Asked my dealer, they said modern cars don't require it. I still went gentle with it for the first 500.
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One cannot always trust a dealer and even then, it depends upon WHO one talks to - salesman, experienced mechanic, service manager??? Certainly not the finance person. The owner's manual is the final arbitrator. Read, read, read.Asked my dealer, they said modern cars don't require it. I still went gentle with it for the first 500.
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Well, if I had the vehicle in hand...and the time after purchasing it on Sunday, I'd read the manual. I have limited time after purchasing it to get to the DMV and windows tinted before my next road trip for work again. I am not home until June 11, so only have three days to get everything done.Read the manual. It says not to floor it or accelerate fast with in the first 600 miles. Brake wise it says to go easy on them with in the first 200 miles.
When I owned my 2017 Honda Ridgeline there were a lot of discussions about the "early oil change routine". I number of responses said the original Honda oil contains high amounts of Moly and Zinc and should not be changed early. I asked a Honda service advisor who's been in the business a long time and he confirmed that the extra additives in the factory fill on a new engine should not be drained out early. The modern manufacturing processes on engines do not leave much metal shavings as in olden days. That's where the early oil change routine started.I'm a believer in a break in periods for new cars. Some tips....
-Do first oil change at 1000 or 1500 Mark.
Not much science to back any of this up. Just makes sense to me based upon research and experience.
You've got that right. I wouldn't listen much to anyone with a cannabis avatar. Also, the following quote tells one something as well (English Grammar):^Really? Do you think the robots that assemble our vehicles received less quality programming than robots in the other 47 states? Have you seen a modern assembly plant?
I won't be changing my original oil until 5K miles. Hondas may be different, but if you change out the factory fill oil on an Audi before 5K miles it will use more oil for the rest of it's years. This is well documented on the Audi forums and I made the mistake of changing the oil on an A4 at 3K. Then it used about a quart between changes. Next A4, did the first change at 5K and it never burned a drop through 100K miles.
I wouldn't worry about long trips either as long as you vary the engine and road speed. My last Honda was a 2004 MDX. We picked it up new and immediately took it on a 1200 mile trip. It ran just fine to over 150K miles when we traded it in.
Thanks. No tow hitch yet...nothing to tow ! I just have four work trips this week thru the end of June from OC, CA to Vegas, Ventura, San Jose, Burbank, then home to OC - FINALLY!My .02, I wouldn’t worry about driving and use common sense like no driving hard but a bunch of interstate miles should be ok at mile 1 but I wouldn’t tow at max or long if milelage is less that 1K (may have been said before as I didn’t read it all so apologize if it’s a repeat). Good luck out there!