2.5. Preparation of the car for departure
Before departure check up a technical condition of the car. You spend no more than ten minutes, but will be assured 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 all works irreproachably. The part of works can be spent during engine warming up, having saved some minutes.
1. Approaching to a parking lot, pay attention, whether is not present under the car of traces of leak of oil or operational liquids. Whenever possible eliminate a leak before departure.
2. Necessarily check up pressure of air in tyres and if necessary finish it to recommended for the given type of tyres. The difference of values of pressure within 0,2–0,3 kgs/sm2 can worsen controllability parametres, smoothness of a course of the car and to lead to undesirable drift or a pulling down at braking. Because of the lowered pressure in tyres the protector faster wears out and is spent more fuel.
3. Bypass round the car. Check up the following:
– Completeness of demountable details (screen wiper brushes, external mirrors, etc.);
– An integrity of glasses of a body, рассеивателей headlights and lanterns. Do not postpone replacement broken рассеивателей. Tresnutye glasses of a body replace as soon as possible;
– A condition of tyres. At radial tyres soft боковины. Tyres with nominal internal pressure look lowered a little. Remember their appearance (deposit);
– Presence and a condition of licence plates.
Headlights, sidelights, back lanterns and licence plates should be pure.
4. Check up oil level in картере the engine and if necessary finish it to norm.
5. Check up levels of a brake liquid in a tank of the main brake cylinder and a cooling liquid in a broad tank. If necessary add liquids to norm.
6. If the car is equipped by the hydraulic amplifier of a steering, check up level of a working liquid in a hydraulic booster tank. If necessary finish it to norm.
7. We recommend to check up whenever possible oil level in a transmission and if necessary to add oil.
8. Check up work of a lay brake. For this purpose, lifting the lever against the stop, count up quantity of clicks. If clicks more than eight, the lay brake has to be adjusted.
9. Check up serviceability of a sound signal.
10. Check up work of headlights, back lanterns, an additional stoplight and turn indexes. Faulty lamps replace («Replacement of lamps»
11. Check up work of instrumentations, a cleaner and a windscreen washer.
12. Before a trip necessarily check up on the motionless car work of brake system, having pressed a brake pedal. If the pedal without resistance "has 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 up 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 Rules of traffic) on the beginning of a trip or car repairs.