You have an infant or toddler, and you own a convertible car seat with a five-point harness that can be installed rear-facing.
Because your car was built before 2002, you must install the rear-facing car seat using your vehicle’s seat belts.
If possible, install the car seat in the center of the back seat, the safest point in case of crashes.
You can insert rolled towels to achieve the proper recline angle.
You’ll attach the car seat by threading the combination lap/shoulder belt through the rear-facing belt path, located at the front seat near the child’s feet.
Follow the seat manufacturer’s instructions to get a tight fit. Consult your vehicle owner’s manual to make sure you’ve properly engaged the seat belt locking system.