Safety check before driving
- Check if there is any leak of oil or water under the vehicle.
- Check the tire pressure, damages and abrasion (the abrasion mark will appear when the non skid tread is only 1.6mm in thickness)
- Check all lights of the vehicle: head lights, brake lights, turn signals, tail lights and other lights.
Check the engine room
- Engine oil
- Power Steering Fluid
- Brake, clutch oil
- Refrigerant and windshield wiper fluid
- Battery fluid and terminals
Belt's tension and abrasion
- Spare tire
- Brake function
- Clutch function
- Functions of Horn and Windshield wiper
All kinds of appliance
Please perform periodical maintenance at maintenance plants in accordance with the regulation in order to protect your vehicles. Such maintenance is beneficial for:
- Ensuring driving safety
- Enhancing the performance of vehicles
- Prolonging the life of the vehicles
- Meeting the regulations for guarantee liability
- Reducing fuel cost
Coping with emergencies
Flat tire when driving
- Pull over to the roadside safely and park on the hard, flat ground.
- Turn on the caution light and place the sign indicating vehicle breakdown by the regulation.
- Pull up hand brake tightly, and switch the gear to "P" for automatic transmission and to "1" or "R" gear for manual transmission.
- All passengers get off the car.
Use jacks and tools to lift the car and change tires by proper procedure.
Fail to start the car
- Check if the battery terminal is tightly locked.
- Turn on the interior lamp. If it is dim or goes out when you turn on the motor, it means that the battery runs out of electricity.
- Find a normally-running car to jump-start the dead battery (connect the jumper cable to the booster battery and the dead battery in correct way-positive to positive, negative to negative).
Call maintenance plants for repair if you still fail to start the car.
Engine Overheating when driving
- Pull over to the roadside and set up the sign indicating vehicle breakdown.
- Let the engine idle and open the engine hood.
- Check if the belt is broken or loose; if the fan works normally and if there's any leak.
- Wait until the temperature of the engine drops, check the water in the expansion tank, refill it if necessary.
If there are broken belt, leaks, or even the fan doesn't work,, please turn off the engine immediately, and contact the maintenance plants for repair.
Brake failure when driving
- Watch the road condition ahead. Pull up hand brake tightly to stop the car if it's in low speed.
- If the vehicle is in high speed, switch to low speed gear first, reduce the speed with engine brake, and then pull up the hand brake tightly to stop the car.
- Drive away from the lane as fast as possible to park at the roadside.
Contact companies with tow trucks for help.
Does your car need maintenance? You should contact maintenance plants if your vehicles show the following signs:
maintenance plants if your vehicles show the following signs:
- The engine does not work smoothly and makes strange noises.
- Fuel consumption is abnormal.
- The engine's temperature is higher than normal.
- Appliance, lights do not function.
- The tire abrasion is not even.
- Leaks under the vehicle.
- When driving straight, the vehicle moves towards one side of the road.
- The brake and clutch do not function.
- The suspension system makes strange noises.
The power is obviously lower than usual.
11 Ways to Reduce Fuel Consumption
- Do not modify your vehicle at will.
- Do not drive too long.
- Maintain proper tire pressure.
- Avoid hard acceleration and deceleration.
- Avoid sections with frequent traffic jam.
- Avoid unnecessary braking or parking.
- Do not park and rest in the vehicle with AC on.
- Use proper gear when driving.
- Swap engine oil regularly to Maintain proper volume and stickiness of engine oil.
- Park the vehicle at cool locations.
Avoid unnecessary items stored in the trunk.