Safety, savings...

1. Preparing for a journey

Plan ahead before hitting the road
Prepare the route you will take to avoid unnecessary
kilometres, especially on long distance trips.
Think about your comfort and always take a water bottle
with you to prevent dehydration.

Check the tyre pressures
Your tyres should be properly inflated. Under inflation prematurely wears out the tyres and causes excessive fuel consumption. Check the tyre pressures every month and check the status of their sides and the degree of wear.

Loading the vehicle
Remove unnecessary weight from your vehicle. The extra weight makes the engine work harder and increases fuel consumption.

2. Driving

Drive smoothly and keep your cool!
Listen to your body. If you are tired, take regular breaks
(every 2 hours), especially in hot weather or if you are
driving at night. In case of drowsiness, stop to switch drivers
or to take a nap for 15 minutes.
For a smooth ride, it is essential to plan ahead. Watch the traffic ahead of you as far as possible to avoid sudden changes of speed.

Beware of medications: some of them pose a risk for driving. Read the instructions inside the packet and ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Don’t forget to keep your cool when driving and remain courteous by respecting other motorists.

3. Car equipment

Regular maintenance of your vehicle will often avoid
breakdowns

Air conditioning
Extreme heat can cause your air conditioning to fail if it is
not well maintained. In addition, it will require recharging
more often. Have it checked by a specialist before leaving.

Please note that unnecessary use of air conditioning consumes more fuel and releases CO2 into the atmosphere.

Cooling system
Overheating is the major cause of breakdowns during the summer.
The cooling system should be drained every 70,000 km or at least every 2 years.
Check the level and concentration of the coolant.

Note that a well-tuned engine optimises the performance and longevity of your vehicle..