Check Your Car Before Traveling During Easter

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By parm maan

Easter this one of the most difficult holiday periods of the year, due to the increase in the volume of trips in a short period of time with similar origins, destinations, days and hours. According to the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT), in 2023 The worst Holy Week in Spain has been recorded since 2016 35 people died as a result of traffic accidents.

with the goal of reducing this indicator during this year's campaign, MOT Southa leading company in the field of inspection, testing and certification, share key insights that it is advisable for the vehicle to pass before embarking on a road trip.

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Basic checks before starting a trip

These reviews are summarized in 10 main aspects.

  1. Necessary documents. It is necessary to provide all necessary documents such as driving license, technical data sheet of the vehicle and valid insurance.

  2. Lights and signals. It is important to check that all of the vehicle's lights are working properly, including position, brake, turn signal, reverse and fog lights. As well as adjusting the headlights.

  3. Tires. It is important to check that the tires are in good condition, free of cracks and cuts, and that the tread has the minimum legal tread depth of 1.6mm. Also that the pressure is sufficient.

  4. Brakes. A key aspect is ensuring that the braking system is working properly. This includes the brake pedal, parking brake and brake fluid.

  5. Address:. The steering system must work smoothly and without play, this is important for safety on the road.

  6. Suspension. Check that the car's suspension is in good condition and has no leaks or strange noises.

  7. Escape. It is also necessary to monitor whether the exhaust system is properly secured and does not leak.

  8. Visibility. The classic first step before driving should also not be missed. check that the rear view mirrors are well adjusted and in good condition. Also, make sure the windshield wipers are working properly and that the fluid is topped up.

  9. Car salon. Check seat belts (that they are properly fastened and in good condition) and horn operation.

  10. Vehicle cleaning. Although cleaning does not directly affect the good condition of the car, it facilitates the visual detection of possible anomalies.

It is important both on the way out and on the way back.

TÜV SÜD reminds you that it is important to carry out this general inspection of the vehicle before the tour ensure the safety of not only ourselves but all other travelers. If found If any problems arise during these checks, it is recommended to consult a specialist. and take the vehicle to a workshop to have it checked and repaired.

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