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What is the Isofix fastening system?

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SummaryHow does the Isofix system work? What are the advantages of this system? Why choose Isofix? How does the Isofix system work? The Isofix car seat can be installed in a more secure, simple wa...
SummaryHow does the Isofix system work? What are the advantages of this system? Why choose Isofix?

How does the Isofix system work?

The Isofix car seat can be installed in a more secure, simple way and fast thanks to the Isofix system which meets international standards and which is available in a version with a support leg and another with a retaining strap (Top Tether).

There are two versions of the Isofix system, the version with the retaining strap and the version with the strut. Both systems have three anchoring points: 2 Isofix connectors and an anti-rotation system (restraint strap or strut).

The Isofix system with top tether

The two Isofix connectors on the car seat attach to the hooks located between the back and the seat base of the vehicle. The third anchor point, the Top Tether (or retaining strap), is attached behind the rear seat, in the luggage compartment on sedans or in the trunk, depending on the type of vehicle.

The Isofix system with support leg

The two Isofix connectors on the car seat are fixed to the hooks on the vehicle seat to further stabilize the car seat & gt; glov.

Seats fitted with a strut are semi-universal; It is therefore necessary to check that your vehicle is in the list of compatible vehicles supplied with the product.

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ats fitted with the retaining strap are universal and are therefore compatible with all vehicles offered on the market.

What are the advantages of this system?

The Isofix system has undeniable advantages in terms of safety.

Its installation cannot suffer from any error. The seat clamps are attached to the rings of the vehicle, the system is secure. While with the seat belt attachment device, mishandling is still possible. Like an outright release from the seat belt, unexpectedly or from the child's hands, the Isofix system also benefits much better in the event of an accident. The child seat remains completely attached to the bench, which protects the young passenger even more The seats equipped with the Isofix system still have the belt attachment device to adapt to all vehicles.

Why choose Isofix? H2 >

Isofix is ​​a system that meets international standards that allows the car seat to be installed correctly without using the vehicle's seat belts.

It is safer because the seat is not simply secured by the belts but it is securely attached to the vehicle seat, thus limiting forward rotational movement in the event of a frontal impact.It is easy to install and has specific indicators that turn green when properly fitted. It is faster because the installation is done in three easy steps.