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How Do I Add a Child Seat to My Car Rental Booking?

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Child seats can only be added once you have made a booking. Here at VroomVroomVroom, the cost of the seat will be added on top of the quote we give you. Once you have received your reservation number, either you contact your car rental supplier directly, or just let us do it. Feel free to ask our team to help by replying to the confirmation email with your requirements. Please note also that the supplier will need the child ages for seats. We can process your request within 24 hours.

Types of Child Safety Seats

Adding a child seat to a car rental booking is the most popular request made to the Customer Care Team from the extras that can be added. In the United States, all states and territories require child safety seats for infants and children to meet particular criteria, but requirements differ according to weight, height and age.

Below are the three common types of child car seats that are available to be added to a booking.

  • Infant Seat: Children under one year old or under 20 pounds must be in rear-facing infant seat. Designed to support a child's neck, back and spinal cord, infant seats must be in the vehicle latched onto the anchor point. It is by law that children up to 7 years must be in safety seats.
  • Child Seat: Parents of children between 1-4 years or 20-40 pounds are encouraged to install a forward-facing child safety seat.
  • Booster Seat: Older children weighing 40-80 pounds must use these seats.Booster seats can be either the pillow style or the full seat - both boosters use the vehicle safety belts in both cases. However, please note that no supplier can guarantee the full seat as they may only have the pillow style.
Car Rental CompanyChild Seats Costs
Advantage logo
Cost for child seats or booster seats varies at locations but is typically $9.99* per day or $49.95* per day.
Alamo logo
Child seats or booster seats can be purchased after confirmation for generally $9.99* per day plus local taxes and surcharges. A GPS can be requested by emailing info@vroomvroomvroom.com or easier still - reply to your confirmation email.
Avis logo
Child and booster seats can be requested by emailing info@vroomvroomvroom.com or by replying to your confirmation email. Please advise the age of your baby or child. Currently, costs are around $13.00* per day depending on the location and may be subjected to local tax and surcharges. 
Budget logoChild seats or booster seats can be purchased after confirmation for generally $13* per day with a maximum of $65*per rental.
Dollar logoChild seats or booster seats are priced at around $12.00* per day plus local tax and surcharges.
Enterprise logoRates for child seats or booster seats vary by location but average about $10.00* per day. Please note that child seats are available at some locations, but cannot be reserved online at this time. You may want to contact the Enterprise office in the city you wish to rent from to discuss the availability of child seats.
car rental supplierChild seats or booster seats can be added after confirmation for generally 11.99* per day with a maximum $70* per rental.
  E-Z logoChild seats or booster seats can be purchased for generally $9.99* per day. GPS devices are priced at $11.99* per day. 
Fox Rent A Car logoChild seats or booster seats are priced at around $8.99* per day plus local tax and surcharges.
Hertz logoChild seats or booster seats can be purchased after confirmation for generally $13.00* per day plus local tax and surcharges.
National logoChild seats or booster seats can be added after confirmation for generally $9.99* per day with a maximum of $49.99* per rental.
Thrifty logoChild or booster seats can be purchased after confirmation at around $12.00* per day plus local tax and surcharge, depending on Thrifty location.

Please note these prices are subject to change. For current rates, please contact our Customer Care Team.

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What you need to know...

Keep in mind that there are plenty of child safety seats guaranteed to meet your child's needs, and while styles, models as well as accessories and price can vary, all child safety seats must meet the same safety standards. It's recommended that your child rides in a child safety seat that is just right for his or her size and age. In addition to that, child seats should be installed properly in your rental car.