Always remember that in times of pandemic when distancing is still necessary, you should wash your hands well frequently, carry gel alcohol and sanitizer in your backpack to sanitize yourself and avoid inconveniences.
Although the car has become one of the safest means of transportation to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is also important that you consider disinfecting the surfaces of the vehicle used by other occupants, especially if those who are traveling are non-cohabiting drivers.
In this sense, the mask is convenient if it is about travelers with different addresses. Finally, always remember to ventilate the vehicle, as this reduces the amount of bacteria that can remain in the air.
These are the 10 tips from 123Seguro to plan your trip and enjoy Easter traveling together with your family:
1- Policy and documentation. The documents required for all drivers are the Soat certificate (which can be in digital format), the driver’s license and the identity card.
2- Road kit. It is always good to have a road kit that includes a fire extinguisher to be able to control a fire in the event of an accident. Also, remember to use triangular signs as appropriate in case of stopping on the side of the road, towing sling and a cross wrench to change tires. The first aid kit cannot be missing.
3- Use the belt. Only as many people as there are seat belts can travel in a car or van since all passengers must be fastened. If minors travel, they must go in the corresponding seat (boosters) according to their age and weight.
4- Comply with the maintenance of the car. It is always necessary to check the brake fluids, the engine oil, the correct operation of the lights for better visibility and the shock absorbers.
5- Check the tire pressure. Correct pressure allows better control of the car and makes it easier to grip the asphalt. Remember that if the pressure is insufficient or excessive, the wear of the wheels will be greater, the control of the vehicle will be much more difficult and when braking the car will not have the expected response.
6- Alignment and balancing. Alignment and balance are important as this prevents abnormal wear of the tires and therefore greater fuel consumption.
7- Do not carry luggage on the roof. It is not advisable to place objects on the roof of the vehicle if you do not have the necessary equipment since it can generate instability in driving since the center of gravity of the car can be raised.
8- Wear a helmet. If you are traveling by motorcycle, do not forget to always wear a helmet, a reflective vest that increases the visibility of the occupants of the vehicle and comfortable and safe footwear that prevents your feet from slipping off the pedals or locking you up when driving.
9- Just in case … Always have a hydraulic jack or jack on hand to replace a flat tire.
10- Rest and drink water. Although it is essential that the car has undergone an inspection before traveling, it is also important that you do so as a driver. If you are going to make long trips, it is best to dress in comfortable clothing and constantly hydrate.