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Old 09-17-2007, 10:51 PM   #1
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im making a pretty long trip this thursday. does any one have any advice on what i should do for the car. im looking for quick things to help out with gas and to make sure i don't break down or anything.


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Tire pressures. Make sure they're up to par INCLUDING YOUR SPARE TIRE!
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Can't hurt to check fluids (brake, power steering, radiator, oil, flux capacitor)

Burn some good CDs so you don't get bored. :P

And I always keep $20 in $5 bills somewhere like my ash tray in case the need ever arises to use it.
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I have a tote that I keep a small socket set in, spare oil, coolant, tranny fluid, ps fluid,cig lighter airpump,fix-a-flat, the old serp belt (its still usable), old wipers (if you've ever lost one and scored your window you'd keep a spare too) , two old spark plugs and wires, hydraulic jack, good 4way lug wrench, a gallon of distilled water, and a blanket. <whew> I'm ready for most small breakdowns.

What brings you to Oswego? I'm down in Syracuse.
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If your driving late try not to have too much air on the higher parts of your HVAC like the dash vents, defrost. It dries out your eyes and makes you sleepy.

Stop at rest areas with things to look at/do.

Drink plenty of fluids.

Have a great mix of music you like, and jam out the whole way there.
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thats not bad.

two sodas, stop only for gas, drink only when you have to.

take an audiobook if you want, but i found cds are better. you have to change about every hour which keeps you alert, and you can always crank it up and sing along if you become in danger of dozing.
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Use your cruise control to help with gas mileage.
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I'm with Tom on the cruise control. Keep your speed bursts to a minimum.
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just fill it with gas and go
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haha these are good, ill be sure to do most of them.

im going to oswego because i have to pick up my lady before we go down to poughkeepsie to go to NYC


her and her friends dont have cars so at least ill be getting gas money for it
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