So you’ve finally got your dream Volkswagen and can’t wait to take it out for a spin. Before you do, here are some tips to keep you and your loved ones secure.
The little big seat.
Keeping children safe and secure when driving is of the utmost importance. So be sure to keep them in place with child seats of the right sizes to guarantee their comfort and protection. Made with durable and snug materials for children of various ages, the range of ISOFIX compatible child seats by Volkswagen are a great place to start!
An apple a day.
To ensure that your Volkswagen always runs at its best, regular vehicle maintenance is a must. Owners are advised to send their Volkswagen vehicles for servicing once a year or every 15,000 km, whichever comes first.
Too close for comfort.
To ensure that there’s a safe gap in between your car and the vehicle in front of you, try the two-second rule. By keeping a minimum of a two-second time gap between you and the next vehicle, you allow for enough time to react to any emergency that happens ahead.
It’s advisable to keep away from the wheel if you’re feeling drowsy because it lowers your reaction speed to things happening around you. And if you’re thinking of loading up on coffee, remember that the effects of caffeinated beverages recede over time. Some Volkswagen cars like the Passat are fitted with a Fatigue Detection System that senses when a driver deviates from an attentive driving style and sends out a warning sound for him or her to take a break.
Sometimes, maneuvering your car into tight parking spaces can be a tricky thing. As a general rule of thumb, try to find parking spaces that are about 2 metres longer than your car. To guide you in parking more accurately, some Volkswagen models are equipped with Volkswagen Park Distance Control that informs the driver of the distance from obstacles by means of acoustic or optical signals.
Adjust your mirrors so that no part of your car is visible on them. This prevents any blind spots which could cause problems when trying to change lanes safely.
Room for more.
Take advantage of all the clever compartments in your Volkswagen to keep your belongings secure before you start driving. Did you know scientists have calculated that a 2 kg object would have an equivalent weight of about 80 kg in a collision that occurs at 50 km/h?