Traveling on Easter by road is a tradition that, for many, becomes the ideal opportunity to make the most of the benefits of their vehicle; for this reason it is essential to ensure that their conditions are optimal; thus avoiding a bad experience at this time of year.
The precautions you take from now will allow you to travel calmly to your destination, do not leave the inspection and maintenance tasks last minute. Check oil levels, battery water, brake status and lights; without forgetting a complete check of your tires.
In addition, it is important that your car has an in-depth review. Check the condition of the oil in your vehicle, it may require a change, according to the recommended lubrication intervals that can be every five thousand, eight thousand or ten thousand kilometers.
Examine the battery’s liquid level and complete it if necessary, remember that if the battery symbol remains on it means that it is operating with the minimum charge and at any time it can be turned off, avoid setbacks, some repair may need to be done. Proper maintenance of the brake system is vital, do not just change the pads and belts alone, do not forget that when changing the brake fluid, the ducts must be completely emptied so as not to contaminate the new fluid.
Check the proper functioning of the lights, both rear and front, to ensure visibility on the road. Do not forget to check the engine compartment for defective hoses or damaged cables.
Finally, have your road equipment at hand; According to Law 769 of 2002 of the National Traffic Code, every motorist must carry the following elements:
- A cat with the ability to lift the vehicle.
- A crosshead.
- Two triangle-shaped road signs in reflective material.
- A first aid kit.
- A fire extinguisher Two studs to lock the vehicle.
- Basic toolbox that has: pliers, screwdrivers, expansion wrench and fixed wrenches. Spare tire.
- Lantern Enjoy a smooth trip, remember that it is up to you to minimize the factors that put your safety at risk.
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