Properly Installing a Child Safety Seat From Moore Cadillac in Richmond, VA

July 30th, 2021 by

Keeping your child safe in the car depends on the proper installation of your child’s car seat. Most safety seat manufacturers use universal measurements when constructing their seats, but you’ll still want to do a fit test to ensure the contours of your back seat work well with the design.

The safest spot to place the car seat is in the middle of the back seat, but some car designs only provide seat belts or anchors on the right or left side. Position the seat firmly in place, securing it with either a seat belt or using the anchor system according to the seat’s instructions. It’s recommended not to use both methods simultaneously, as proper crash testing has not been conducted using that scenario.

If you require assistance for proper placement or want an official opinion on how you’ve installed your seat, there are mechanics or child seat seminars that will inspect or assist you for free.

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