Car Safety

Drive safe, be safe. The products we use every day have a big impact on our well-being, so safety should play a key role. For example, did you know that 80 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly? Your safety is important to us. Check out our tips on how to avoid an accident and other safety advice:

Seatbelts
Always wear your seatbelt. You’re legally required to wear it, no matter where you are, what car you’re driving or where you’re going. Besides that they are lifesavers.

Engine oil
You should check the level of your engine oil at least once a month with a cold car on level ground.

Smartphones
According to a new study, a quarter of all accidents is caused by the use of a smartphone while driving – that is around 50.000 accidents in Germany per year. It only takes one or two seconds to miss something that causes an accident, so put your phone away while you’re on the road!

Safety Distance
Don’t drive up too close to the car in front of you. Give yourself enough time to react, at least two seconds, in case of a sudden incident. In addition, don’t forget to tur on your hazard lights in a traffic jam.

Inspect your car belts and hoses
Check your car belts and hoses for signs of stress, or cracks among the hoses.

Check your brakes
Get your brakes checked regularly. Breaks that don’t work properly are the easiest way to get into a horrifying accident.

Check the tire air pressure
Use an accurate tire-pressure gauge to check the pressure in each tire, including the spare one, once a month and before any longer trip. The segment of the tire which touches the ground shouldn’t be bigger than a post card.

Assess the Air Filter
Remove the air-filter element of your car and hold it up to a strong light. If you don’t see light shining through, replace it.

Overtake left
Only pass other cars on the left side when you’re on the Autobahn.

Use your hands
Keep both hands on the wheel to have more control while you’re driving.

And, last but not least, the most obvious, but also incredibly important ones:

  Don’t drink and drive and don’t drive when you’re too tired!

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