Q: Q: How do I break in the car?

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How do I break in the car?

If your car is new, you will need to break it in. Here are some guidelines to follow: 1. For the first 500 miles, avoid towing a trailer. 2. For the first 1,200 miles, avoid overly quick starts, or hard braking (except when necessary). 3. For the first 1,200 miles, avoid accelerating at full throttle or revving the engine beyond 4,000 RPM. 4. For the first 1,200 miles, do not drive for long stretches at one speed.

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