At Cox Auto Group, we understand how important it is to have children properly secured in car seats. Automobile accidents are the leading cause of death among children ages 1 to 13. One of the best ways to protect children passengers is proper car seat use.

There are various types of car seats. Infant car seats are only rear-facing and are appropriate for babies under 9 months old. A convertible car seat can change from a rear-facing to forward-facing car seat to accommodate growing little ones. When children are about 8 years old, they can use a booster seat. Booster seats offer protection to children up to 12 years old.

It is vital that you use a car seat that's appropriate for your child's size. The NTHSA offers car seat recommendations that are based on age and size. Before you install a car seat, always refer to the owner’s manual to make certain that it's installed correctly.

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