Mitsubishi SUVs and crossovers are very safe vehicles, but in order to properly protect your family, it’s important that your child car seats are correctly installed. Since we at Hampton Mitsubishi have seen that car seat installation is often done improperly on many Mitsubishi vehicles, we’d like to offer these suggestions so that you can avoid common mistakes.
Slide the belts through the correct slots. Because today’s car seats are made to adapt as your child grows, there are many ways to fasten them in place. Make sure you check the directions so you’re not securing the seat incorrectly.
Make sure it’s tightened enough. If the car seat wiggles around when you tug on it, it’s too loose. Pull the belts tight so they keep the seat secure. At most, the seat should only move an inch back and forth when you jostle it.
Use the LATCH system. All new Mitsubishi models like the Eclipse Cross come with the LATCH system. It’s a network of straps and hooks specifically made for fastening infant car seats. If you’re not utilizing this tool, you’re missing out on a vital safety offering in your car.
If you’re a young parent in Lafayette, Louisiana, who’s shopping for an affordable family vehicle, we encourage you to visit Hampton Mitsubishi. We have a selection of safe, low-priced vehicles like the Outlander in stock right now.
Lafayette, Louisiana, is a great place the
whole family can enjoy. Whether you’re a resident or are just visiting, there’s
no shortage of fun family activities in Lafayette, whether you’re looking for a
weekend night out or something educational. From your friends at Hampton
Mitsubishi, here are a few of our local favorites.
Museum of Acadiana
While Lafayette certainly isn’t short of
museums or historic buildings, children learn best by being actively engaged.
The Children’s Museum of Acadiana provides hands-on participation so families
can have fun – and learn – together.
Does your family like to go bowling? Whether
you’re showing off your skills on the venue’s 16 lanes, enjoying live music,
eating in the restaurant, or having a drink with friends, Rock‘n’Bowl de
Lafayette is a unique bowling experience.
The outdoor living history museum of
Vermillionville is a 23-acre village called a “folk life park.” The Vermillionville
Historic Village is populated by artisans and reenactors in authentic costumes
from the 1700s, depicting traditional Acadian, Creole, and Native American cultures.
History isn’t the only educational experience
Lafayette has to offer. The local science museum features a digital planetarium
that lets you get a better view of the cosmos, and other exhibits cover everything
from biology to paleontology.
Need a ride to your next adventure in Lafayette? Head to Hampton Mitsubishi for great prices on a new family hauler today like the popular Outlander Sport.