Drop the spare tire , make sure you can get it out of the rack. Check the pressure in it.
Jack up each wheel and check for loose wheel bearings .
Remove each wheel and rotate them . This does two things :
Evens the tread wear
Ensures the wheels and lug nuts will come off when you're stuck with a flat on the side of the road.
Take two gallons of water. If that old rad hose decides to take a dump you'll need it , along with some duct tape.
How old is the serpentine belt ? It doesn't hurt to stuff a spare behind/under the seat.
Got greaseable u-joints on the driveshaft ? Lube 'em a little.
Two flash lights. One always gets dropped and ruins the bulb.
Wash the living hell out of the windshield.
Now apply Rain-x ........ Twice.
If you lose a wiper you can keep going as most of the time you won't need it anyway.
Archimedes screwed us !
I knew a blonde dyslexic agnostic insomniac - she'd lay awake at night, wondering if there really was a Dog.
2003 Ranger Edge 3.0 manual 2WD
Last edited by OTRtech; 07-26-2011 at 05:17 PM.