution is not tax deductible