New mobility cars Use, disinfection, revisions …
P or finally we launched a stage of 'new normal' without restrictions of mobility and, therefore, with freedom to use the car in any type of displacement. But that does not mean that everything returns to be as before automatically, but that it is necessary to take into account some important factors both of the own use of the car as of its maintenance .
With the end of the state of alarm the restrictions on mobility disappear : that is, we can go with our car to anywhere in the country … and even in Europe within the Schengen area. The only country you will not be able to travel to yet is Portugal with whom the borders will be opened on July 1.
Likewise, the vehicle occupancy limitations are canceled . Now a passenger can travel for each seat for which it is approved, regardless of where each one resides (that is, in normal tourism, five passengers can travel even if they do not share domicile).
Regarding use of face masks in the car in the Decree Law that regulates the norms of the new normality there is no specific reference to private vehicles . It is only considered compulsory to carry them "in the air, sea, bus or rail transport, as well as in the complementary public and private transport of passengers in vehicles of up to nine seats, including the driver, if the occupants of the vehicles tourism do not coexist in the same home. " This last point refers to taxis and VTCs.
The fines for not wearing the mask in the cases in which they are mandatory amount to 100 euros .
The coronavirus will introduce new habits in our relationship with the vehicle and the clearest is that of disinfection. The objective should be to keep the car in a space free of viruses and for this, precautions should be taken. An ozone cleaning will be the best measure to start with.
Subsequently, and especially after each trip, the most common contact surfaces (steering wheel, lever, armrest, handles and handles) must be cleaned of the doors …) with virucidal materials suitable for each material. Lye, ammonia and even hydroalcolic gels are aggressive, especially with leather. Some studies even assure that the remains that we carry in our hands can damage the leather of the steering wheel …
If you board passengers, you must clean the main points of contact, not forgetting the seat belt or the push buttons. the power windows. For the air conditioning system there are easy-to-use disinfecting sprays.
In this 'new normal', the private vehicle will have more importance, since is a safer space to avoid infections than public transport so it is quite likely that we will go to use even more than before. Therefore, it must be in perfect condition .
If you have had it stopped, you should check its main components, especially the battery (which has been downloaded) and the tires (which may have lost pressure, with the significant decrease in safety that this implies).
On the mechanical plane it is convenient to make a quick review of the state of the liquids (oil -remember, you have to look at the levels in cold-, wipers,
Also, with the summer already over , it is important to have the air conditioning system ready (the filter must be changed every year.) And it is not convenient to forget the state of the wiper blades, which must be well prepared so that it is not in the middle of a storm when we remember them, because then it will be late and we will lose visibility.
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