A Trunk Full of Tools
Today was my last free full day to prepare for the Alaskan road trip. Next weekend I’ll be in Jersey helping Copilot’s family move, and then the following weekend I have a wedding to go to in Syracuse.
I still have many things on my to-do list, but most can be done weekdays after work. Today I wanted to finish getting my car fully prepped for the trip. Last weekend I dropped my car off in the shop for $1,250 worth of work including a tune up, four new tires, a wheel alignment, break fluid flush, and replacing the front lower control arm bushings. They also looked into fixing my power door locks but couldn’t.
Yesterday I vacuumed out the car and wiped down the interior, then went to a wedding that evening. Today I drove upstate to my dad’s for some fatherly advice. We pulled out the jack and practiced changing a tire (I’ve never done it on this car), we found the power door lock’s fuse and pulled it out. Granted my remote lock button won’t work now, but at least I can manually lock my car. Before, with the fuse in, it would lock but then instantly unlock, leaving my car open for theft. Afterwards we drove to the auto parts store for some supplies:
Windshield Washer Fluid
Power Steering Fluid
Spare fuses (The 20Amp cigarette lighter fuse blows easily when charging my laptop on it.)
My dad is also lending me his air compressor and battery charger. I still need to find a brick and plank of wood (for jacking up the car) and 2 spare tires with rims. Overall it was a successful day. Thanks pops!