Finally summer holiday: the suitcases are packed in the first federal States. The drive can degenerate to the stress – or be reasonably relaxed part of the coming holiday. The optimum preparation of the journey starts before the departure. The oil King team has provided a few tips for relaxed traveling together. THE car check list: TuV – and AU – validity check registration with Street Atlas and/or correct CDs for the navigation system in the car determine travel route, green select alternative route take insurance card with foreign regulations clarify licence take automobile club membership card / documentation take discs thoroughly clean auto fill vehicle lighting check tire pressure and profile check (also spare wheel) check coolant level, if necessary fill slices water level check, if necessary fill replacement bulbs for vehicle lighting in the car put boxed take hitch control (Electr. Contacts!) Put a flashlight in the car (Check batteries) Check Toolkit (lug wrench, Jack, etc.) Jerry cans in the car check warning triangle set first aid kit refill, replace if necessary children’s toys and play tapes in the car put roof rack unnecessary utensils out of the car mount grant workshop directory of the car manufacturer (there at the repairers free) telephone numbers for emergency record: Automobile Club insurance relatives / neighbours Consulate / Embassy required motorway vignettes get get European accident report (there are for example in the ADAC) coin or phone card at hand luggage secured to accommodate the oil is the blood of the engine.
Therefore very important: Read off the oil level. Just pull out the measuring rod or, like in modern cars possible, read the level on a display in the cockpit. How both works is described in the manual. Be careful! The motor must be at operating temperature. A cold engine is a false reading, still stretches from oil heat. Too much Oil can damage the engine. After frequent short-haul operation is sure to fuel residues evaporate only in oil when the oil temperature reaches.
Therefore the oil level should be re-examined after a 150 km. It is advisable to carry some oil as a reserve in the trunk. For BBs are the handy 1 litre canisters along the way. What is the appropriate refill oil, is in the type-approval of the vehicle. Our oil guide offers of assistance. Inquire before your holiday journey through legislation of the various countries, the cross or drive them into the. Fines due to missing safety vests, not the light or at high speed would unnecessarily spoil the holiday pleasure. We wish you a wonderful and relaxing holiday from. Mathias Baram