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Before a long journey
Before a long journey, it makes good sense to go through the following points:
Overload - starter battery
The electrical functions in the car load the starter battery to varying degrees. Avoid using the key position II when the engine is switched off. Instead use the I mode - which uses less power, see Key positions - functions at different levels.
Under special conditions, for example hard driving in hilly terrain and hot climate, there is a risk that the engine and drive system may overheat - in particular with a heavy load.
For winter driving it is important to perform certain checks in order to ensure that the car can be driven safely.
Driving with open tailgate
When driving with the tailgate open, toxic exhaust fumes can be sucked into the car through the cargo area.
Driving in water
Fording means that the car is driven through a water-covered roadway. Fording must be carried out with great caution.
Driving economically means driving smoothly while thinking ahead and adjusting your driving style and speed to the prevailing conditions.