Planning a Long Road Trip in an Old Benz?

Just I Jump in and Go? NO!

I have a 30 point checklist of items you should inspect / replace before heading out for a 1000 to 3000 mile road trip. Especially if the car is new to you. This is an introduction. More detailed videos to follow.

Scroll down to see full checklist:

Problem & Solution

Safety (11)

  • Throttle linkage
  • Front suspension
  • Front wheel bearings
  • Brakes
  • Flexible brake hoses
  • Flex disks
  • Center bearing carrier
  • Rear axles
  • Tires Lights
  • Wiper blades

Reliability (11)

  • Belts Hoses
  • Water pump
  • Pulley bearings
  • Volt Regulator
  • Fuel hoses
  • Oil cooler hoses ‚Äč
  • Radiator neck
  • Radiator cap
  • Fuse replacement

Fluids Performance (8)

  • Fuel filters
  • Diesel purge
  • Air filter
  • Valve adjustment (applicable cars)
  • Thermostat
  • Diesel fuel injectors
  • Rear sway bar links
  • Shock absorbers