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What precaution to take before going on long drive (Car)?
By Makarand Vaidya 01 January 2011
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Expert`s comment:

Some of the tips include,
1.Get the car serviced as per schedule.If service is already done, check for oil level,coolant level,electricals like indicator,head light,brake fluid level, working of wiper,tyre condition etc
2.Keep enough fuel reserve, if possible 5 liter fuel in seperate can would ensure stress free driving specially in case of night driving.
3.Make sure stepney wheel is in usable condition
4.Take brake after drives for 3 hours max.
5.Plan suitably on destinations to reach on particular day. Do not drive continously in both day and night.A compulsary sleep for 6 hours is needed to keep healthy and alert.
6.In long drives there would always be tendency to loose cool and go for rash drive when other vehicles overtake. Keep cool and remember " where you park the car matters more than how fast you drive the car"
7.Keep handy of toll free number and service centers of the respective manufacturer.
8.Give attention to unusual noises from engine compartment or any part of vehicle in case of doubt get the same inspected at nearest service center.

Also please check auto guides link from home page for maintenance of cars and other related articles.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 01 January 2011
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