What do I need to do before driving this car?
June 1, 2010 12:43 PM Subscribe
What do I need to do before driving this car? A car (2000 Toyota Corolla, previously in good shape) sat outside (in Maryland), unused, for two years.
posted by needs more cowbell to Travel & Transportation (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The battery was dead, but we were able to jump start it. What things do I need to check/watch out for/do to make sure the car is safe to drive and that I won't be doing damage by starting it and driving it a bit? Are there likely things that might seem okay on short distances that will end up making problems on a longer (several hour) trip? I'm not familiar with cars beyond, say, checking the oil dipstick, though I'd like to be more informed.
(And yes, leaving it like that was a stupid thing to do - please spare me that lecture :)