The owners manual… read it.
I have a 2010 Forester, and the Forester has some rather ‘unique’ things to remember. I particularly like what you need to do for a flat tire if you use the compact spare tire. (compact spare only on the rear, and you need to install a fuse to disable the 4 wheel drive, temporarily switching to a 2 wheel drive while you use the compact spare)
To specifically answer your question…. in the 2010 owner’s manual section 8-2.
8-2 Driving tips
New vehicle break-in driving
– the first 1,000 miles (1,600
The performance and long life of your
vehicle are dependent on how you handle
and care for your vehicle while it is new.
Follow these instructions during the first
1,000 miles (1,600 km):
. Do not race the engine. And do not
allow engine speed to exceed 4,000 rpm
except in an emergency.
. Do not drive at one constant engine or
vehicle speed for a long time, either fast or
. Avoid starting suddenly and rapid
acceleration, except in an emergency.
. Avoid hard braking, except in an
The same break-in procedures should be
applied to an overhauled engine, newly
mounted engine or when brake pads or
brake linings are replaced with new ones.
2010 2.5X Premium AWP 4EAT