I'm going on a road trip. How do I check all the fluids in my 2004 Toyota Corolla (oil, trans, brake, power steering, antifreeze, windshield washer) as well as tire pressure?

Asked by Jan 20, 2014 at 05:35 PM about the 2004 Toyota Corolla LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car hasn't been maintained in about a year.  I am driving from Las Vegas to San
Francisco to my brother in laws Toyota shop where they will do an overhaul on my car.  
But, in driving there, I want to make sure I dont overheat, get a flat tire, or even blow up my
engine.  help.

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Without me writing a book, please use your favorite internet browser and search on each topic for your car. ex. "2004 Toyota Corolla check oil level" etc........Also www.youtube.com is a good resource as you get to visualize the information.. Good Luck...

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Why do you need an 'overhaul' on a 2004 Corolla? Please define that, a 10 year Corolla unless you have racked up 250,000 miles at least is not half way to it's expected lifespan. Check the oil, simply pull the dipstick and look, pop the radiator cap COLD and top off, and as far as tires if they are worn out then ...oh well...there is no way in heck to predict a flat tire...relax...your Corolla will drive you to Vegas to "frisco and back 20X

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If you haven't had the car serviced in 1 year I would take it into the dealer a and see what they recommend for a"one year check up." I certainly have them check the oil as it must be sludge by now. Have them do an alignment and check the tires for cracks and possibly being out of date as there was a big flap about that a while back. Also having the tires rotated would be a good idea. I don't know how many miles you have on it, but have them do that service and tell them it hasn't been serviced in a year. Have a good trip!

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