Highway driving

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by DavidB, Aug 17, 2003.

  1. DavidB

    DavidB Guest

    Yesterday, I took a trip to Atlantic City and I reached speeds of about
    70-80mph on the highway. The civic (2003) felt a little tense in my hands
    when I tried pushing it to 80mph. I could feel the stick shift vibrating as
    I passed 75 and into 80mph. I'm not sure if I'm having an issue here or
    maybe the car needs more breaking in. By the way, I filled it with Mobil
    Super; is that ok even though owner's manual recommends regular?

    DavidB, Aug 17, 2003
  2. DavidB

    John D. Guest

    If you're still in the break-in period, you shouldn't be pushing your car like that.

    John D.
    John D., Aug 17, 2003
  3. DavidB

    DavidB Guest

    So far I've put 1000 miles on the car. Am I passed the break in period?

    DavidB, Aug 17, 2003
  4. DavidB

    John D. Guest

    Typically, 1000 miles is the break-in period. Your Owner's Manual (OM)
    will tell you exactly how many miles it is and also tell you how
    you're supposed to drive during the break-in period...but if you
    didn't read all that at the very beginning, it's too late to worry
    about it now.

    As for the gas, again, read the OM...it will tell you what
    octane-rating to use. Using a higher octane than what you need is a
    waste of money.

    John D.
    John D., Aug 18, 2003
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