Britax, a leader in car seat manufacturing, has introduced the most revolutionary addition to their popular convertible and booster seats - the ClickTight technology
. ClickTight makes safe car seat installation as simple as buckling a seat belt so now everyone can install with real confidence in just a few easy steps.
What is the ClickTight Installation System?
The ClickTight Installation System is a series of components engineered to simplify the process of securing your child’s car seat into your vehicle using the vehicle seat belt instead of the lower anchors that are a part of the LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren).
The ClickTight Installation System simultaneously tensions and locks the vehicle seat belt. The result is both a tight and secure installation using the vehicle seat belt.
How does my child benefit from a seat that features ClickTight?
A car seat that is not installed tightly leaves your child vulnerable to injury in the event of a crash. The BRITAX ClickTight Installation System allows you to easily achieve a safe and secure installation each and every time.*
Where is ClickTight located on the car seat?
The ClickTight system components are located on the lower portion of the seat, where the child’s lower back makes contact with the seat.
What are the benefits of having a seat that features ClickTight?
Installing a seat that features ClickTight alleviates both the confusion and stress that may come along with installing your child’s car seat. More specifically, ClickTight overcomes issues related to:
- Lower anchor weight limitations in your vehicle
- Achieving a tight installation
- Determining which type of seat belt system is in your vehicle
Lower Anchor Weight Limitations
Lower anchors are a part of the LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren). All vehicles have a lower anchor weight limit. That means when your child’s weight exceeds the weight restrictions or limits, the car seat should no longer be installed using the lower anchors. Instead you must install it using the vehicle seat belt system. Be sure to read your vehicle owner’s manual to confirm weight restrictions or limits for your vehicle.
The BRITAX ClickTight Installation System allows you to easily achieve a safe and secure installation using the vehicle seat belt throughout the life of the seat, in harness mode, without having to worry about your child’s weight.
Easily Achieving a Tight Installation
When installed correctly, a car seat should not move more than one inch side-to-side or front-to-back at the belt path. A car seat that is not installed tightly leaves your child vulnerable to injury in the event of a crash.
The BRITAX ClickTight Installation System allows you to easily achieve a safe and secure installation each and every time.* No shoving, kneeing, yanking, or tugging required.
Vehicle Seat Belt Systems
Locking latchplate, switchable latchplate, sliding latchplate, automatic locking retractor, switchable retractor, emergency locking retractor – any of these sound familiar to you?
Traditionally, installing a car seat using the vehicle seat belt requires you to know what type of seat belt systems are in your vehicle; there may be different installation instructions depending on the type of seat belt system you’re using.
The ClickTight Installation System eliminates that confusion. Regardless of what type of vehicle seat belt system is in your vehicle, car seats featuring ClickTight can be installed safely, securely, and easily every time.*
How does the ClickTight Installation System work?
Simply squeeze using thumb and finger, where indicated, to reveal the ClickTight Technology. What makes BRITAX ClickTight Technology so unique is that the belt path has been exposed and is right in front of you. This eliminates the “blind reach” around the seat into a potentially small belt path. It also means that you don’t have to figure out how to route your vehicle seat belt through the seat (i.e. long belt paths versus short belt paths, etc.).
Thread the seatbelt over the armrest and under the seat opening. Connect the seat belt and remove slack.
Then push it closed. The click tells you you’ve installed the seat securely.
Check out Julie, our head mom rep, reviewing the Britax Booster with the ClickTight technology.