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Do you keep spare fluids in your car? #5410832 04/23/20 01:52 AM
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Specifically coolant and oil?

If you do, have you ever had the bottles crack or burst open (when in the trunk, not bouncing around)?

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I have extra coolant, brake fluid and oil in ALL my vehicles for just incase


Oil bottles were the only leakers. Go figure Mobil containers are always leaking in storage or in my cars


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Re: Do you keep spare fluids in your car? [Re: jharrison] #5410854 04/23/20 03:43 AM
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Nope, but one has a CPO warranty and the other is new so both have roadside assistance. The odds of both being inoperative at the same time are almost nonexistent, and my wife has absolutely no desire to open the hood.

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Re: Do you keep spare fluids in your car? [Re: jharrison] #5410856 04/23/20 04:12 AM
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Windshield washer fluid in the winter, otherwise no.

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I do.. coolant and oil.

I have given a container of coolant to someone one time who had a big issue going on. Actually two times I have done that.


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Re: Do you keep spare fluids in your car? [Re: jharrison] #5410859 04/23/20 04:27 AM
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I keep a quart of oil in the back. It’s a old habit.

The couple of times I’ve had to use it was for other people’s cars.


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Re: Do you keep spare fluids in your car? [Re: jharrison] #5410863 04/23/20 04:45 AM
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I will if we're traveling from NY to FL.


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I mototr oil when I owned a 2013 VW GTI. It needed 1/2 a quart at 4k into the oci. There is a recessed spot in the right corner of the trunk which looks like an engineer out there for the purpose. It holds the odd shaped Euro oil bottle and the U.S. oil bottles upright securely.


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Re: Do you keep spare fluids in your car? [Re: jharrison] #5410899 04/23/20 06:29 AM
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Always carry a spare quart of oil. Just habit I guess. Really no need to do it.


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Re: Do you keep spare fluids in your car? [Re: jharrison] #5410909 04/23/20 06:57 AM
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NO.


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Re: Do you keep spare fluids in your car? [Re: jharrison] #5410911 04/23/20 06:58 AM
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I keep a qt under the hood of my F150, it uses a qt every 1500 miles so I keep it there for when needed.
Do the same in my brother in laws truck and sisters SUV.
I am not always near my stash when I check their oil, so keeping one under their hood makes it easy. BiL truck uses a qt/~ 2,500 miles (4k OCI) and sisters SUV uses a qt/~ 5k (7.5 k OCI).

Other fluids, nope. I keep them topped off and keep up with maintenance on the vehicles. Does not guarantee no issue related to fluids, but not likely.


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Re: Do you keep spare fluids in your car? [Re: jharrison] #5410916 04/23/20 07:05 AM
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Not in my newer cars. By my 21 year old S70? I keep jumper cables, air compressor, OBDII scan tool. Used to keep some oil, but not recently. It very rarely goes outside of the AAA towing zone.


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No, but if I had a burner or a leaker I would.


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Re: Do you keep spare fluids in your car? [Re: jharrison] #5410924 04/23/20 07:12 AM
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No. None of mine burn or leak fluids and I keep my vehicles well maintained (good hoses, belts, etc.)


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Only my Suburban when going on long trips (1000+ miles) because it uses 1 qt every 1200-1500 miles. I keep a 5 qt jug of Mobil 1 HM 5W-30 with me to keep it topped off. It has an 8.1L big block, which works great for towing my travel trailer, but like many big blocks, it uses oil. Nothing compared to the amount of gas it uses however, LOL. My other cars, no.


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