It’s the Easter holidays! A time when the roads are busier while everyone travels for country for a break from normality. But how can you best prepare for a long car trip?
- Check all your fluid levels. Engine oil, brake fluid and anti freeze levels need to be topped up if necessary to avoid issues on the road
- Check your washer levels. Top up your windscreen washers to the top and pack a bottle of water to re top up if necessary
- Tyres. The condition on your tyres plays a big part in your safety on the road, so before setting off on a long journey check they have the correct pressure and that they have enough tread (1.6mm is the legal requirement for tyres). Check your spare tyres condition as well, just to be sure
- Brakes. Check your brakes don’t feel spongey before setting off as this can mean your brake pads are too thin
- Lights. Something which often gets forgotten because you can’t see them yourself. Get a friend or family member to walk around your car and check all of your lights are working, if they aren’t then replace them.
- Fill your car with fuel before you travel so you don’t need to panic about finding a petrol station in a rush
- Emergency kit. Pack for the worst case scenario. If you break down, ensure you are prepared. Pack jump leads, a first aid kit and extra supplies incase you have to wait a while for recovery
- Ensure you get enough sleep (at least 7 hours) for two consecutive nights before you travel
If you find any issues with your Mercedes and need some help getting road trip ready, give us a call and get yourself booked in!