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    Accident and replacing

    I was in accident where someone fell asleep and came over onto my car almost perfectly parallel. It was not a big jolt but I do have a dent and scraping and $1600 worth of damage. Clek says replace, Britax says minor accident ok and it does meet the criteria of minor. Would you still want to replace the Britax or be fine with keeping it?
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    Re: Accident and replacing

    We kept our Britax seats in a similar accident and had no concerns about doing so. Our insurance did offer to replace the one that was occupied during the accident, though, which is state law where we live.

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    Re: Accident and replacing

    Quote Originally Posted by oakster View Post
    We kept our Britax seats in a similar accident and had no concerns about doing so. Our insurance did offer to replace the one that was occupied during the accident, though, which is state law where we live.
    My state says the same thing, I had no idea until I checked after your post!

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    Re: Accident and replacing

    Quote Originally Posted by oakster View Post
    We kept our Britax seats in a similar accident and had no concerns about doing so. Our insurance did offer to replace the one that was occupied during the accident, though, which is state law where we live.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hazelandlucy View Post
    My state says the same thing, I had no idea until I checked after your post!
    Are you guys in states other than Illinois or California? Those are the only two states I know that have regulations about replacement, but we keep track of stuff like that, so if other states do, too, please let me know!

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    Re: Accident and replacing

    Yep, we're in California.

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    Re: Accident and replacing

    If insurance will replace, I would do that for my own peace of mind.


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    Re: Accident and replacing

    Yes, if the other insurance is paying anyway, you might as well replace it. We didn't for ours since it was an at-fault accident so we were trying to keep the total lower (and neither we nor Britax thought the seats needed to be replaced). Though ironically we ended up getting the non-occupied seat replaced anyway after the repair shop broke it trying to take it out before we got there to do it at the prearranged time... (Sadly that seat was a year-old Frontier, while the occupied seat was a four-year-old Marathon G3 that I would have loved an excuse to replace!)

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