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Best and Worst Child Booster Seats

November 24, 2016

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently evaluated 53 new models of child booster seats, and found that almost all of them performed well, with the exception of Costco's Easy Elite and Highback 2-in-1 DX.

Booster seats are for children ages 4 and older who no longer fit in child-safety seats, but are still too small for three-point seat belts. Some children need booster seats until at 12 or even higher. Children using booster seats are 45% less likley to be injured in a crash.

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Results varied by child size and vehicle

Not Recommended


 

As always, if you're shopping for a new car right now, I recommend you use TrueCar and Edmunds Price Promise to quickly see the best deals being offered in your area.

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle, Edmunds Price Promise, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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