Originally Posted by fatboyq
94 SSE 93k miles. What should I do other than change oil and check air pressure? this wiil be the 1st long trip with the car. Any tips or hints?
Round up a CB radio from somewhere. Need for a cellphone is obvious, but having a CB radio as well will let you talk to the local drivers on the interstate (truckers, mostly) and get some heads-ups on traffic jams, speed traps and stuff.
As for the car, you did check your _spare_ tire pressure too, yes?
Also pull out the air filter for a look-see. If you know where your headlight adjuster screws are, and they're not seized up, tweak your headlamps until they're just the way you want them. Since you'll be spending a lot more time traveling at high speed, it'll be good to have your headlamps aimed as best you can for maximum range.
Um... Oh, yeah, fill up on windshield juice -- I think the underhood reservoir holds an entire gallon -- and see how your wiper blades look. Any old blades can probably clear the windshield in a regular downpour, but it'* the annoying need for low-interval sweeps where failing to clear the glass in one wipe can drive you absolutely nuts after a while.