Here's How LATCH Evaluations Can Benefit Your Child

Here at Greenwich Honda, we're as concerned for your child's safety as you are. That's why we always recommend parents take a look at the LATCH exam—short for Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, it's an evidence-backed way to determine the quality and safety of a vehicle's backseat tethers. Let's take a look at the rating criteria and how it impacts a car's score.

When rated with the LATCH exam, vehicles are given a rating of either poor, marginal, acceptable, or good. Marginal and poor ratings should be avoided, where you should keep an eye out for cars falling into the acceptable and good ranges. Critical factors like the accessibility of lower anchors, actuation force, and clearance angle are all considered when the IIHS gives a vehicle a LATCH rating.

The location of anchors and the accessibility of the installation hardware are also put under heavy scrutiny. All in all, we consider the LATCH one of the most effective ways for you to ensure your child is both safe and comfortable.



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