Preparing a 147 1.6 for a very long drive...
Driving from Ireland, via the UK, to Central Europe (no, not to the football) this Summer in the 147, and wondering if anyone has any suggestions for preventive maintenance on my 147 before I go.
The longest stretch of the journey will be about 1500 km over mostly motorway - 15 hours with a couple of breaks. Here's what I'm going to get done:
Fluids: Oil (replaced), coolant, brake and steering (check).
Wheels: Brakes (ok, pads were done in Jan), track and balance.
The car is a 1.6 T-Spark 120, has 70,000 km on it, and is five years old. The belts (and pump and inlet-cam variator) were done last year at 60,000km (36,000 miles), so that's one thing to not worry about.
Purely for comfort, should I be looking at anything else? Tyres are fine, shocks are perfect (I put Koni FSD on the car a few years ago to improve the ride quality), and bushings seemed to be okay at the last service (February), but "okay" may not be "good".
Overall, like my previous 147, the car is 100% reliable, so there's no underlying problem that is likely to return. I'm just worried about any wear-and-tear things that I've forgotten, that might decide to fail in the middle of the night on a remote Autobahn.
So, anything else that should be on my checklist?