It can happen, especially when you are in a hurry, to leave the house with the car having the tank almost empty or perhaps in reserve, or 50% full.
This habit is to be eliminated above all if you want to fully enjoy the securityperformance and driving comfort of your vehicle.
Then it is important to be prepared to face any weather condition, without being afraid of being left stranded or caught unprepared, not to mention the fines you risk in certain situations.
What drivers don’t know and what they absolutely need to know
Not all motorists know this, but summer tires and winter tires are different. Not surprisingly, every season has its own tyre. In winter in particular, all cars must be fitted with winter tyres, which are suitable for both dry and rough roads to wet and therefore slippery asphalt.
While the summer tires they are not adequate because they harden in the coldthe braking distance increases, in the end traveling in a car fitted with summer wheels becomes problematic as well as a serious problem.
Before going out, especially before tackling a tripyou should always check the tire pressure. In reality it would be right to do it at least once a week. Instead at the beginning of the cold season it would be advisable to carry out the revision.
The liquids present in the car must be replaced or topped up if necessary. In particular, engine oil must be replaced within a year, because it loses its properties due to sudden changes in temperature.
As for the antifreeze liquid, this must be replaced every 2-3 years because the freezing point gradually lowers, so you risk suddenly finding yourself with the engine frozen one morning a little colder
Petrol tank, what is the advice for traveling safely
Then of course always travel with caution using engine braking and being careful when cornering, especially when accelerating to high speed or braking suddenly.
The scraper must never be missing in the trunk, windshield fluid, oil, a wrench, compressor, lid, water, antifreeze, and a scoop. Speaking of the battery, this should always be checked because due to the low temperatures starting is put to the test.
It must be taken into account that all car batteries last a maximum of 5 years. Andd here we are at the fuel tank, which must always be half full because the pump must be adequately cooled by the fuel.
If there should be little diesel or little petrol in the tank this could damage the pump, also reducing the volume of air in the tank. Due to humidity the performance of the vehicle would be reduced.