I've got a long highway trip coming up in a couple of months and I need some help coming up with an action list of things to take care of before we go. I also want to go ahead and tackle any common failure items that come naturally with a van of this age. THe trip is a good excuse to get them taken care of. My van is a 2001 EX with about 150,000 miles on it. The transmission was replaced by Honda at around 109,000. I've kept up with general maintenance myself, but have not done significant work to it. Here's my list, tell me what you think:
Change plugs (it is time)
Change serpentine (also time)
No hoses have ever been changed. What's the recommendation for this?
New wiper blades
No tranny work or flush (transmission is still "new")
Change battery (almost time - better safe than sorry)
Timing belt and WP was done at about 100k. Is it time for a flush?
Engine mounts - never been changed, but I'm changing the passenger side tomorrow as it failed this week. Should I change the others if they haven't failed?
Valves have never been checked - worth it?