Child Safety Seat Compatibility
Not all child safety seats can be installed in all vehicles and in all seating positions. With so many models of child safety seats, more than 300 models of passenger vehicles, and the wide range of belt systems available today, correctly installing a child safety seat can be a challenge. The best way to be sure your child safety seat is compatible with the vehicle you may buy, is to test it before you buy or lease the vehicle, or before you buy or receive the child safety seat.
Read the child safety seat’s instruction manual and review the information in the vehicle owner’s manual about correct installation. Once the seat is installed, check it by firmly pulling at the base of the child seat, at the safety belt path, from side to side and forward. The child safety seat should not move more than one inch in any direction.
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