The literal road to AAPEX has been smooth so far. Babcox Media’s Joe Keen, an ASE-certified technician who fixed a battered 33-year-old Cadillac Brougham, gets a kick out of Route 66, driving 2,500 miles from Akron, Ohio to Las Vegas. In this episode, he checks out iconic roadside attractions such as the Bonnie and Clyde Museum, Catoosa’s Blue Whale and the Golden Bore.

But not all pit stops were planned.

While in Oklahoma, the Caddy, with more than 180,000 miles on the odometer, decided it needed a break. Keane turned the key and…nothing. With the sun setting and miles still ahead, he set to work. Turns out these OTC tools will come in handy, along with some helpful expert advice and emergency parts delivery from trusted friends in the automotive aftermarket. But is it just sitting on the shelf on the way to AAPEX or the end of the line?

Watch the episode to find out.

Catch up on The Road To AAPEX