My father's car was rear-ended by a taxi last week and he has an Infa Secure Vario Max in the back for the odd occasion when he transports one of my children.
No-one was in the seat and my father wasn't hurt - there's considerable damage to the back of the car but I guess the accident could be considered a bingle. He also has damage to the front bumper as he was pushed into the car in front.
Now the repairer says the seat doesn't need to be replaced under insurance as there was no-one in it (so no stress placed where the seat belt digs into the seat etc). This goes against everything I've ever heard about car seats being in accidents - I thought the rule was to replace them no matter how small the accident.
I now couldn't on-sell the seat to another family either, because I cannot conscionably say that it has never been in an accident. Does anyone have any advice? Do I march in there and demand that it's replaced or is the repairer right?
Extremely frustrated here - thanks for the help