Car seats should be installed using the LATCH system (lower anchors and tethers for children) or the vehicle seat belt.
Vehicles manufactured after September 2002 have the LATCH system installed in at least two positions in the rear seat.
Be sure to check your owner’s manual for weight limits when using the LATCH system to install your child’s car seat.
Most car seats should only be used for six years from the date of manufacture, which can be found on the car seat label. You will also find an expiration date stamped onto the back of all car seats. You should mail in the registration card or register the seat online so that you can be notified if the car seat is recalled.