Before motorists with reflective vest off on holiday, they should take their car carefully under the microscope and make travel-friendly. First you remove unnecessary ballast.
Before motorists off on holiday, they should take their car carefully under the microscope and make travel-friendly. First you remove unnecessary ballast. "From the crate to the snow chains from the last winter vacation," says Hans-Ulrich Sander from TÜV Rheinland.
  For a clear view freshly plastered windows ensure both externally and internally. If necessary, the windscreen wipers must be replaced. "If they pull Schlieren, new leaves are needed," said Sander. Do not forget the wiper of the tailgate and check the level in the washer fluid tank. Refill if necessary. The other liquids such as oil, brake fluid, coolant checking motorists with reflective tape. Who needs a special oil, should bring some supplies. When jerry loud Sander caution because the rules and allowable quantities in other countries vary.
  First goal in the travel controlling at a gas station to adjust the tire pressure of each loading condition. "The correct pressure is in the manual or often on a label inside the fuel filler flap," says Sander. The tread depth must still be at least 1.6 millimeters according to the law. "But from about 3 millimeters tread depth increases the risk of aquaplaning, so you should replace the tires better." It is also checked the spare wheel or the expiration date of the breakdown sprays.
  A lighting check is mandatory before every ride, but it should now be all the more attentive. Whose car does not have automatic height adjustment of headlights, should adjust the level of the loaded car. On holiday are employed after unloading the tire pressures and the headlamp control back. While in Germany only for the driver duty, I buy vests best for each person on board and stowed them as well as warning triangle and first aid kit complete so that they have at hand. Here are the European countries have different rules. "In some countries the safety vest in case of breakdown to be applied already before you get off," says Sander.
  Taking a vacation check with inspection of brakes, shock absorbers and brake fluid offer many car clubs. The advisability. Because "just the wear of the shock absorbers happened gradually, I realize initially no serious difference if they are poor," says Sander.