Simply Nerdy Mom: Car Seat Safety Check Made Easy With Cars.com

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Car Seat Safety Check Made Easy With Cars.com


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One of the most important things that is often overlooked when preparing for a baby is proper installation of your child safety seat. Whether you are installing a car seat for the first time while waiting for the arrival of your new bundle of joy, or installing an upgraded seat after your child has grown out of an old one, it's important to know how different seats install in cars of different makes and models. Cars.com has you covered. 



Cars.com is more than a buy and sell car site. You can find all kinds of useful information such as their Car Seat Safety Check section. There, you will find out how to properly secure your safety seat. Tested by certified safety technicians who conduct hands on tests of various car seat's latch systems and the different vehicles ability to accommodate all the different types of seats, you are sure to find the information that's right for you.

You can start by searching the make, model, and year of your vehicle or if you prefer, you can scroll through their 50 page list of latest vehicle tests. 

The individual vehicle and safety seat tests will show you the types of seat and the grade given to each seat when installed and even tells you how many safety seats you can fit into second and third row seating. 


It will also go into detail about which safety seat was used to perform these tests, detailed positioning for driver and passenger seating as well as how much room both would have when safety seats were installed properly, and more on how the tests are performed. They do remind you that safety seats can be used with the latch system or safety belt, however latch anchors have a weight limit of up to 65 pounds. This is another important detail to consider.

This is extremely useful if you have multiple vehicles and/or different safety seats. It's also a great resource for family and friends who often drive your children places. Since the different brands and models of safety seats work differently depending on the make and model of your car, it's good to have Cars.com and their frequently testing updates on newer makes and models.  To be honest, I never really considered the fact that the type of vehicle you have would make a difference in installation. I know we definitely did not consider that when we bought our first safety seat before bringing our oldest home from the hospital. 

If you are still unsure if your child safety seat is installed proper and secure, you can also visit your local police or fire department for a safety check. You can never be too careful!


Simply Nerdy Mom was compensated to write this article. 


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