Seguinos en 1 - Easter: 10 tips to prepare your trip by car or motorcycle

With the arrival of the holiday for the celebration of Holy Week, 123 safe sent us a series of recommendations so you can plan your trip, prepare your vehicle and enjoy a family plan without accidents and unforeseen events.

Always remember that in times of pandemic, when distancing is still necessary, you should wash your hands well frequently, bring gel alcohol and sanitizer in the backpack to sanitize you and avoid inconveniences.

Viaje 4 - Easter: 10 tips to prepare your trip by car or motorcycle

Although the car has become one of the safest means of transport to prevent the spread of COVID-19, too it is important that you consider disinfecting vehicle surfaces used by other occupants, especially if those who travel are non-cohabiting drivers.

In that sense, Although the use of chinstraps is not necessary if you travel with your family group, it is advisable to wear a mask if you are dealing with travelers with different addresses. Lastly, always remember ventilate the cabin since in this way the amount of bacteria that can remain in the air decreases.

These are the 10 tips of 123 safe to plan your trip and enjoy Easter …

1) POLICY AND DOCUMENTATION

Papeles auto - Easter: 10 tips to prepare your trip by car or motorcycle

All drivers who circulate on the routes of Argentina, both in cars and motorcycles, must do so with their driver’s license, driver’s ID, green card up to date, blue card if necessary and the vehicle registration tax. It is important that car patents are legible, standardized and without attachments and if the car has CNG, the receipt and the valid wafer are necessary.

In addition, you should always keep the Vehicle Technical Verification (VTV) and the policy voucher mandatory insurance in force. Remember that you can download the 123Seguro app on your cell phone to have everything at your fingertips. Also agree to process the Summer Certificate to circulate in those jurisdictions that have regulated its implementation, or some other control tool for the COVID pandemic such as the Declared jurisdictions.

2) FIRE FIRES AND BEACONS

It is mandatory to have a 1 kilo fire extinguisher not more than one year old, to be able to control a fire in the event of an accident. Also, remember the two triangular beacons to signal as appropriate in case of stopping on the side of the road, the tow sling and the cross wrench for the tires. The traffic law also recommends the use of a reflective vest for greater visibility.

3) PUT ON THE BELT

Cinturon de seguridad - Easter: 10 tips to prepare your trip by car or motorcycleOnly 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. This applies not only to babies but also to children up to 15 kilos.

4) I COMPLIED WITH THE SERVICE

Have the up-to-date service makes the car safety. 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 PRESSURE OF THE TIRES

Correct tire pressure allows better control of the vehicle and facilitates the grip on 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. In addition, the tread pattern must have a legal depth that cannot be less than 1.6mm.

6) ALIGNMENT AND BALANCING

The alignment and balancing They are important since in this way abnormal wear of the tires is avoided and therefore greater fuel consumption.

7) DO NOT CARRY LUGGAGE ON THE ROOF

Valijas viaje 3 - Easter: 10 tips to prepare your trip by car or motorcycle

It is not advisable to place objects on the roof of the vehicle as it can cause instability in driving since the center of gravity of the car can be raised.

8) USE A HELMET

If you choose to travel by motorcycle, remember to always wear a helmet, a reflective vest that increase the visibility of the occupants of the vehicle and a comfortable and safe footwear that prevents the feet from slipping off the pedals or binding when driving.

9) JUST IN CASE …

Although it is not mandatory, it always works keep a first aid kit handy, a hydraulic jack or jack to replace a flat tire.

10) REST AND DRINK WATER

Although it is essential that the car is ready before taking a trip, it is also important that as a driver you prepare yourself. Especially if you are going to make long trips, it is best dress in comfortable clothing and hydrate.