and still chugging along!!
So, I haven’t been the kindest car owner to my poor little hatchback. I do my best to get regular oil changes, but other than replacing the brakes last year, I have not kept up with most of the manufacturer’s suggested regularly scheduled maintenance. The car has about 130,000 miles. Manual Transmission. My clutch feels a little loose, and I have been noticing a slight grinding sound when shifting (only from neutral to first gear).
Point being – in early April, I am moving to North Carolina, and would like to be as prepared as possible for the drive. I anticipate putting approximately an additional 2000 miles on the old girl over the course of about a week and a half (Minnesota --> North Carolina --> Florida --> North Carolina)
Trying desperately to stay on budget, I am hopeful someone in CarTalk Land might provide some idea of what services are necessary before leaving. Any help would be greatly appreciated!