KITCHEN PACU – The long Chinese New Year holiday just ended last week. However, it cannot be denied that there are still many vehicle owners who are aiming for a ‘pinched’ holiday to travel.
Erratic weather conditions still haunt, with moderate rainfall. It takes preparation if you want to travel far from physical to excellent vehicle condition.
Especially if the toll lane is taken for easy access, as well as speed up your trip. Comfort and safety factors are of course highly prioritized.
“We need to anticipate erratic weather conditions plus the possibility of encountering obstacles on the road due to rain,” said Nur Imansyah Tara, Auto2000 Aftersales Division Head.
Following are the preparatory steps that can be taken before and when traveling via toll roads in this year’s Chinese New Year holidays.
1. Maintain Physical Condition
It would be nice if there were two drivers, especially for long journeys. However, if you drive alone, make sure no more than 10 hours a day and take breaks every 2 hours.
Take time to sleep while resting to prevent microsleep attacks. Pay attention to the surrounding conditions and try to find a location that is shady and safe, for your convenience.
When traveling, passengers who sit in the front seat can help as navigators to read digital maps, prepare everything including etoll cards.
Be a partner to talk about preventing sleep, and remind when drivers make mistakes. That way you can maintain alertness and focus on driving.
2. Beware of Car Weight
A car carrying a large number of passengers and goods will make the car more difficult to control, due to the increasing weight of the car. In addition, the engine worked harder so the AutoFamily had to be wiser, just like when overtaking other vehicles.
The increased weight of the car also makes the brakes work harder, so you don’t have to force their performance. The situation will be more difficult when you have to deal with damaged roads.
3. Avoid Sudden Brakes
Aquaplaning makes the car move wildly, so it is not recommended to do sudden braking in the middle of slippery roads. That is why it is important to brake gradually and carefully during heavy rain. Including when dealing with damaged roads.
If you suddenly notice there is a hole in front, don’t panic and brake properly. Immediately release the brake pedal when it is about to hit the hole so that there is no serious damage to the components of the legs of the car.
4. Do not Force Change Lines
You are also advised not to suddenly maneuver to change lanes when you see a hole in front of your eye. The first risk is the car becomes unsteady and unable to control the car properly.
Second, it would be fatal if when you moved lanes there was another car from behind. Therefore, make sure the road conditions behind are safe before changing lanes and cancel them if this is not possible.
5. Maintain a Safe Distance Between Vehicles
You must leave sufficient distance with the vehicle in front when driving on expressways. This obligation is to anticipate if the driver in front makes a sudden maneuver or brakes to avoid damaged roads.
This is a precaution if there is an emergency, such as a road suddenly collapsing. It should be noted, the condition of the vehicle will also decline due to slippery roads and a full load. [dp/MTH]
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