Are you planning a trip to the Gold Coast with your little one? Ensuring their safety and comfort during the journey is essential. Especially when it comes to car travel. That’s where convenient and affordable car seat hire on the Gold Coast can make all the difference.

 

At Jetsetter Car Rentals, we prioritise your child’s safety by providing a reliable and car seat rental service.  Baby seats and boosters are available for hire at just a nominal charge when you hire a car with us at Jetsetter Car Rentals. Of course, all of our car seats meet the Queensland Government’s safety standards and are also designed to provide optimum comfort for your little one.   Whether you need an infant car seat, convertible car seat, or child booster seat, we have a number of options to fit your specific needs.

With our car seat hire service, you no longer have to worry about transporting bulky car seats. No extra checked in luggage for the car seat (or juggling it out of the airport).

We also understand the importance of convenience for busy parents, which is why we offer hassle-free pickup and set down options for the Gold Coast Airport at the passenger pick up zone. Travel with peace of mind, knowing that your child is protected in a quality safe car seat.  There is not compromise for safety and convenience with us at Jetsetter Car Rentals.

Experience the convenience and affordability of our car seat hire service on the Gold Coast and enjoy a worry-free journey with your little one. Our car seats are rented in addition to your rental car at just a nominal charge. While we help by preparing your car seat prior to rental, please remember it is the responsibility of the caregiver and driver to ensure seats are of the correct type and installed correctly for your youngster.

 

 

Importance of Car Seat Safety for Children

The safety of your child should always be a top priority, especially when it comes to car travel. Unfortunately, in Australia, Road trauma is a leading cause of death and disabling injury for children in Australia (https://childroadsafety.org.au/cars/child-car-seats/). Car accidents can happen at any time, and children are particularly vulnerable to injuries if they are not properly secured in a car seat. 

Car seat use can reduce the risk of death for infants by 71% and for toddlers by 54% (this is the stats we found according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)).

Car seats are specifically designed to protect children in the event of a collision or sudden braking. They provide a sturdy and secure restraint system that prevents the child from being thrown around inside the vehicle or ejected from it. The harnesses and seat belts in car seats are designed to distribute the force of a crash over the strongest parts of the child’s body, reducing the risk of serious injuries.

In addition to physical protection, car seats also play a crucial role in ensuring the child’s overall comfort during the journey. They provide support for the child’s head, neck, and back, preventing them from slumping forward or sideways. This not only keeps the child comfortable but also reduces the risk of injury in the event of sudden movements or impacts.

Renting a car seat provides a convenient solution for parents who may not want to invest in a car seat for short-term use or for those who are traveling and do not want to carry their own car seat. By opting for a car seat hire service, parents can ensure that their child is safely and comfortably secured during their journey without the hassle of transporting their own car seat.

When driving a rental vehicle in Queensland – our state’s Child restraint rules apply. https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/safety/rules/children .

 

 

Advantages of Renting a Car Seat

Renting a car seat offers several advantages over purchasing one, especially for parents who do not need a car seat on a regular basis or who are traveling. Here are some key benefits of renting a car seat:

  1. Cost-effective: Purchasing a car seat can be expensive, especially considering the fact that children outgrow them quickly. ivered to your accommodation or picked up from a convenient location, renting a car seat beRenting a car seat allows parents to save money by paying only for the duration of their trip or the specific period they need the car seat. This cost-effective solution ensures that parents do not have to invest in an expensive car seat that may not be used frequently.
  2. Convenience: Car seat hire services offer hassle-free delivery and pickup options, making it convenient for parents to acquire and return the car seat. This eliminates the need to transport bulky car seats while traveling or worry about storage when not in use. With the option to have the car seat becomes a stress-free solution for parents.
  3. Safety and Quality: Reputable car seat hire companies, like us, ensure that car seats provided meet the highest safety standards and are regularly checked for any defects or recalls. This ensures that parents can trust the quality and reliability of the rented car seat, knowing that it will provide the necessary protection for their child.
  4. Variety and Flexibility: Car seat hire services offer a wide range of options to cater to the specific needs of different age groups and sizes. Whether you need an infant car seat, a convertible car seat, or a booster seat, you can easily find the right fit for your child. This flexibility allows parents to choose the most suitable and safe car seat for their child’s age, weight and height to ensure the maximum safety and comfort.

By renting a car seat, parents can enjoy the benefits of convenience, cost-effectiveness, and quality assurance, all while ensuring the safety and comfort of their little one during car travel.

 

 

Types of Car Seats Available for Hire

When it comes to car seat hire on the Gold Coast, there are various types of car seats available to suit the needs of different age groups and sizes. Here are the main types of car seats you can rent:

  1. Infant Car Seats: Infant car seats are designed for newborns and younger babies. They are rear-facing and provide the necessary support for a baby’s head, neck, and spine. These car seats often come with a detachable carrier, making it easy to transport a sleeping baby without disturbing them.
  2. Convertible Car Seats: Convertible car seats can be used in both rear-facing and forward-facing positions. They are suitable for infants and toddlers and can accommodate children as they grow. Convertible car seats offer a longer period of use compared to infant car seats, making them a cost-effective option for parents.
  3. Booster Seats: Booster seats are designed for older children who have outgrown their convertible car seats but are not yet tall enough to use a seat belt alone. These seats boost the child’s height and position them in a way that allows the seat belt to fit properly across their body.

By understanding the different types of car seats available for hire, parents can choose the most appropriate option based on their child’s age, weight and height.

 

 

How to Choose the Right Car Seat for Your Child

Choosing the right car seat for your child is crucial to ensure their safety and comfort during car travel. Here are some factors to consider when selecting a car seat:

  1. Age, Weight and Height: The first step in choosing a car seat is to consider your child’s age, weight and height. Different car seats have specific weight and height limits, so it is essential to choose one that is appropriate for your child’s measurements.
  2. Safety Standards: Look for car seats that meet the highest safety standards, such as those that comply with the Australian Safety Standards. This ensures that the car seat has undergone rigorous testing and provides the necessary protection for your child.
  3. Ease of Use: Consider the ease of installation and adjustment when choosing a car seat. Look for features such as easy-to-use harness systems, clear installation instructions, and user-friendly adjustments to ensure a hassle-free experience.
  4. Comfort and Support: Your child’s comfort is also important during car travel. Look for car seats that provide adequate cushioning, adjustable headrests, and supportive padding to keep your child comfortable throughout the journey.
  5. Compatibility with Your Vehicle: It is essential to ensure that the car seat you choose is compatible with your specific vehicle. Check the car seat’s compatibility list or consult with the car seat hire company to ensure a proper fit in your vehicle.

Taking these factors into account will help you choose the right car seat for your child, ensuring their safety and comfort during car travel.

 

 

The Process of Renting a Car Seat on the Gold Coast

Renting a car seat on the Gold Coast is a simple and straightforward process. Here’s a step-by-step guide to renting a car seat:

  1. Research and Choose: Start by researching reputable car seat hire companies on the Gold Coast. Look for car hire companies that offer a good range of car seat options, one/s right for your family, that have positive customer reviews (particularly from parents and caregivers) and those that prioritise safety.
  2. Make a Reservation: Once you have chosen a car hire company, make a reservation by contacting them directly. Provide the necessary details, such as the dates you need the car, let them know your need for a car seat and any of the other specific requirements you may have.
  3. Getting on your way : Depending on the car rental company, you can either make your way to their office /  rental desk – of find a business that will be more time convenient for you, that picks up at the airport door and drops you back at the end of your stay. On the way back to airport – changeover will usually be from your accommodation or an arrange a pickup from a convenient location. Details and times for airport pickup are confirmed before you flight, and the necessary information for dropping you back at the end of your stay (such as your accommodation address or the designated pickup location) will be confirmed at the time of hire.
  4. Installation and Instructions: When you receive the car seat, carefully read the installation instructions provided by the car seat hire company. Follow the instructions to ensure proper installation and secure your child safely in the car seat.
  5. Return the Car Seat: At the end of your rental period, you would usually return a hired car seat to the designated location or arrange for pickup from your accommodation. At Jetsetter Car Rentals, simply ensure that the car seat is clean and in good condition when you return the car to us. 

By following these steps, you can easily rent a car with infant/child seat on the Gold Coast and ensure the safety and comfort of your little one during your journey.

 

 

Tips for Using a Rented Car Seat Safely

When using a rented car seat, it is important to follow certain safety guidelines to ensure the optimum protection for your child. As a caregiver or driver you are responsible for ensuring the safety of your passengers. Here are some tips for using a rented car seat safely:

  1. Read the Manual: Before using the rented car seat, carefully read the manual provided by the car seat hire company. Familiarise yourself with the specific features, installation instructions, and usage guidelines to ensure proper use.
  2. Proper Installation: Follow the installation instructions provided by the car seat hire company to install the car seat correctly. Ensure that the car seat is securely and tightly installed in your vehicle, using either the seat belt or the LATCH system, depending on the car seat and your vehicle’s compatibility.
  3. Secure the Child: Make sure your child is properly secured in the car seat. Adjust the harness straps to fit snugly across your child’s shoulders and hips. Ensure that the chest clip is positioned at armpit level and that the straps are not twisted.
  4. Positioning and Reclining: Position the car seat according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For rear-facing car seats, the seat should be reclined at the appropriate angle to support your child’s head and neck. For forward-facing car seats, ensure that the seat is upright and the child’s back is against the seat.
  5. Regular Inspections: Regularly inspect the rented car seat for any signs of wear and tear or damage. Check that all the components are intact and functioning properly. If you notice any issues, contact the car seat hire company for assistance or request a replacement.
  6. Avoid Bulky Clothing: Remove any bulky clothing, such as coats or jackets, before securing your child in the car seat. Bulky clothing can compress in a crash, reducing the effectiveness of the harness. Instead, use thin layers and blankets to keep your child warm.

By following these tips, you can help to ensure the safe and proper use of a rented car seat, providing your child with the necessary protection during car travel. Note, this may not be an exhaustive list. If you are care-giver or driver, p lease follow the instructions for the installation and use of any and all infant or child seat. More information here: https://www.qld.gov.au/transport/safety/rules/children .

 

 

Cost-effective Benefits of Car Seat Hire

One of the significant advantages of renting a car seat is the cost-effectiveness it offers. Here are some cost-effective benefits of car seat hire:

  1. Affordable Rental Rates: Car seat hire companies usually offer competitive rental rates, allowing parents to save money compared to purchasing a car seat. Rental rates are often calculated based on the duration of the rental period, ensuring that parents only pay for the specific time they need the car seat.
  2. No Maintenance Costs: When you rent a car seat, you do not have to worry about any maintenance or repair costs. Reputable car seat hire companies regularly inspect and maintain their car seats to ensure their safety and quality. If any issues arise during the rental period, the car seat hire company will typically replace the car seat at no additional cost.
  3. Avoidance of Additional Baggage Fees: Traveling with a car seat can often incur additional baggage fees, especially if you are flying. By renting a car seat at your destination, you can avoid these extra costs and travel light without the need to transport a bulky car seat.
  4. Flexibility for Short-term Use: Car seat hire is particularly beneficial for short-term use, such as vacations or visiting relatives. Instead of purchasing a car seat that may not be used frequently, renting allows you to have a car seat when you need it and return it when you no longer require it.

By opting for a Gold Coast car hire with car seat hire, parents can enjoy the cost-effective benefits of convenience, , avoiding maintenance costs, and saving on additional baggage fees.

 

 

Customer Testimonials and Reviews

Don’t just take our word for it! Here are some testimonials and reviews from our satisfied customers:

“This is the second time we used Jetsetter for our car hire… Uben was very helpful in getting a car prepared for us with 2 car seats as we had our two eldest daughters Alessia (2 years old) and Amelia who was only 6 months old.

This time we did not even look into other companies! …

I have no hesitation in recommending Jetsetter to other families with young children whilst they visit the Gold Coast.  “   

– Read the full review by Danni from Melbourne here https://www.jetsetter.com.au/this-is-the-second-time/

 

“Uben was very friendly and gave us a Hyundai Elantra for our 5 day stay on the Gold Coast. He picked us up with car seats as requested ready to go. It was all too easy. The car was clean and reliable. His prices are very fair… We will use his services in the future.” 

– See Anth’s review amongst others many others on Google Maps https://maps.app.goo.gl/W2NaU4VgM1GY98LPA

 

“Uben came highly recommended by a work colleague. We rented a car with a forward facing car seat for our 15 month old daughter for 3 days. The rate was better than the cheapest car rental companies. After Uben dropped us off at the airport we realised we’d left something behind in the car and he was more than obliging to come back to the airport and return the item to us. Great service and will use again for future hires on the GC.”

 – Jack is a Local Guide Level 5 on Google who was visiting us from NSW.  https://www.google.com/maps/contrib/101433384209565575444/reviews

 

These testimonials and reviews highlight the positive experiences of our customers and their satisfaction with our rentalcars and child restraint car seat hire options.

 

 

Conclusion: Ensuring Safety and Comfort for Your Little One with Convenient Car Seat Hire on the Gold Coast

 

When it comes to car travel with your little one, ensuring their safety and comfort should be a priority. Renting a car seat on the Gold Coast provides a convenient and affordable solution that allows you to travel with peace of mind.

At Jetsetter Car rentals, we offer a reliable and convenient car seat hire service, ensuring that your child is protected in a safe car seat that meets safety standards – all of our child restraints and seats carry have been tested and approved as meeting standard AS/NZS 1754 and carry the legally required AS sticker. With a wide range of car seat options and hassle-free car hire with airport pick up,  Jetsetter makes it easy for parents to ensure the safety and comfort of their little one during their journey.                

Choose the convenience and affordability of our rental cars with car seat hire service on the Gold Coast and enjoy a worry-free trip with your little one. Travel with confidence, safety and comfort.

For more information about car hire with car seat on the Gold Coast, give local owner Uben a call on 07 5536 8000 to discuss your family’s needs or email info@jetsettercarrentals.com.au

Jetsetter Car Rentals, your keys to an unforgettable Gold Coast holiday!!