Well-prepared

Well-prepared

Your trip should be just perfect. We think so, too. Our tips will enable you to make ideal preparations for yourself and your Volkswagen.

Good start: Check

Three checklists for five minutes prior to departure.*

The countdown is on. Five minutes to go to the start. The perfect time to think again: Have you got the most important things on board and is the house well prepared? Our checklist enables you to keep tabs on everything and allows you to have much more space in your mind to look forward to the journey.

* Our checklists do not claim to be complete and are therefore not exhaustive.

Car

Have you got everything?
  • Tow rope
  • Hazard warning lights with fresh batteries
  • Portable fire extinguisher
  • High-visibility vest and warning triangle
  • First aid kit
  • Ready to Go fluid package
  • Spare wheel or breakdown kit

 

Our checklists do not claim to be complete and are therefore not exhaustive.

House

Is everything safe in the house?
  • All household appliances checked and switched off
  • Gas, water, electricity switched off
  • Windows and external doors locked
  • Mail organised (PO Box, forwarding, neighbour)
  • Lights switched off
  • Key left with neighbours for emergencies

 

Our checklists do not claim to be complete and are therefore not exhaustive.

Documents

Everything to hand?
  • Driving licence and vehicle registration certificate (original)
  • Passports and identity cards
  • Vaccination record and health insurance card
  • Reservation confirmations (hotel etc.)
  • Special documents for your trip - e.g. boating licence etc.

 

Our checklists do not claim to be complete and are therefore not exhaustive.

Perfect seat

This is how to find the right sitting position for a more comfortable ride, and reduces risk of injury. With the right sitting position you are travelling more confident, relaxed and at the same time safer. So quickly check, if everything is perfectly in place.

Steering wheel

25 cm. The ideal distance from your upper body to the steering wheel - and hence also to the airbag. This shoots out as 200 km/h in the event of an impact.

You have comfortable control of the steering wheel - even at the topmost point.

Leg room/Seat

You can depress accelerator, brake and clutch pedal with your legs slightly bent. The right thigh does not press into the seat cushion.

The front edge of the seat is not too high and ends just before the hollows of your knees. Your buttocks are close to the backrest. You can see well all around you.

Backrest/ Headrest

The seat is as upright as possible. Your shoulder blades are in contact with the backrest - even when steering.

The highest possible headrest provides ideal protection in the event of an impact. Maximum height: top of the head.

First aid kit

Everything that is important for your health in pocket size: A good first aid kit means that you are ideally prepared for small and major challenges when on the road. We reveal how to equip your small pharmacy before starting out and everything that needs to be included.

Shelf life

Medicines cannot be used indefinitely
Before the journey, check whether all medicines can still be used.

Security and customs checks

To ensure that importing goes well:
Do you need to take strong painkillers or narcotic analgesics with you? Have your doctor issue a certificate.

The right climate

Too warm or too cold. Not all medicines are suitable for all climates
Have your pharmacist recommend suitable alternatives or use, say, a cold bag.

Well provided for

Do you take medicines on a regular basis?
Pack about a third more than you would actually need. The return trip can always be delayed.

Have you included everything?

Health check for your first aid kit.*

* Our checklists do not claim to be complete and are therefore not exhaustive.

First aid kit

Basic equipment
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-allergy medicine and calmatives (stings, jellyfish contact, sunburn)
  • Sunscreen
  • Wound disinfectants
  • Anti-diarrhoea medicine
  • Plasters, gauze and elastic bandages
  • Tweezers, scissors
  • Fever thermometer
  • Eye drops
  • Cough and sore throat medicine

 

Extras
  • Medicine for travel sickness, vomiting and stomach upsets
  • Vitamins and mineral preparations
  • Ointment, spray or gel for sports injuries
  • Constipation medicine
  • Nose drops or spray


Our checklists do not claim to be complete and are therefore not exhaustive.

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