Child safety seats without ISOFIX are available, too. Car seats that do not feature ISOFIX fittings are usually called universal car seats which can be used in almost all vehicles – even in vintage vehicles. The prerequisite for these car seats is that your car is equipped with a belt which is long enough.
Is it safe to use car seat without ISOFIX?
If your car is not Isofix compatible, you will still be able to install your car seat using the seat belt installation method. The seat belt method is a universal method for installing car seats into any car.
What can you do if your car doesn’t have ISOFIX?
If you don’t have the isofix points you can fit the car seat just by using the seatbelt. We ended up doing this because it prevented the added cost of buying a separate base & once you have fitted the car seat a few times with the belt it becomes really easy.
How do you know if your car is ISOFIX compatible?
To confirm if your car is ISOFIX compatible, please consult your car’s handbook. … You can find this by looking for the ISOFIX logo located on the vehicle seat. If your car is not ISOFIX compatible, it is recommended to use a NON-ISOFIX capsule and use the car seat lap sash belt for installation.
Should ISOFIX Base be flat on seat?
If you have an Isofix car seat, you will have either a support leg, a top tether or both. With the support leg, you must ensure it sits firmly on the floor, isn’t lifting the seat up and isn’t resting on underfloor storage, as this could make it less effective in a crash.