High Five Safety Checks
Easter holidays are here at last! But while you get ready to sit back and relax, your vehicle has a lot to cope with. The greater load, high speeds, and long downhill stretches are a source of immense strain on your vehicle. To make sure your car gets you safely to your destination it’s well worth giving some thought to our TOP TEN SAFETY CHECKS...
- Tyre inflation pressure should be adjusted to the next highest total vehicle weight for safer driving, to reduce fuel consumption and tire wear.
- Don’t load the vehicle beyond the limits specified in the vehicle documents.
- Check the condition of the jack, tool kit, and first aid kit and replace if necessary.
- Check the levels of windshield washer fluid and antifreeze.
- Check the oil level and top off if necessary.
Five Great Tips on How to Best Pack Your Car
Have you any idea how much force can develop inside a vehicle on full braking or in an accident? Objects flying around, as a result, are often the cause of serious injuries to passengers. Avoid these situations by following these tips on packing your car:
- Heavy objects should be stowed right at the bottom of the trunk directly behind the backseat.
- Never pile up luggage to above the height of the backrests in vans.
- Try not to leave any gaps and pack individual items of luggage as closely together as possible.
- Fix the load in position with straps or use non-slip mats.
- Make sure the driver's vision isn’t obstructed in any direction.