how many here do pre-trip inspections of your Camaro's or other vehicles

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  1. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    this is in response to the other thread about the wheel coming off at speed



    when ever i'm getting ready to drive my Camaro even if it was just a mile to a store and back i will walk around my Camaro and do a pre-trip inspection ea and every time i drive it ..


    1] visually inspect the tires for defects

    2] visually inspect and grab ea lug nut and check to see it is tight not loose

    3] look for fluid leakage underneath

    4] since i rarely have the hood on i will also visually inspect the engine and look for leaks ,check belts and check electrical wires and spark plug wires for damage

    5] inspect lights and make sure they're working properly especially at night time
     
  2. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Do proper maintenance and I don't think you need to check every little thing every single time. Your list seems a little silly for a daily driver IMO
     
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    Leonards78LT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    DD's- check tire pressure and bulbs weekly, once a month check fluid levels and belt conditions and wheel lugs.
    Toys- above before they go out on a cruise (once or twice a month).
    Anything out of the ordinary is corrected immediately or as soon as possible, unless it is a safety issue such as brakes, tires, then the vehicle is grounded until repairs have been made..
     
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    krabben1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I look for leaks on the floor,and every other trip I check the lugnuts with a torque wrench.I didn't check so often with the steel z wheels,but I feel the need to check the aluminum cragars.
     
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    Mike N Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I do. Air up the tires, check the fluids and 02 sensors and off I go.
     
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    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Before hitting the road, I check fluid levels and tire pressure. The rest of the things get taken care of on my routine maintainance schedule.
     
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    I built my car from scratch, I know where I stand.
     
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    Z28PILOT Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I agree with OP walking around any 40 year old car before going somewhere is not a bad idea. Especially if your car is an all original survivor type with all old equipment , gas tank, lines, fuel pump, water pump etc.

    Camaro I kinda trust they are pretty well designed for everything except "RUST", not an old Corvette though , There could be a puddle of anything laying under that car at any moment.:)

    Damn cats have got in the engine bays of several vehicles over the years

    I tend to walk around once before starting out , and carefully listen to drive train as I back out of the garage and driveway. Study the gauges before moving out.

    I don't trust fan belts today , they seem less than well made....the big modern belts (serpentine ) style I trust more.

    Checking visual water, oil and tires and for liquid under car good practice I think.
     
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    My Camaro I'll pop the hood and look it over and check the oil, It is a hot rod that is ran hard so you never know what could happen, it's worth 5 minutes to check then to get a few blocks and have something happen. My daily's I just give a walk around and look for puddles when I pull out, thats just something that my dad always told me to do, you never know when a someone will park a bike or something else behind you.
     
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    please i know every inch of my car . i just noticed one if my exhaust manifold bolts is loose .
     

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