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    Road trippin'......Advice?

    In a couple weeks I will be embarking on a road trip of just under 2,000mi. Can you guys give me any tips on how to prepare my vehicle for such a journey?

    Hereís what I plan on doing thus far:

    *Check all fluids
    *Tire pressure -Iím gonna go a little higher for better fuel economy
    *Under-car visual inspection -Make sure nothing looks like itís about to fall off

    I realize that assuming my car is properly maintained to begin with, it shouldnít need to do anything before driving a long distance in a short time. But, just for my own piece of mind, what would you do if you were in my place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUB View Post
    In a couple weeks I will be embarking on a road trip of just under 2,000mi. Can you guys give me any tips on how to prepare my vehicle for such a journey?

    Hereís what I plan on doing thus far:

    *Check all fluids
    *Tire pressure -Iím gonna go a little higher for better fuel economy
    *Under-car visual inspection -Make sure nothing looks like itís about to fall off

    I realize that assuming my car is properly maintained to begin with, it shouldnít need to do anything before driving a long distance in a short time. But, just for my own piece of mind, what would you do if you were in my place?
    I often road trip 1200 miles and before doing so I:

    --Change the oil
    chances are I'll be over the 3,000 mile mark at one point or another

    --Check both air filters (cabin and engine) and replace as necessary

    --Check the tranny fluid and be mindful of my replacement interval

    --Check coolant and be mindful of my replacement interval.

    --rotate the tires and inspect for abnormalities

    --Check tire pressure and maybe inflate a little for added MPG

    --make sure I have my roadside readiness kit with me (Justincase, tire plugs, a few crucial hand tools)

    --Inspect spare tire.

    --throw in a case of water

    --Check all boost hoses
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    Thanks for the input Jeremy. All my service intervals are good, I'll be just under 60k when I get back so I'll do that service shortly after the trip. I'll be sure to add air filter and boost hoses to my check list.

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    I wouldn't do anything other than normal - make sure fluids and pressure are up to tops. I don't rotate tires or change fluids unless they are due for it. Road trips are actually easy easy miles for your car in most cases.
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