Mitsubishi drivers around Neptune are thankful for the many exceptional safety features Mitsubishi has created and implemented in their vehicle lineup. In addition to these safety features, there are further considerations when it comes to protecting our children that we need to consider. Sansone Jr's 66 Mitsubishi has pulled together a few reminders and tips to assure your children are safe while traveling on the roads in Neptune.
Car seats are the best way to support children when they are in a vehicle. Children's car seats are uniquely designed to support them in a protected and restrained position. Since car crashes are one of the leading causes of infant death and injury, having the proper seat for your child is a must-have for every parent. Car seats are proven to safeguard life, and the use of a car seat remains a requirement in every U.S. county.
Carefully Choosing the Right Car Seat
Assuring the child’s safety highly relies on carefully selecting the most appropriate safety seat. Here are some key factors to keep in mind when choosing your car seat:
It is very important to learn the appropriate way to mount the car seat. You never want to depend on store displays for an understanding of how a car seat should be mounted.
Find a suitable seat that adequately meets or surpasses Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 213. This can be confirmed by checking the label attached to the car seat.
Be cautious when using a second-hand car seat. If the vehicle was in a wreck, there could be major unseen damages that could cause grave harm to the child.
Always double check if the car seat has an open recall.
Check the expiration date. Also, make sure you can identify the manufactured date.
Register your car seat immediately so you can stay informed of important information such as any potential recalls.
TYPES OF CAR SEATS
1. Rear-Facing (Infants Only)
Infant car seats are best suited for newborns and infants. When your child outgrows the car seat, you'll need to purchase a new one. Based on the model, rear-facing seats are developed to safeguard babies from their birth up to 35 pounds.
When the car seat is properly installed facing the rear of the vehicle, the child is less likely to be seriously injured. In the event of a collision, your baby’s body will be secured in the seat, helping to protect the neck and head as their neck muscles are not fully developed yet.
2. Forward Facing
Depending on the model, forward-facing car seats are intended to guard children ranging from 20 to 80 pounds or more. Children that exceed their rear-facing height and weight restriction should immediately move up to a forward-facing seat. Until the child reaches the weight and height limit for a booster seat, we advise operating the forward-facing seat as long as possible.
This information should help you breathe a sigh of relief knowing that your younger passengers are properly secured in their car seats. If you would like to learn more about what Sansone Jr's 66 Mitsubishi is doing to help keep you and your family safe in Neptune, visit our showroom or call us today at (732) 922-1050.
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