I’m going to be driving a thousand miles back home to Michigan next week, and I’m wondering what car problems I’ve been having could handle that long of a drive. (I’m waiting for student loans to come in and don’t have the money to pay for them all right now.)
I have a 2001 Honda Civic, and I need to have the front struts replaced, and the tires need to be aligned and balanced. The struts have needed to be replaced for several months now, but in all honesty, the car only hops badly when I’m driving it over the crappy streets here in New Orleans, or on the spillway for the first 20 or so miles going out of the city. The car shimmies a little between 50 and 60 MPH, which leads me to believe I should at least have the tires balanced.
Bear in mind that although I’ll be driving a thousand miles, it’ll be smooth highway driving in nice weather. Also, the car will be in storage for three months in Michigan while I’m out of the country, and I don’t want to pay for any unnecessary repairs right now.
Thanks for your advice.