Can you install a forward facing car seat without tether?
Older Vehicles may not Accommodate Forward Facing Car Seats
In a car without tether anchors, the Graco Extend2Fit lets this 4 year old continue to safely rear face. For families who drive older vehicles, installing forward facing car seats safely may not be so easy.
What can you do if your car doesn’t have a tether?
If your car doesn’t have top tethers anchors — some older models don’t — your car dealer can retrofit them for any car dating back to 1989. Just step into a dealership; they can do it for you or provide you with an anchor kit.
When should I stop using latch?
In order to use the LATCH system, the sum of the child’s weight and the weight of the car seat must be no more than 65 pounds. Since most car seats weigh upwards of 20 pounds now, many manufacturers recommend that you stop using the LATCH system when a child reaches 40 pounds.
Why can’t you use latch and seat belt together?
Why Using the LATCH System and a Seat belt Can Be Unsafe
By using both the Lower Anchors and the seat belt system when you shouldn’t, the force of the crash will place stress on the wrong areas of the car seat, which can cause the car seat not to function properly.
Is the latch system safer than seatbelts?
Both LATCH and the seat belt are equally safe in general, but whether one is safer than the other depends entirely on your child, your vehicle, and you. … The exception is rigid LATCH, which is a safer installation method than a lower anchor strap or a seat belt.
Are booster seats without latch safe?
The good news is that our booster seats are still perfectly safe to be installed without LATCH (UAS) in the event that the connectors are unable to be used.