How To Install a Child Car Seat in my Toyota?

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Having trouble figuring out how to install a child car seat in your Toyota? Here at our Toyota of Morristown dealer serving Mendham, Parsippany, Morris Plains, Summit, Randolph, and Madison, we don’t blame you, as according to Toyota, more than half of all car seats are installed incorrectly — and therefore, unsafely. 

Luckily for you, however, we are proud to introduce “Toyota for Families” – a new digital toolkit that is accessible through the Toyota Owners App and that features detailed car seat installation instructions and videos geared towards your specific vehicle and car seat type. 

How To Use The Toyota For Families App

On the Toyota website or within the Toyota Owners App, simply select your vehicle or enter the VIN. From there, you can then select the car seat location you want to utilize and then enter the type of car seat that you have (forward-facing, rear-facing, or booster seat). If you are unsure which one you should be using for your child, the toolkit also has a “help-me-choose” guide that will help you determine which car seat is the most appropriate for your child’s age and weight.

Next, the app will show you a custom video and written step-by-step instructions detailing the installation of a generic car seat into your vehicle in the specific position and installation method that you’ve selected: LATCH or seat belt. If there’s a known incompatibility with your choice, the advanced system is designed to automatically flag it and prompt you to choose a valid option.

To help prevent mistakes, the video will show the critical steps necessary to achieve correct installation. The video will also show additional steps, such as how to remove a headrest (if that’s something necessary prior to installing the car seat). 

Learn More From Our Toyota Dealer Near Parsippany

Looking to hear more about the Toyota Owners App or a specific new, used, or certified pre-owned Toyota in our inventory? If so, please feel free to contact us online or visit us in person here at our Toyota of Morristown dealer conveniently located at 169 Ridgedale Avenue in Morristown, NJ!

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