LATCH EVALUATIONS OVERVIEW FROM BOCH MASERATI IN NORWOOD, MA
LATCH is short for the lower anchors and tethers for children. The LATCH is evaluated by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The purpose of a LATCH evaluation is to determine how easy it is to install a safety seat. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will then give a rating that is either poor, marginal, acceptable, or good. Avoid a vehicle with a poor or marginal rating. The clearance angle, lower anchors, and actuation force are some of the things that are evaluated before the rating is given.
How accessible the hardware is and where the anchors will also be accessed in order to determine the rating. You should consider the LATCH evaluation before buying a vehicle if you have small children. A good rating will make it easier for you to properly install a vehicle and keep your child safe.