When introducing your kid to a new electric ride on car, safety is, of course, every parent’s priority. One of the most critical safety factors is ensuring you pick a vehicle with an appropriate weight limit for your child.
This guide will cover weight limits for 6v, 12v and 24v cars and advise when your child is too heavy and what to do about it.
What’s in this guide
- What are the maximum weight limits for kids’ ride-on cars?
- What are the weight limits for 6v cars?
- What are the maximum weight limits for 12v Power Wheels?
- What is the maximum load allowance for 24v kid’s electric cars?
- How to tell if your child is too heavy for their ride-on car
- Can kids’ electric cars support the weight of two children at once?
- What to do if your child exceeds the weight limit of their ride-on car
What are the Maximum Weight Limits for Kids’ Ride-On Cars?
What are the Weight Limits for 6v Cars?
The average maximum weight limit for kiddies 6v cars is between 20kg and 25kg (44-55 lbs). However, it’s worth noting that larger 6-volt toys have a max weight capacity of 30kg (66 lbs).
How to Tell if Your Child is Too Heavy for Their Ride-On Car
The first indication that your child may exceed the weight limit is a decrease in acceleration and maximum speed. While this may not pose a safety risk, it can affect your child’s enjoyment of their ride-on car.
It’s important to note that exceeding the maximum weight limit significantly can be a safety hazard. This can lead to bending or even breaking the metal axle bar that connects the front and rear wheels, putting your child at risk of injury.