LATCH Ratings Help Parents Make Car Selection

Our team at Cawood Honda is committed to you and your family's safety. If you have children requiring car seats, you may want to research your vehicle's Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system. Although car seats can be installed correctly without the LATCH system, studies show that they are more likely to be secured with LATCH.

In 2015, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety began a rating system that considered how easy a particular LATCH system was to use. The system looks at how accessible and simple the lower tethers are to reach as well as the force required to secure the seats. The Institute also reveals whether confusing hardware comes into play when installing the LATCH system.

The reality is that the easier a particular LATCH system is to use correctly, the more likely a car seat will be installed properly, and the safer the child will be.



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