A family packs its blue VW car for the holiday - travel arrangements
A family packs its blue VW car for the holiday - travel arrangements
A family packs its blue VW car for the holiday - travel arrangements
A family packs its blue VW car for the holiday - travel arrangements

Well prepared on the road: Our tips for going on holiday by car and packing safely

Well prepared on the road: Our tips for going on holiday by car and packing safely

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

More weight – less control

An overloaded car skids more easily and is more difficult to steer and brake. No need to worry: Our checklist will ensure that you don’t let it get that far.

Checklist:

  • Read up on the permitted total weight in the vehicle registration document or your Owner's Manual
  • Take your passengers' weight into account
  • Weigh heavy luggage, observe permissible load
  • Balance! Distribute the weight evenly
  • Increase tyre pressure if you have a lot of luggage
  • Secure the luggage
  • Adjust your headlight setting (see Owner's Manual) 

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

How to pack safely

A silver VW vehicle with a folded down seat and open luggage compartment – packing correctly

Seats as supports

Don’t fold the seats over. They are an important support – best bolstered by diagonally buckled belts.