Stand clear: 5.0 in use!
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Adelaide, South Oz
On long road trips I make sure I have enough spare parts and tools to get me out of a breakdown. Think of items which are most likely to fail:
Fan/ drive belts- I keep my old ones as spares,
Radiator/ heater hoses- ditto, by a length of universal heater hose; (you can cut a length off to get you going again),
At least 10 litres of water- this will be enough to cool the car in the event of coolant loss, and you can drink it if really needed!
Tools, extra hose clamps, duct tape, wire,(you never know when you might hit a bird or animal and have to tape the car together again) WD40, scissors, stanley knife, super glue, car cleaning gear, oil rags, car repair manual, fuses, TORCH, etc. etc,
Check your spare tyre and jack,
Extra power steer/ auto trans fluid and engine oil.
It sounds like a lot of extra baggage, but I carry most of this in a small toolbox, a milk crate (with other stuff) and hidden in the spare wheel well. Prepare yourself, it has saved me a couple of times out in the middle of nowhere!
Hope this helps, Mike
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