If the cars are still on the way, often only helps the breakdown service on. But some problems can be solved itself also in modern vehicles with some reflective material. However, if the electronics involved, should we leave it alone.
The elders can remember that we find: There was a time when it was almost de rigueur to make some small repairs on his vehicle itself. The technology of VW beetles was simply constructed; carburetor or belt gave people with basic technical understanding no unsolvable riddles. Therefore, many drivers were able to make their car in case of a minor glitch itself afloat again.
Today this is often different. “The core problem is to identify the cause of a defect without diagnostic device,” says Sabine Goetz by the Automobile Club of Germany the impact of electronics in modern cars. Thomas of the Schweinfurt Vehicle Academy adds: “As a non-specialist, you do not even see today under the hood usually the individual components.”
That leaves the owners of newer vehicles only left to call a tow or Subsidiary, as the carriage road causes problems? Subject of the damage electronic components, you should leave it alone. Who does not know what he is doing, could hear the damage even bigger warns Maximilian Maurer by ADAC in Munich: “Modern vehicles take amateur repair attempts have morning sickness.”
Not call the breakdown service for every little thing
However, a few operations are still possible: a tire change, for example. Care should be taken of course is to hedge the scene by a warning triangle, hazard lights and reflective vest. But there is also when changing the tires pitfalls: Jacks operate on many different operating principles. Previous Try is so popular.
As a side effect you will find so out even if the wheel wrench in the tool kit is sufficient, or whether better accessory retailers a more stable copy should be purchased. Such tools are also available with pull-out extensions. then less power is required for the release of the wheel bolts.
In addition, there are still some other things in each car. Technology Professional Geis enumerates: “A set Ring mouth key in the most common sizes in order to loosen the nuts and tighten can, screwdriver, a pliers, a meter of wire, a roll tape, a flashlight, a set of light bulbs and a liter Oil.”
With wire and reflective tape, for example, loose parts could be fixed makeshift. The tape is smaller leaks were sealed at least for the way to the garage. Even a sufficiently thick jumper cables or a tow rope can help says Geis. “In modern vehicles, the loop for the tow rope is usually hidden under a cover. If it has to be screwed, then you should know that the bolts usually have a left-hand thread.” The emergency release for the fuel filler flap and boot should be tried quiet time, Geis advises in the event that the electronic central locking does not want one.
Who does not know such things, look up needs. Therefore, all experts advise not to remove the user from the car. “In today’s cars, the well 180 pages can be thick,” says ADAC man Maurer. “Nevertheless, they can be calm even read completely, maybe on a rainy weekend.”