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Do car rental companies rent car seats? We're traveling in a couple months and it seems like a lot of hassle to drag along two car seats.
 

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<span>We were able to rent a booster seat for our 6 year old when we rented a car from Enterprise. I would just call different companies and ask! But I know the enterprise by us is very accomodating and extremely nice and generous. We've had nothing but great things from them.</span>
 

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they do rent them, but they are not cheap. i don't remember the exact price, but we figured out it was way cheaper to buy a new seat for our vacation! we ended up draggin one with us, and buying the second one.
 

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We never have. My sister did that a couple times and said it was better to bring your own. She said the ones they got when they rented were very beat up and not in good repair, so not as safe as they should have been.
 

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Everything I've ever read warns STRONGLY against renting carseats.<br><br>
#1. they don't promise it will be there- you can reserve one, get there and NO carseat- then what?<br><br>
#2. They don't promise they're in good condition. Want your kid in a broken carseat?<br><br>
#3. They don't keep track of recalls- the seat you rent could be recalled for serious problems.<br><br>
-Angela
 

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They also can be filthy. We rented one once and it was disgusting. And it looked old. Like old enough that I wasn't confident in it. My daughter only sat in it long enough to get somewhere we could buy a proper seat.
 

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It's not cost effective. They charge something like $10 a day! For that price you can buy a brand new one. You can check your carseat (most airlines won't count it against your luggage total), or bring it on the plane if it's FAA approved.<br><br>
Another option is to rent a minivan and most come with the built in car seats.
 

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Moving to family safety, home of the car seat threads
 

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Actually most have stopped that. Are there any new minivans with the installed seats?<br><br>
-Angela
 

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Have you seen that news clip where they went and rented a bunch of car seats? They were NASTY. Old, expired, dirty, broken, straps missing, you name it. No way would I ever rent a car seat.
 

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You might want to check this out:<br><br><a href="http://www.deliciousbaby.com/journal/2007/dec/22/advantage-rent-cars-frightening-car-seats/" target="_blank">http://www.deliciousbaby.com/journal...ing-car-seats/</a>
 

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Yes! Those same people were in the news clip. Scary!
 

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Never, ever, ever rent a car seat.<br><br>
You could be getting a broken seat, a recalled seat, an expired seat, or a seat that has been in a crash. Actually it's pretty much a guarantee that the seat will be at least one of the things above.<br><br>
Furthermore, if you are flying, your seats should be coming on the airplane with you. Children should be in an FAA approved carseat when they are under 4 years and 40 lbs at minimum.
 
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