please predict how my car will behave on the next roadtrip
July 15, 2014 12:09 PM Subscribe
My car has an electrical short that's made the fan blower stop working. Can I still take it on a weeklong 6-hour roadtrip?
posted by headnsouth to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total)
2004 Pontiac Vibe - AC/fan stopped working about a week ago. Regular mechanic says it has freon - needs a fan speed module in the blower box - has an electrical burn and a short in the circuit. Sent me to the dealer to be fixed.
Dealer can't work on it until mid-week next week, which is exactly the midpoint of our planned vacation ... at a beach town 6 hours away that we were going to reach using this car!
We can deal with not having AC (if we must) but my worry is that we'll be halfway there and this electrical problem will make the ... starter or alternator or lights or radio (egads!) or whatever else stop working too.
Is that a legitimate concern? This is the only vehicle that can fit all of us and has a roof rack on top for our stuff. And this *#&!%^ vacation is already on plan C. So I really want to take this car. But not if it's going to break down.
Please advise, car guys!*
(*I am from the mid-Atlantic, where "guys" is a gender-neutral plural.)