If you plan togo with your car on your vacation this year there are a few things you should do before leaving home. If you plan to drive to another country, make sure that your insurance will cover you along the trip. You should get a green card, which is a certificate of insurance. It might not be needed; depending on which countries you plan to visit. However, it is advised to check.
You should also make sure that you have a warning triangle, a safety vest, an emergency kit in your car. Make sure that your spare tyre is in good shape and that it has adequate air pressure. Make sure that you have all the tools that should be there for changing tyres, and include a flashlight. Once you have all this you should plan your destination. If you are using maps to get to your destination, make sure you have the right ones, if you rely on the cars GPS system to get you there, then make sure that you have all the coordinates and names of the places. If you can, you should pre-program the GPS, so that you don’t have to worry about it once you hit the road.
Then it comes down to checking that your car is in good condition before you leave. You need to make sure that you check the oil and windshield wiper fluid. If your next scheduled service is close, you might consider getting it done before you leave for your trip. Make sure that the tyres are in good shape. If you have summer tyres, you will be in better shape to hit most of the countries, as it might get hot in the summer sun. Ensure that the tyre pressure is correct for the fully loaded car, as a wrong pressure can both be dangerous, as it decreases your driving safety, as well as increase your fuel consumption, which can make your trip more expensive than budgeted.
A correct tyre pressure and tyres that don’t have any visible defects are the best guarantee to get you to your holiday destination in a safe and comfortable way. And it ensures that you are not wasting money due to too high fuel consumption. Make it a habit to now and check regularly that the pressure is correct.