The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says car crashes are a leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old in the U.S.

The best way to protect them in the car, according to NHTSA, is to put them in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way.

READ MORE: Is your child in the right car seat?

With so many options, navigating the market for a child's car seat can be confusing.

Safety advocates recommend performing a few important tasks to ensure your child is seated properly.

Some of those steps are ensuring the seat is in the right direction, the seat is the right fit for your child and making sure you have the harnesses correct.

However, after making a car seat purchase, experts say parents and caregivers can seek the help of a certified technician to make sure the car seat is installed in the car correctly as well.

NHTSA has set up a website that helps parents and caregivers find the nearest car seat inspection station.

To find the child car seat inspection station nearest you, click here.

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