2.4. Preparation of the car for departure

Filling of the car with gasoline
Use of a jack
Towage of the car



Before starting on the journey, check technical condition of the car. It will take no more than 15 min., but during a trip you will be sure of serviceability of systems and units. Check needs to be carried out even at daily operation of the car if it seems to you that everything works perfectly. The part of works can be performed during warming up of the engine, having saved several minutes.
1. Surely check air pressure in tires and if necessary finish it to recommended for this type of tires. Pressure difference within 0,2–0,3 kgfs/cm2 can worsen controllability parameters, smoothness of the course of the car and to lead to an undesirable drift or demolition when braking. Because of the lowered pressure in tires the protector wears out quicker and more fuel is spent.
2. Examine the parking lot under the car. If is begin to flow oil or operational liquids, check tightness of units and systems of the car, whenever possible eliminate a leak before departure.
3. Bypass around the car. Check:
– completeness of removable details (screen wiper brush, external mirrors, etc.);
– integrity of glasses of a body, lenses of headlights and lamps. Do not postpone replacement of the broken lenses. Replace the burst glasses of a body as soon as possible;
– condition of tires. At radial tires soft sidewalls. Tires with nominal internal pressure look lowered a little. Remember their appearance (draft);
– existence and condition of registration plates.

Prevention
Block headlights, back lamps and registration plates have to be pure.

4. Check oil level in a case of the engine and if necessary add oil to norm.
5. Check levels of brake fluid in a tank of the main cylinder of a brake and cooling liquid in a broad tank. If necessary add liquids to norm.
6. We recommend to check oil level in the transmission and if necessary to add it.
7. Check operation of the parking brake. For this purpose, lifting the lever against the stop, count the number of clicks. If clicks more than eight and the parking brake system does not hold the car on a bias of 25%, the parking brake should be adjusted.
8. Check action of a sound signal.
9. Check work of block headlights, back lamps and indexes of turn.
10. Before a trip surely check operation of the brake system on the motionless car, having pressed a brake pedal. If the pedal without resistance "failed" to a floor, so the brake system is faulty. Operation of such car is forbidden.

Note
Before a distant trip, and also after a long break in operation check a condition of a spare wheel and 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 on car repairs.