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New Vehicle “Break-In”
Your vehicle doesn’t need an elaborate
-in.” But it will perform better in the long
run if you follow these guidelines:
Don’t drive at any one speed -- fast or
-- for the first 500 miles (805 km).
Don’t make full
Avoid making hard stops for the first
200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time
your new brake linings aren’t yet broken
in. Hard stops with new linings can mean
premature wear and earlier replacement.
Follow this breaking
-in guideline every
time you get new brake linings.
Don’t tow a trailer during break
See “Towing a Trailer” in the Index for
Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition
key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or
others could be injured or even killed. They could
operate power windows or other controls or even
make the vehicle move. Don’t leave the keys in
the vehicle with children.
With the ignition key in the ignition switch, you can turn
the switch to five different positions.