How Does Your Car Measure Up in a Car Seat Check?
*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.*
Car seats are so important and required when traveling with a baby. There’s a reason you need the proper car seat for your baby as accidents do happen and you would rather be safe then sorry. I had one friend who was unfortunate enough to have a car crash. Luckily she was fine, but she had to use someone like this San Diego Car Accident Attorney to help her get compensation for what happened. She also ended up selling her car from a Local Junk Car Buyer. No matter how safe a driver you are something might happen. But at least you can try and get the right car seat for your precious baby.
Unfortunately, car seats are not always easy to properly install. My mom recently had to send her car to the shop for repair. Because of this, she had to move Mixolydian’s car seat to my dad’s car. I had searched for a long time before buying our current car seat, checking out brands like ickle bubba and many more. I wanted a seat which was safe yet stylish and in the end, we found the perfect one. Obviously, I would prefer it to be safe, but having a stylish one is a huge bonus. I would hate to think though about what would happen if we were in a car accident. I know that I could easily get myself a Car Accident Lawyer, but it’s not something that I really want to think about.
That is all well and good, but we could not get the base of the car seat tight enough. My mom, dad, and myself all tried to tighten the latch belt tight enough so it wouldn’t move around, but it still wiggled too much. My mom ended up visiting the fire station for assistance (they are super nice and helpful.) It ended up that the back seat was tilted too much and required more stabilization under the base.
This makes sense because this is what happened in my Prius. The base wouldn’t sit straight enough for a tight fit, so the Fireman Car Seat Specialist had to carefully roll up a towel and place it under. Now, the car seat is tight, level, and safe.
This is something that you don’t always think about when buying a car (especially when you don’t have children yet). Luckily, Cars.com is a great resource for car seat safety. They rate different cars in their Car Seat Checks and give them a grade.
Cars.com 2017 Car Seat Check Honor Roll
They tested 65 model-year 2017 and 2018 vehicles between tested between September 2016 and August 2017, and only 10 have made this year’s Car Seat Check Honor Roll. These vehicles earned the top score of A in all of our Car Seat Check categories, setting them apart as the best for car-seat installation.
While I am not currently in the market for a new car, I know where I will be checking when that time comes. Car seat safety is important, but it should also be easy to install!