Essential Checks Before a Long Car Journey
Terakhir Diubah : 14:05:36 - Jumat, 30 Desember 2022
We all know we’re supposed to check our car before we set off on a long journey. But what does that actually involve?
These checks can be done by anyone at any time and will not need any special equipment or prior knowledge.
1.Check Your Tires
There are three elements that you should check:
2. Check Your Oil Levels
To check the oil level you will need to remove the dipstick. You should be able to easily locate this as it will be either a bright yellow or orange pull ring.
Once you’ve pulled out the dipstick you should then wipe it clean so that no residual oil remains and could provide a false level.
3. Check The Engine Coolant
It is especially important that this check and top up is done when the engine is cold, and we recommend leaving the vehicle for at least eight hours since it was last used before opening the coolant tank. This is because the coolant can get incredibly hot and with the pressure in the tank opening it when not cool can cause serious injury.
4.Make Sure Your Lights are Working
To check your headlights and high beams face the reflective surface, and turn them on. You can also check your cabin light, and your front fog light, if your vehicle has one.
5.Test Your Brakes
You should also check your brakes are working correctly before setting off.
There are two checks to complete. The first is to press down on the brake pedal before starting the engine, it should feel spongy and not slack at all. Then turn the engine on and conduct the second test. In a safe place you should apply the brakes firmly when driving. The vehicle should stop promptly and not pull to one side.
6.Check your battery
Before you head off you should check that your essential electric systems (battery) are working. A problematic battery will reduce the ability to supply electricity to a number of components, such as lights, wipers, door locks, air conditioners, audio systems and others. The characteristics are easy, these components do not work stably if the battery has a problem.
If you’re setting off on a long trip, then you should fill up at the fuel station.
Drivers should refuel their vehicle when they have anywhere between a quarter of a tank or half of a tank left for maximum efficiency.The less fuel in your tank, the greater the risk of running out completely in a bad spot.
For more info about car insurance, please call 021-50508080.
Heavy rainfall causes flooding in Greater Jakarta
Rain that has flushed Jakarta since Friday, July 16, 2022, has caused flooding. A total of 92 area in the capital were flooded. The data was collected on Saturday, July 18, 2022 (DKI BPBD Data and Information Center) Source: merdeka.com
Disaster mitigation is a series of efforts to reduce disaster risk, both through physical development as well as awareness and capacity building to deal with disaster threats (Article 1 paragraph 6 PP No 21 of 2008 concerning the Implementation of Disaster Management).
So what to do if there is a flood?
- Secure important objects and documents, such as house certificates, birth certificates and so on
- Turn off the gas and electricity in your home before the flood comes, do not touch electrically charged equipment when you are standing on/in the water.
- When you decide to evacuate your house, be aware of undercurrents, drains, sewers, puddles, and other places that are inundated with water.
- Do not drive a car in flooded areas. When the water starts to rise, ignore the car and get out. Immediately evacuate to higher ground.
- Consider flood insurance for vehicles and homes due to flooding to avoid future losses.
Driving with smartphone is dangerous!
Playing a smartphone or cellphone can be a problem because it can cause accidents. Someone who drives while playing a smartphone is very possible to lose focus on driving, so they cannot pay close attention to their surroundings. Believe it or not, traffic accidents are also dominated by motorists who lose concentration while driving. In order to minimize the occurrence of accidents due to this, a law was made to make anyone driving more concentrated, disciplined and careful. This is stated in Article 106 paragraph (1) of Law no. 22 of 2009 concerning Road Traffic and Transportation, which reads, "Everyone who drives a motorized vehicle on the road must drive his vehicle fairly and with full concentration."
Then, the sanctions received for violating these rules have also been stated in article 283, Law no. 22 of 2009 concerning Road Traffic and Transportation, motorists may be subject to a maximum imprisonment of 3 (three) months or a maximum fine of Rp. 750,000.00 (seven hundred and fifty thousand rupiah).
Car Alarm Goes Off Randomly? Learn Why and How to Fix It!
The car alarm serves to protect the vehicle from theft or other adverse events. But when your car alarm keeps going off, surely what comes to mind is the thought that the car alarm is broken and needs to be replaced immediately. It's a good idea to identify the cause of the damage to the car alarm.It could be that the cause is an alarm must be reset, the remote battery runs out or the car alarm receiver has a problem.Do not repair the vehicle alarm yourself, go to a repair shop to do a reset or repair the alarm system. #sahabatinsurance
5 Tips for Millennial Home Buyers
As true millennials, of course you want to have a home so that you have a bright future with your family.
So if you’re a millennial looking to buy a house, here are five things you can do to make As true millennials, of course you want to have a home so that you have a bright future with your family. Here are some steps you can take to make your dream come true.
1. Check financial ability
First, prepare a balance sheet including income and expenses.
2. Create a budget
Do some research and learn about several possible ways to pay for a house other than the cash payment method. For example mortgages, or by other methods.
3. Set priorities
From an existing financial plan, make priorities so you can focus on one thing. For example, you plan to take a mortgage. So, your first focus is to fulfill the downpayment first.
Investment can help to develop assets against inflation. For example, for a house down payment, set aside 30% of your salary to the appropriate investment instrument. Over time, with consistency, the budget for a home down payment will be fulfilled properly.
Investment can also be an alternative choice for saving emergency funds. You can save this emergency fund in an instrument with a low level of risk.
In addition to an emergency fund, pay attention to insurance, if you are the head of the family. So, make sure that you have complete protection first, then execute your financial plan.
The discipline to implement a detailed and comprehensive financial plan is very important. For example, keeping your installments under 30% of your regular salary if you take a mortgage scheme is crucial.
Note that 30% includes all existing debt repayments. So, if your main intention is to buy a house, then you should focus on this plan first.
In addition, plans to buy a house require a long-term disciplined commitment. Therefore, start being disciplined in executing your financial plan. With some of the tips above, you can try to realize your dream of buying a house. Good luck!