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Checklist for road trip?

What are some critical things I should check on my 2000 prelude before I go on a roadtrip (~400miles)
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Re: Checklist for road trip?

I LOVE this! I am also a "retired" OTR driver...
If you are traveling in the winter months this list does get a lil bigger, but it may also save your life.

for the car:
- Oil Change and inspection of belts, tires, tire pressure, etc. + top off all fluids.
- Check your spare tire and parts for changing it if need be. (even some run flat or temp tire repair goo)
- How long since your last tuneup? Now is a great time for new spark plugs, rotor, dist cap, filters. You will thank yourself in fuel savings and reliability.
- a Gallon of 50/50 premix antifreeze
- New windsheild wipers
- a Basic tool kit including wrenches/sockets, screwdrivers, pliers, knife, tape, bungy cords, flashlight, etc.
-flares.... yes, flares. they can be used to signal for help, start a fire, caution other motorists, etc.

for you:
-A gallon or two of water
-Hi Carb food - energy bars, granola snacks, crackers, even an MRE or two (can be found easily at your local hunting supply store)
- Matches
- blanket(s)
- Gloves
- First Aid kit
- Cell phone and charger or extra battery

there is a LOT more on can add to this list, but more-so over anything else... common sense. There is no such thing as being "over prepared."
I cannot tell you how many of the above items I have had to use in an emergency. Being an OTR driver I have come across, and even witnessed, many accidents.
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Re: Checklist for road trip?

400 mi is just a short day's drive.... :)

Definitely add a quart of oil and a spout to that list, especially if the car uses a bit.

I've found modern flares start breaking down and leaking too easily. I've now put a warning triangle in each car instead.

Consider buying roadside assistance through your insurance company or an AAA membership -- always useful to have someone to call on that cell phone. Although you do find out who your friends are when you break a timing belt at 1am, an hour plus into the middle of nowhere.

An MRE will keep you going for a couple of days...those things are 3000 calories apiece! Just the peanut butter and cracker alone are a meal. :)
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