I was planning on taking my soon to take possession MDX on a trip
which will consist mostly of highway driving of about 3000mile drive
and been told that that's not such a good idea because you don't want
to drive a brand new car on the highway for any extended amount if you
can help before the car's properly broken in.
The seals, rings and the machine just needs to set in properly, which
happens during the break in period and before that, I was told you
should avoid any long highway trip.
What do you guys think? If this was your car, would you do it or put
off the trip until after the car's broken in properly? Thanks.
True. You want to spend your first 1000 miles or so at mixed speeds, not all
at highway speeds and especially not with the cruise control turned on.
Also, try to avoid hard acceleration and hard braking during this period.
This should be spelled out in your owner's manual.
The advice in the previous post is EXACTLY what I did last year with my
TL Type S. I had 1000 miles on it and took off on a long road trip.
When I got back I had 5700 miles on the car. I've had no problems with
the car before or since.
As the other poster said, when the car reminder said to...my dealership
uses synthetic blend oil, and I get free changes. Keep in mind that
driving on the interstates puts less stress on the engine and other
components (including oil) than does stop and go driving.
I check the oil life indicator from time to time. I'm not hard on cars
other than driving them a little faster than the limits. On another
vehicle I own, a 2002 Trailblazer, I got over 60K miles on the original
tires and brake pads.
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