How do I install a child seat using the seat belt?
It is very important that a child seat is properly installed before driving with a child in your vehicle. To properly secure a child seat in your vehicle, follow these steps: 1. Place the child seat on one of the rear seats. 2. Follow the child seat’s instruction manual to properly run the seat belt through the child seat, and buckle the seat belt latch. 3. With the seat belt buckled, slowly pull on the shoulder strap until the entire belt has been extracted. This process activates the seat belt lockable retractor. 4. Release the seat belt, which will retract until it is firmly securing the child seat. Pull on the seat belt to make sure that the retractor worked. If there is still slack in the belt, then the retractor did not activate; you should not be able to pull the belt out at all. 5. Pull the shoulder strap of the seat belt up, to make sure to release any slack that remained in the lap strap of the seat belt. 6. Try and move the child seat to make sure that it is firmly secured.
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