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Q: How do I break in my new car?

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How do I break in my new car?

If you purchased your car new, there are a few driving strategies that you should employ to help break your car in:

  1. For the first 200 miles of driving, you should try to avoid hard stops.
  2. For the first 500 miles of driving, you should avoid driving at constant speeds.
  3. For the first 500 miles of driving, you should not make full-throttle starts.
  4. For the first 500 miles of driving, you should never rely on downshifting to slow down the vehicle.
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