Buick Regal: New Vehicle Break-In - Starting and Operating - Driving and Operating - Buick Regal Owners ManualBuick Regal: New Vehicle Break-In

Notice: The vehicle does not need an elaborate break-in. But it will perform better in the long run if you follow these guidelines:

► Do not drive at any one constant speed, fast or slow, for the first 805 km (500 miles). Do not make full-throttle starts. Avoid downshifting to brake or slow the vehicle.

► Avoid making hard stops for the first 322 km (200 miles) or so. During this time the new brake linings are not yet broken in. Hard stops with new linings can mean premature wear and earlier replacement. Follow this breaking-in guideline every time you get new brake linings.

Following break-in, engine speed and load can be gradually increased.

    Ignition Positions
    The ignition switch has four different positions. Notice: Using a tool to force the key to turn in the ignition could cause damage to the switch or break the key. Use the correct key, make sure it ...

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    Headlamp
    1. Raise and prop open the hood. Locate the connector behind the headlamp. NOTE: It may be necessary to remove the air cleaner filter housing and position the totally integrated power module a ...

    To open and close the trunk lid from outside
    The trunk lid can be opened using the remote keyless entry system. Refer to “Opening the trunk lid (Legacy)” F2-9. To close the trunk lid, lightly press the trunk lid down until the latch engag ...

    Braking tips
    WARNING Never rest your foot on the brake pedal while driving. This can cause dangerous overheating of the brakes and needless wear on the brake pads and linings. ...