ISOFIX: the gadget expecting parents should know about

Family Cars, Safety|

Hey expecting parents! (and anyone else who has wondered what those ISOFIX labels are on their rear passenger seats – wonder no more!!!) In non-technical speak: ISOFIX refers to little latches at the base of the rear passenger backrest (where your butt goes when you’re sitting in the back…). Specially made car seat bases are available that quickly and easily clip into these latches. [...]

Getting tyred? Our tyres 101 will help you decipher the tyre code!

Safety, Tyres|

Our Tyres 101 will help you better understand your tyres and how to look after them. Tyres are the critical link between our cars and the road. No matter what your cars EURO NCAP rating is, or how many airbags your car has, if it can’t stay stuck to the road, you’re in trouble. In our experience, it isn’t that people don’t want to look [...]

Carter’s guide to car terms and jargon (glossary of car terms)

Glossary|

Here is our list of over 200 commonly used car terms and jargon that are either not well known or not well understood If we have left any car terms out that have you stumped, or a definition that you don't fully understand, please mail us on glossary@heycarter.com and we will add it to the list as soon as we can. 12V DC outlet This [...]

Family car essentials: Carter knows what to pack

Family Cars|

Family car essentials to keep handy in the family car to make the family commute and travel that little more comfortable All of us at Carter either grew up in a family (well most of us) and some of us have families of our own. We did a little survey to find out who carries what in their cars: Wet-wipes: Yip, old faithful [...]

Family car buying: use Carter’s list of what to look out for

Family Cars|

Buying a new family car is generally a mixture of safety, functionality, practicality, comfort and ride. Here are a couple of things to consider when selecting your new family car: Do you want ISOFIX? If so, which travel system are you considering? Is the car seat ISOFIX compatible? Which ISOFIX base it is compatible with? Does the car you are considering have ISOFIX [...]

EURO NCAP rating: find the safest car for your family

Family Cars, Safety|

Buying a new car for your new or growing family? Generally safety of your little bundle of joy comes first. In this article we explore the EURO NCAP rating system to give you some tips on how this can be helpful in finding the safest car for you. Be sure to check out our other article on ISOFIX car seats and bases, which is another [...]