Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car Inspection for Driving1500 Miles in 4 days

asked by on

Hi ,

I have 2007 accord, planning to go on road trip . The drive is 1800 miles in 3 days.Do need a car inspection before I go on road trip and is it fine to take 10 year old car for long drive ?

My car has 105000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello, thank you for writing in. Taking a ten year old car on a that long of a trip should be fine as long as the vehicle is in good condition. There are absolutely a few steps you should take before you go. Start with the fluids in the vehicle. Make sure you have fresh oil and an oil filter. Make sure you check the coolant, brake fluid, and transmission fluid levels if capable. You will want to make sure all blinkers, headlights, tale lights, brake lights, and high beams are working perfectly. The suspension should be given at least a quick visual inspection to make sure no bushings or joints are blown out. And lastly the tread depth on the tires should be checked. If it is lower that around 1/3 of tire life expectancy, you should consider replacing them before a trip that long. If they are fine, then make sure they are properly inflated. The last recommendation for you is to keep the gas tank above 1/2 tank when traveling, as you get better gas mileage. The vehicle is tuned to work better with the weight of a full tank, and is most efficient that way. For a complete 75-point safety inspection contact our service department to come to your home or office.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car Inspection for Driving1500 Miles in 4 days

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Grinding

Hello, thank you for writing in. You can submit a service request for the repair here, and find out more information about the repair. We do not have a link for every repair at this time, and we apologize for...

Q: How do I know when a child is big enough to use a seat belt?

At some point a child outgrows the child seats, and is ready to sit in the car seats, and use a seat belt. Here are a few things that you should check to see if your child is ready to...

Q: Replace coolant reservoir

There will be a few bolts with ten millimeter heads. You will need to remove these first. Usually, you will be able to slide the reservoir out, but sometimes you will need to remove the fan motors as a complete...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.