How should I break in my new Honda CR-V?

I just got a brand-new Honda CR-V. This is my first time driving a new car, and I was wondering up to how many mph I should drive my new car. I don’t know how fast is driving TOO fast.

Anonymous, Brookfield

Any speed within the legal speed limits will be OK. Just drive as you normally would and follow Honda’s recommend break-in procedure for the first 600 miles.

2007 and 2008 Honda CR-V break-in procedure:

All this information is in your owner’s manual. You can also register with Honda’s Owner Link center online to find maintenance schedules, tips and advice about your new CR-V.

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Answered by Joe Bruzek on January 25, 2008 in I'm Just Wondering | Permalink

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