Security check


Reduced wheel traction, the vehicle’s directional stability reduces, total stopping distance increases and increased risk of blinding other drivers because the headlights are elevated.

Reduced drivability, the total stopping distance increases and increased risk of blinding other drivers if the headlights are elevated.

It is not only illegal, but downright dangerous. You get reduced traction on the road, your driving might get uneven, the braking distance becomes longer, as well as risking blinding other drivers because the front might get lifted because of the weight behind.


Empty the brake booster for air by pressing the pedal five to six times before starting the engine. You will now feel the pedal become harder. Keep holding the pedal down and start the engine. The pedal should sink in because you are getting power from the engine to help you brake.

As a rule, it is not advisable as this results in a reduced braking effect. Also the pedal becomes very heavy and hard.

This is done by looking into the engine compartment and finding the fluid container in front of the brake pedal.

The brake system is using more fluid than normal because the brake pads might be worn. It may also be due to a leakage. Bring the car to a workshop.

Find a straight, flat and traffic-free road, rest your hands lightly on the steering wheel and gently and apply the brakes. The car should keep the course straight ahead

There may be a fault with the brakes. If the car pulls to the left, the brakes are most worn on the right side and vice versa. Visit a workshop to fix the problem.

You can check that the two-circuit brake system is working by starting the car's engine and seeing that the warning light comes on and goes out by itself. Pull the handbrake up and down, and see that the light (!) turns on and off.

Stop and then try to find out what triggered the warning. It could be that the two-circuit system is not working, that there is too little brake fluid or a technical fault.

The lamp lights up with yellow writing "ABS" and should switch off after the engine starts.


Look for signs of uneven wear, bulges or cracks, or embedded objects that could cause air leaks.

The most common damages to tires and rims are tears and wounds on the side of the tire and bulges on the rim edge. This causes the resilience in the tire to be reduced. The tire can break while driving, which causes accidents.

Take a visual control. Can you see the tread sensors? Are the tires worn in the middle? Is there extensive wear on the edges of the tire?

It could be the wrong air pressure. If the tires are worn in the middle, it may be a sign of too high air pressure, if the tires are only worn on the sides, the tire pressure may be too low. In some cases, the wear is different on the tires. Worn shock absorbers can also cause you to experience abnormally high tire wear.

Use a tread depth gauge to measure the tread depth where the tire is most worn. Measure in three different places, such as the edges and center of the tire. Make sure there are no bumps on the tire surface.

You get poor grip and increase the risk of aquaplaning and the braking distance increases.

You can find the tire pressure specifications along the door jam or in the gas tank lid. You can also check your vehicle owner’s manual for tire pressure recommendations.

Take a visual control or use a pressure gauge. If you do not have a pressure gauge they have it at the gas station. This is how you check the pressure.

Check the vehicle registration certificate.

Check the vehicle registration certificate, under “Min.LI” (Minimum Load Index). In the vehicle registration certificate.

Visual control. For example, the tire says "245/45R17 95W". The following will also be written on the tire: "Max load: 690 kg".


Check that the brake lights on the left and the right side, and brake lights in higher positions on the car, are working.

No, it is not safe. It could be a blown fuse or a faulty light bulb.

Press the button and walk around the car to check that all the hazard lights are working.

To highlight the car, as well as the fact that there may be a situation that requires extra attention.

Turn on the lights, drive into a wall, and see if there comes light from both lights. Xenon lights should have automatic height regulation.

The lamps will blind oncoming cars and your sight in the dark will be reduced.

Turn on the lights. Visual inspection.

The lamps will blind oncoming cars and your sight in the dark will be reduced.

Turn on the lights. Visual inspection.

The lamps will blind oncoming cars, irritation and a fine.

These are the lights that come on automatically when you start the car. Check that they work by walking around the car.

When parking or stopping in the darkness, where there are no other sources of light nearby.


The steering wheel must be able to be turned easily to both sides without experiencing undue resistance. The free play on the steering wheel should be as little as possible to provide the best possible precise steering.

Misalignment, not directional stable, different air pressure on the right and left side.

Start the engine with a movement of the steering wheel, feel that the steering is easy.

Yes, it can be justified, but the steering will be very heavy. If the car has electromagnetic steering, it will not be safe as this can further damage the steering.

Drive on a level surface and let go of the steering wheel. The car must keep its course straight ahead.

It could be incorrect air pressure, or an error in the alignment of the wheels.


The safety vest must be accessible from the driver’s seat, e.g. in the door compartment, glove compartment or under the seat.

The warning triangle must be well visible to other motorists. Outside urban areas it should be placed between 100-200 meters from the vehicle in distress. Within urban areas conditions should be assessed.

Turn on the windshield wipers both front and rear. Try all the steps.

Check the blade for damage, deformation or if the rubber has hardened.

Fans directed at windshield. Turn up temperature. Heat on in rear view and mirrors.

Press button for heating threads

Often same button as heating threads for rear window. May be own button.

Check that the battery is firmly attached and that the battery terminals are clean.

It can lead to leakage and short-circuit.

Press in the middle of the steering wheel.

Show container under car hood.

Pull the whole seat belt out. Check for wear, tear and damages on all seat belts, including the locking retractors.

In case of a sudden braking or collision event, the belt will not hold the occupant in position.

The warning triangle should be visible to all motorists. Wear a safety vest before you walk with the triangle.

Press the red triangle in the car.

The high or low beam will reduce the effect of the emergency signal light.

Ignition on, and the light should light up and fade away.

Children and short people can be injured when the airbag is deployed.

The level must be between the minimum and maximum on the engine oil dipstick.

Show where in the engine room you refill oil.

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