Have you stopped to think about how important it is to keep your vehicle in good condition, in order to ensure the safety of not only the passengers inside but also of other road users? In order to guarantee the safety of young children, in addition to having an approved child seat suitable for their height and weight, the vehicle in which they are traveling should be in perfect condition.
With Christmas right around the corner, lots of families will be traveling to other parts of the country in order to enjoy the holidays with their loved ones. Apart from the kilometers they will be clocking up they will also have to contend with inclement weather. This is why we want to stress how important it is to check your vehicle. We should not forget that a vehicle can be immobilized if it compromises the safety of its passengers.
The main things you should be checking:
-Oil levels, power steering, brake liquid, anti-freeze and the windshield wiper fluid.
-Tires: they should be in perfect condition. they should not have any defects, bumps, punctures, cracks, etc. They should also be properly inflated (taking into account the car's load). The tire tread depth should not be under 1.6 mm, by law.
-The battery, especially in winter.
-That the brakes are in good condition and working well (brake pads and discs). Remember to take into account that the braking distance increases when it is raining.
-The headlights and indicators should be working properly. You cannot drive the vehicle if the bulbs have blown.
-The front and rear wipers should be in good shape, in order to remove water and dirt from the windscreens.
-It is a good idea to check the air conditioning, heaters and cabin air filter.
-You should take all compulsory vehicle documents with you in the vehicle (driving license, vehicle registration certificate and vehicle inspection card) and take everything you might need in an emergency (reflective vest and warning triangles). The vehicle cannot go on the roads if it has not passed its latest vehicle inspection.