When you’re driving your used car, safety may not be the first thing on your mind but when you have little ones in your backseat –their safety should be your first concern. In recognition of Child Passenger Safety Week, we’re sharing tips on how to make sure your smaller passengers are as safe as can be! Besides having a reliable used car in Orlando with great safety features, there are other ways to guarantee your child’s safety!
Keep your little ones safe in your used car!
Whether you’re just dropping your kids off at school or driving to Grandma’s house, it’s crucial that they are safe and secure in your Orlando used car. Toyota of Clermont has a couple of useful tips and reminders to help you protect those most important to you!
- Make sure your used car is up to date with routine car maintenance! Don’t risk having bad brakes or balding tires when you have precious cargo in your rear seats. Instead, get caught up on regular auto service at our Toyota Service Center in Orlando.
- Know where your vehicle’s airbags are. Airbags are crucial to protecting passengers from the blunt force of an impact, but they can also cause serious injuries –especially to children. Be aware of where airbags are placed in your vehicle so you know the proper place to install your child’s car seat.
- Drive safely! Abide by speed limits, come to full and complete stops and don’t forget to use your headlights and turn indicators!
Toyota of Clermont has child seat safety tips!
Speaking of children’s car seats, it is important to know everything there is to know about placing your baby, toddler or child in a car seat. You want your most precious cargo to be safe, so we’re sharing the most crucial tips on proper child car seat safety.
- Picking the right car seat: The type of child car seat is dependent upon the age and weight of your child. Infants and children up until 2 or 3 years old should ride in a rear-facing car seat. These are designed to protect your baby’s neck and spinal cord. Front-facing car seats are strictly for children 4 to 7 years old. Once the child reaches the height or weight limit designated by the manufacturers, the child should be transitioned to a booster seat. Only when the lap belt of the seatbelt sits on the upper thigh and shoulder strap sits on the shoulder and chest, should the child sit with only a seat belt.
- Installing the car seat: You should follow child car seat installation directions carefully and precisely. You want to ensure your child will be absolutely safe and secure. If you’re unsure or have apprehensions, you can always bring your Orlando used car to your local fire station or police department to have a firefighter or police officer install the car seat correctly and securely.
If you have questions about child passenger safety or want to schedule Toyota service, visit us at 16851 State Rd. 50, between the Florida Turnpike and Highway 27!