Starting and Operating Your
New Vehicle Break-In
Notice: Your vehicle does not need an
elaborate break-in. But it will perform better in
the long run if you follow these guidelines:
? Keep your speed at 55 mph (88 km/h)
or less for the ?rst 500 miles (805 km).
? Do not drive at any one constant speed,
fast or slow, for the ?rst 500 miles
(805 km). Do not make full-throttle starts.
Avoid downshifting to brake, or slow,
? Avoid making hard stops for the ?rst
200 miles (322 km) or so. During this time
your new brake linings are not 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
? Do not tow a trailer during break-in. See
Towing a Trailer on page 374 for the
trailer towing capabilities of your vehicle
and more information.
Following break-in, engine speed and load can
be gradually increased.