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Old 10-06-2006, 08:13 PM   #1
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long distance driving

hey all, Im driving to new york from florida, worrying about my 98 maxima getting fuked up..just from like road debris and whatnot. has anyone traveled this far by car b4, a car u cared about..i need some suggestions on what I should do to prep my car b4 the haul. im putting the stock rims on and just got an oil change.
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Old 10-06-2006, 08:19 PM   #2
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1. Check ALL fluids
2. Check tire PSI and take along a tire gauge (i always have one)
3. Jumper cables
4. Water for the rad
5. Flashlight
6. First aid kit
7. Check spare tire and see if the jack works
and just to be safe check your lights I usually do that before a long trip just for reasurance.
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Old 10-06-2006, 08:47 PM   #3
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It shouldn't have any problems...I've been on a ride from Florida to Canada in a 1993 Lincoln Town Car with 200,000miles, towing a 20-ish foot U-Haul trailer, driving about 18 hours one day and then 5 or so the second without any problems...And then we've driven to Florida and South Carolina from Canada several times without any problems. I guess in case of an emergency, what Teggy said was good, but also, make sure the tires are good because a lot of the driving would be through mountains (All paved, but there's some slopes).
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Old 10-07-2006, 04:38 AM   #4
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thanks

thanks guys..hey, can u pour water directly on the radiator?
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Old 10-07-2006, 05:22 AM   #5
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thanks guys..hey, can u pour water directly on the radiator?
Yeah. Just don't open the rad cap when the engine's warm.
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Old 10-07-2006, 06:02 AM   #6
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I'm hauling ass a whopping 10 hours and not worried in the slightest about any of that shit. New car and a cellphone, that's all I have and all I'll need.
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Old 10-07-2006, 07:40 AM   #7
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I'm hauling ass a whopping 10 hours and not worried in the slightest about any of that shit. New car and a cellphone, that's all I have and all I'll need.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:12 PM   #8
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You canít prevent doing damage to your car during long distance drives. Hitting bugs and small rocks at 70mph are going to chip the paint and cause dings. etc. Nose bras donít help either, because flapping in the wind will rub the finish off also. The best thing you can do is make sure you donít follow to close to other vehicles, which throw rocks and debris in your path. Itís just a car. Itís going to get dinged.

Poring cold water on ANYTHING hot is a no-no.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:29 PM   #9
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if you are worried about chips in the front, and your nose is perfect now, look into getting a 3M clear bra installed.
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:20 PM   #10
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If you drive on any newly surfaced roads over there, you might wanna take care or find an alternative, route, too. If it's anything like it is over here, you'll cringe at every foot you travel as you hear the stones chip away at your paint.....Mainly on smaller roads though
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