Does a child car seat count as car modification when it comes to insurance?

Recent reports speak of some insurance companies refusing claims on the reason of modifications to a vehicle by fitting non original items. Does fitting a child seat come under that heading in law? Would insurance cover injuries to a child travelling in any form of manufacturers child seat? I saw one report where an aftermarket sat nav was considered such a modification.

Asked on 9 March 2020 by ROBBIENUD

Answered by Honest John
A child seat is not a permanent modification, a child seat does not come under that heading as a modification. Insurance would cover any passenger in your vehicle.
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