Studies prove that 46% of all car seats are installed incorrectly.
3 Things to Know about Car Seats
- Car seats should be secured tightly in the back seat of the vehicle. It should not move more than one inch side-to-side or front-to-back when pulled at the belt path.
- Forward-facing seats with a top tether strap should be connected to the tether anchor and tightened. This limits forward head movement in a crash.
- Rear-facing seats need to be installed at the correct recline angle, most seats have built in angle indicators or levels.
Brenda Thams, CPS Tech, is available by appointment to assist with proper installation of car seats and booster seats in vehicles. Call 712.213.8028 to make an appointment for your free car seat check.