2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
The vacation trip does not leave your car alone. After the holidays, the vehicle must therefore be set back to everyday use.
Those who come home from the summer holidays these days will quickly find their way back to everyday life. Despite all the hectic arrival, you shouldn't forget to pay attention to the car for a few minutes after returning home.
Every additional kilo costs fuel
First of all, roof racks, bike racks and luggage boxes that may have been attached for the holiday trip must be removed as soon as possible. Because the extra structure on the car roof costs additional fuel due to the increased air resistance. On average, there is at least one liter of additional consumption per 100 kilometers. The trunk must also urgently be freed of unnecessary holiday ballast, because every kilo of excess weight is at the expense of consumption and thus costs money.
One of the first ways after returning must be the car wash or the washing area. The front of the vehicle and windshield are often stuck together with insect remains. They can then be removed more easily by using a special cleaner. Then it is important to subject the car to a technical check. The tire pressure must be checked and reduced again if necessary after adjusting to full load. Coolant, windscreen washer fluid and oil level also have to be checked after a long journey so that driving remains a safe thing afterwards. (mid)