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Old 02-07-2006, 06:42 PM   #1
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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?
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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.
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FLUIDS FLUIDS FLUIDS!!!
check and fill all fluids
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Fill it up with gasoline before you go.

The black round things under the car should be checked too. :P
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make sure that you clean all the windows inside and outside
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600 miles round trip is childs play. Just gas up and go.
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I just about did 600 miles round trip for that damn pittsburgh meet.
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You'l be fine. Make sure the fluids are topped up, belts are not cracked. Enjoy the trip!
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600 miles round trip is childs play. Just gas up and go.
I was thinking the same thing. I just did 1800 miles round trip a few weeks ago in my '86 Trans Am, and I checked the oil and tire pressure before I went. I do 400 miles round trip about twice a month and I check my oil before I go and thats about it. But I also know that my tires don't leak air and I check them visually before I leave.

I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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maybe throw a scan tool on it just to see if its throwing any codes
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