Q: Is it safe to take my car on a 200 mile drive if it has a leak in the vacuum system?

asked by on

I've had this car for 6 months and now I hear it might have a leak in its vacuum system. All I want to do is get back to the east coast of Florida after evacuating because of the emergency hurricane. Do you think I can make it safely?

My car has 85000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi, thanks for writing in. I just went through the hurricane myself and know what you are talking about. As long as you feel it is okay to drive the vehicle back home and there are no problems such as the brakes aren’t working normally or the engine won’t stay running. If you see a shop open where you are then stop by and see if they will take a look real quick to see if they notice the problem and is is okay to drive. Stay safe!

Was this answer helpful?
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. Is it safe to take my car on a 200 mile drive if it has a leak in the vacuum system?

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: Q: Idle problem

Hello and thanks for writing in. What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into...

Q: 1994 Chevrolet Camaro won't stay running

Hi. Since you have a bunch of aftermarket equipment, it's difficult for me to help you much without inspecting the vehicle firsthand. If the vehicle won't stay running, that means it either isn't getting spark or doesn't have the correct...

Q: Battery light comes on after starting and stays on running the battery down

It is fairly common for new alternators to be bad, so you will need to test the alternator either off the car or on. To start, check all your fuses. Not just the ones that appear to power alternator circuits....

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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.