Safety check category B

Other

1. Find and install the warning triangle.
In our cars, the warning triangle is easily accessible in the luggage compartment. Take it out of the case and mount it.

2. Where should you place the warning triangle in case of emergency?
The warning triangle must be well visible to other motorists. In urban areas, you should consider the crossroads. Outside urban areas, place it about 150 meters from the vehicle in distress. Always wear the safety vest when you take the warning triangle out.

3. Locate the safety vest.
The safety vest must be accessible from the driver’s seat, e.g. in the door compartment, glove compartment or under the seat.
4. Check if the battery is tightened firmly.
Open the hood, try to push the battery. It should remain stuck.

5. What might happen if the battery is not tightened firmly?
It can lead to leakage and short-circuit.

6. Check the seat belts.
Pull the whole seat belt out. Check for wear, tear and damages on all seat belts, including the locking retractors.

7. What is the risk of using a belt with a nonworking locking retractor?
In case of a sudden braking or collision event, the belt will not hold the occupant in position.

8. Make sure all objects in the car are secure.
Take a visual check. Find loose objects.
9. Make sure the windshield washer and wipers works
Try all the steps both in the front and back.

10. Locate where to refill the windscreen washer fluid.
Open the hood, identify the container.

11. What do you check during a visual control of the wiper blades?
Check the blade for damage, deformation or if the rubber has hardened.
12. Adjust the heater to remove ice and dew from the windows.
Turn up the fans on the windshield, temperature up. Put on the heating wires in the rear window and on the mirror.

13. Adjust the heating and ventilation system to keep a pleasant atmosphere.
Operate the temperature control.

14. Remove dew from the side mirrors
It is often the same button as the heating wires in the rear window. You can also use a cloth and wash the mirrors before driving.

15. Check that the sound- and light horn works.
To test the sound horn, press in the middle of the steering wheel. To check the light horn, pull the left lever towards you and release (same lever as the turn signals).

16. Check the airbag dashboard warning light.
Identify the warning light. It lights up when you start the engine, and should then darken after a few seconds.

17. Who should not be seated in front of an airbag?
Children and persons of short stature.

18. Show engine oil fill location and check engine oil level
Open the hood and check. The oil should be between min and max. Check the level with the dipstick. New cars do not have a dipstick and the car itself checks the oil level. If there is not enough oil, a warning light will appear in the dashboard. Electric cars do not use oil.
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