Don’t throw away your expensive car seat if crotch strap is damaged. This can easily be repaired. A damaged strap is something we see quite often regardless of car seat brand. This is caused by constantly pulling the strap to one side when tightening harness. Common when car seat is installed with little leg space for child. Strap should be pulled straight backwards or upwards but this can be difficult when space is limited.
This is an easy routine repair we do on a regular basis. Axkid has a rivet which means a drill and a rivet tool is required. Some brands have a smallish bolt which can be removed without a drill. Regardless, an easy repair and the car seat will be as new again.