Checklist For Long Drive
1) Check out the car manual for its durability:
Have a look in your vehicle’s manual and don’t forget to keep it in your dashboard. The manual contains plenty of useful information from how to tow a trailer to how to change the flat tire and where the jack is located. If you need to re-fill the engine oil, your owner’s manual has the instructions.
2) Check The Engine Oil:
Without oil, your engine will overheat, and self-destruct. With the engine cold and the car level, check the dipstick. Top up as necessary via the cap at the top of the engine, and give the oil time to run down to the dump before rechecking the level.
3) Check out the fluid for transmission:
A long trip with a full load will be another stepping stone for your automatic transmission. If your transmission fluid change is due to soon, do it before a trip. Here is how to check the transmission fluid if your car has a transmission dipstick (some cars don’t have a dipstick): Warm the car up. Place the car on a level surface. Set the hand brake.
4) The tyres:
Tyres are most important factor for a long drive. If your tyre is flat than we cannot go long travel. The minimum legal tread depth is 1.6mm across the central ¾ of the tyre, all the way around.
5) Check out the battery state:
Check the battery condition visually. If you see any acid leaks, cracks or other damage, the battery must be replaced.Make sure the battery terminals are tight and. Corroded terminals will cause troubles. We cannot tell when the battery will die; sometimes it happens unexpectedly with no prior signs. However, if you feel that when you are starting the car, the engine cranks slower than normally, the battery is probably dead.
6) Spare Tyre:
The spare tyre is also very important in a long drive you can take care of 2 new tyres and a Stepney in the case of a puncher.
7) Be Aware with your car light:
Indicator, brake, dip, full beam, fog and so on – one by one. Either get a friend to watch for blown bulbs, or park by a white wall or shop window one night to see them yourself.
Yep, Checklist For Long Drive is finished!! It’s Time to Go!! Happy Journey!