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Q: How do I break in my vehicle?

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How do I break in my vehicle?

A: If you are purchasing your car new, there a...

If you are purchasing your car new, there are a few things that you should do in the early going to break the vehicle in. For the first 1,000 miles, you should try to avoid driving at a continuous speed for long periods of time. You should also avoid towing a trailer for the first 1,000 miles. After the first 1,000 miles, you can drive your car with no restrictions.

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