Q: How do I install a child seat?

asked by on December 15, 2015

How do I install a child seat?

It’s vital that you have your child in the right type of car seat for his or her age, height and weight. However, it’s also essential that you have the car seat secured properly in the back seat. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Make sure you’re using the right shoulder/lap belt combo.
  2. Route the belt through the back of the car seat.
  3. Latch the belt securely into the buckle.
  4. Test the buckle and latch to make sure they’re secure.
  5. Activate automatic locking mode on the seat belt:
    • Pull the shoulder belt all the way out.
    • Let it retract on its own. It should click while doing so.

Tip

Refer to your car seat manufacturer’s specific instructions for installation.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

My car alarm goes off randomly in 98 crown victoria

If the alarm is sounding even when the security system is not activated, that points to a controller issue and such will have to be diagnosed. I would recommend requesting an electrical components diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will...

My 1996 ford tarus started smoking and the making a knocking noise when i press the gas

Engine knocks can mean serious business, and at 220 thousand miles it could be just about anything. It could be that you have internal engine damage. Before you drive the car any more, you should have t checked out to...

Power Steering issues for 2010 Ford Focus

Hi Dustin. Thanks for contacting us today. The power steering system is a hydraulic unit, meaning that it needs to be fully secure with no air bubbles or areas to allow pressure to build. If you are checking power steering...

TTB alignment

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1993 Ford Bronco. This is not common. You should have a lock that locks the adjuster in place after the alignment is done. It should not move once the lock nut is...

I'm changing my coolant on my 2012 Ford Fiesta. How should I go about this? How do I flush the system with water?

Hi there. We typically don't offer step-by-step instructions for services we offer. However, I would recommend purchasing a service and repair manual for your 2012 Ford Fiesta and completing a full cooling system flush. The process for bleeding the the...

What should I do if my electronic key doesn’t work with the car?

Your car’s smart key system allows you to lock and unlock the doors, and even crank the engine without having to use a physical key or even press a button on the remote. However, there may be times when the...

Car shaking and stalling

If your vehicle starts and then shuts off right away, the first thing I would check is to see if there is a Check Engine Light, and thus perhaps a trouble code that can guide us to the solution. Usually...

I spilt coffee on my dash were the climate control is and now none of the dials work - climate control is stuck on off but is on

When a liquid like coffee gets into components it will short out the electronics. You will most likely need to replace anything that got coffee spilled on it. You may try to remove the controls at the dealer and have...

How do you use the auxiliary input jack on the radio?

Your car’s audio system allows you to listen to AM and FM radio, play CDs, and even satellite radio. However, you can also connect an external device with the auxiliary cable. This is the ideal way to connect an external...

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're Over 50
Shopping Shopping for a car when you’re over the age of 50 begins to shift a bit, as your priorities tend to change. Suddenly it’s not so much about what the vehicle looks like, or how much space it has...
2012 Honda Pilot vs. 2012 Acura RDX: Which One Should I Buy?
Sport utility vehicles are fun in the sun, sand, dirt, mud, and even in the carpool line at school. Whether you’re hauling around your family or your family of pets, these SUVs are sure to make even a drive around...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Just Had a Baby
Having Having a baby will completely change your life. Your activities and hobbies will change. Your sleeping patterns will change. Chances are good that you’ll also be looking for a change in vehicles. You need to ensure that your car...