When you shop for a new Toyota vehicle at our New Jersey dealership, we know that safety is right at the top of your list for qualities that matter most. We’re proud to say that the Toyota lineup is loaded with standard and available safety and security features, including both active and passive features designed to keep you and your passengers safe.
This includes the LATCH child seat system, which is designed to make installing a child seat a bit easier. Even so, you can only rely on a child seat to do its job properly if you’re using the correct seat for the circumstances. So, how do you make the right choice? The experts at our New Jersey Toyota dealership are here to help.
Factors to Consider
When choosing a car seat for your child, the primary factors to keep in mind are your child’s age, height, and weight. As your child grows, the type of seat that will provide the best protection will change. Using the wrong seat can be dangerous, so it’s important to make the appropriate changes as your child grows.
As a child grows, they’ll move from a rear-facing to a front-facing child seat, and then to a high-back or no-back booster seat using the seatbelt. The seat’s manual will specify the minimum and maximum sizes for these seats. Convertible seats exist, as well, and can adapt with your child as they grow.
No matter which seat your child uses, bear in mind that the backseat is always the safest place in a vehicle for a child seat to be installed. Additionally, a child seat must be installed correctly to provide the protection it is designed for; be sure to follow the instructions thoroughly, and don’t hesitate to have a seat double checked at a fire house or EMS station to ensure everything is in order.
For more information on keeping your child safe on the road, including installing a child seat in your Toyota, be sure to contact Toyota of Morristown online or to give us a call at (973) 540-1111 today!