Winter is one of the busiest car buying times of the year and a great time to find a good discount on that dream car too!
If you’re expanding your family, or you’re looking to either get a vehicle with more passenger room or a car that fits your car seats a little bit better, you may be surprised to find out that cars get a grade based on a car seat check. Pretty interesting right? Cars.com offers a car seat honor roll grading system that lets you know how well that new car works with your car seats.
Whenever you’re buying a new car, it’s always a good idea to check your car manual to find out how your child seat should be placed in your car. Car seats may need to be installed differently in your new ride in order to work correctly.
Cars.com have three certified child passenger safety technicians that thoroughly conduct Car Seat Checks to help Mom’s and Dad’s better understand how to properly install and use car seats to keep little ones safe and protected.
Infant seats, convertible seats, and booster seats were all tested in the honor roll grading system, as well as the latch system of the car. (The latch system is the lower anchor and tether system you will find in the car’s backseats for installing car seats.) In newer cars, you will often find the lower anchors out in the open, but sometimes finding these small metal bars often involves digging between the back and bottom seat cushions to find them. When buying a new car, be sure to feel around in the back seat and get properly acquainted with the latch system for buckling in car seats, to make sure it will work well for you and your family.
Need a little help? Visit Cars.com and schedule your car seat check today and get more tips on how to install your car seat properly!