2.4. Preparation of the car for departure
Before departure check a technical condition of the car. You spend no more than ten minutes, but will be sure of serviceability of systems and car units. Check is necessary for carrying out and at daily operation of the car even if it seems to you that everything works irreproachably. The part of works can be carried out to time of warming up of the engine, having saved some minutes.
1. Approaching to a parking lot, pay attention, whether is not present under the car of traces of leakage of oil or operational liquids. Whenever possible eliminate a leak before departure.
2. Surely check pressure of air in tires and if necessary finish it to recommended for this type of tires. The difference of values of pressure within 0,2–0,3 kgfs/cm2 can worsen controllability parameters, smoothness of a course of the car and to lead to undesirable drift or demolition when braking. Because of the lowered pressure in tires the protector quicker wears out and more fuel is spent.
3. Bypass round the car. Check the following:
– completeness of demountable details (screen wiper brushes, external mirrors, etc.);
– integrity of glasses of a body, rasseivatel of headlights and lamps. Do not postpone replacement of the broken rasseivatel. The burst glasses of a body replace as soon as possible;
– condition of tires. At radial tires soft боковины. Tires with nominal internal pressure look lowered a little. Remember their appearance (deposit);
– existence and condition of registration plates.
Headlights, back lamps and registration plates should be pure.
4. Check oil level in a case of the engine and if necessary finish it to norm.
5. Check levels of brake liquid in a tank of the main brake cylinder and cooling liquid in a broad tank. If necessary add liquids to norm.
6. Check level of working liquid in a tank of the hydraulic booster. If necessary finish it to norm.
7. We recommend to check whenever possible oil level in a transmission and if necessary to add oil.
8. Check operation of the parking brake. For this purpose, lifting the lever against the stop, count up number of clicks. If clicks more than eight, it is necessary to adjust the parking brake.
9. Check serviceability of a sound signal.
10. Check work of headlights, back lamps, an additional stoplight and turn indexes. Faulty lamps replace (see. «Replacement of lamps»
11. Check operation of instrumentations, a cleaner and a windscreen washer.
12. Before a trip surely check on the motionless car work of brake system, having pressed a brake pedal. If the pedal without resistance "failed" to a floor, means, the brake system is faulty. Operation of such car is forbidden.
Before a distant trip and after a long break in operation check a condition of a spare wheel, complete the car with tools and accessories.
In case of failure detection make the decision (taking into account requirements of Traffic regulations) on the beginning of a trip or car repairs.