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What's up Cruze owners. New to this forum, I've read a ton but have yet to post, until now.

I bought a 2011 Cruze ECO auto a few months ago with 54,000 miles on it currently. I plan on driving this car from Pittsburgh PA to San Diego California with a bunch of stops in between. My cruze and I will become one as I plan on sleeping in the backseat for a majority of the stops I will make. (I have done this before, back seats down, feet in trunk head on the back seats, not too bad) While I am still expanding my personal knowledge of this car I would like to know if anyone has any advice as to what specific spare parts and tools might not be a bad idea to have with me in my emergency kit. I will be covered bumper to bumper under warranty during the whole trip and I can get service at any Certified dealership in the U.S (I believe) I have taken this car on a handful of roadtrips already and it the car seems to have no problem belting down highways for hours at a time, however I feel a good emergency kit just in case is necessary. I really do not have any doubts but if anybody has any helpful tips they would be appreciated, Thanks!
 

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Welcome and have a safe trip . See ya next Fall .
 

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A battery pack to jump start the car should it be necessary would be on my list. Also a basic tool kit to deal with things.
 

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Pick up a spare tire and make sure the air pump contains the fix a flat bottle - there are a lot of places out west where a flat tire takes hours, if not till the next day, for a tow truck to respond.

If you're on LRR tires (51 PSI sidewalls) boost the tire pressure to 45 PSI. The Cruze ECO's suspension rides significantly better at 45 vs. 35 PSI.

I have driven my 2012 ECO MT from Denver to New Hampshire and back twice now. Use your cruise control so you don't have to worry about the car's tendency to run on the high side of 80 MPH. If driving through St Louis - don't speed at all. Pay attention to the weather reports - Colorado (I-70) and Wyoming (I-80) have activated their chain laws for the season.

Finally, enjoy the drive. The ECO MT is a fabulous highway car.
 

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I really can't recommend anything, in particular, over anything else - as long as it's tuned up (plugs, filters, oil) I'd just take a jumper pack or cables and some sort of solution to a spare tire. X2 on inflating the tires - no reason not to run them in the mid 40's. If you're inclined to take some tools, I'd start with a 3/8" drive metric ratchet set and metric open-end wrench set, and a basic set of screwdrivers. My '13 LT MT has 53,600 on it and I'd take off on that trip without a worry. Drive safe!
 

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Given that we're headed into winter, you might want to add some emergency supplies: Water, blanket, maybe some non-perishable food in case you get stuck in a blizzard somewhere a few days. Snow chains and a tow strap would be a good idea as well.

Also make sure you've got some kind a roadside assistance plan in place.

In short - think of anything that could go wrong and have a plan to deal with it.
 

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Stop by the military surplus store and buy some fresh MRE. get about 3 and they each contain 3,000 calories inn them. if you get snowed in you have a days worth of calories in 1 bag that only takes 1/4 of a bottle of water to heat up. next as others have said a lithium battery boost pack. its no bigger then a woman's clutch purse and can jump a diesel cruze 3 times. if you hike a lot like i do i always take a emergency GPS beacon in case im hurt way out in the mountains with no fuel. always carry a full magazine of ammo for your carry pistol just in case... and socks... you never know and you usually need an extra pair when traveling
 

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Just remember, we're "Mostly Harmless". Watch out for those that don't fall into the "most" category.

Enjoy - Don't Panic.
 
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