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How to adjust your car seat for comfort, safety

Consumer Reports News: August 12, 2008 08:36 PM

We've all seen it: folks who drive with their car seat severely reclined, head barely appearing above the window sill, seemingly sitting in the back seat.

How you sit in a car affects not only your comfort, but your ability to control the car. Also, a car's safety features work best when you sit correctly; improper position can cause an increased risk of injury in case of an accident.

While vehicle features like telescoping steering wheels, seat and shoulder belt height adjustments, and power adjustable pedals help you tailor a good, safe driving position, it is up to you to use the car seat adjustments in your car properly. In our brief video, we give some tips for setting a proper seating position, regardless of what you drive.

Tom Mutchler

Learn more about car safety.

   

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