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What Are The Things to Look For in a Car Seat?

It is National Safety Month which is an important time for families. The month can serve as a good reminder to check on how safe you and your family are. If you’re just starting your family, then it can be a good time to make sure you are safe and prepared for anything.

Car seats are obviously a very important thing to have. You want to be careful when you’re picking one out, but it can be overwhelming. There are a lot of different kinds out there and with how fast kids grow you want to make sure you have one that can last awhile. With all the different factors running through your mind, how do you parse through them and make an informed decision?

What to Look For in a Car Seat

There are a few different types of car seats out there, so the first thing you need to do is figure out which one works best for you. Each type of seat provides different benefits and fits different sizes. You can ask a store beforehand if they will let you test-install a seat. This will help you make sure it will fit your child and it gives you a chance to see how it fits in your car.

Toddler in a car seat

Grandpa putting his grandson into a car seat

If this is your second child, then it might be a good time to check on your old seats. Car seats can expire, so you want to make sure it’s still in working order. You want to run through a few checks before you make a decision. The size and type need to be just right. Another important feature to check is the harness in the seat; you want to double check that the height and tightness are appropriate for your child.

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If you want a safe and reliable car, then stop by Novato Toyota and we can help you get into your next family car. Feel free to call with any questions and we’d be happy to help.