Running-in

Tyres

WARNING:
New tyres need to be run-in for approximately 500 kilometres (300 miles). During this time, you may experience different driving characteristics.

Brakes and clutch

WARNING:
Avoid heavy use of the brakes and clutch if possible for the first 150 kilometres (100 miles) in town and for the first 1 500 kilometres (1 000 miles) on motorways.

Engine

All vehicles

CAUTION:
Avoid driving too fast during the first 1 500 kilometres (1 000 miles). Vary your speed frequently and change up through the gears early. Do not labour the engine.

Focus RS

CAUTIONS:
Always allow the engine to reach normal operating temperature gradually.

Do not exceed 5 000 rpm and three-quarter throttle within the running-in period.

    See also:

    Starting a petrol engine
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    Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    Each tire, including the spare (if provided), should be checked monthly when cold and inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the vehicle placard or tire inf ...

    Exhaust system check (Every 12 000 miles or 12 months)
    With the vehicle raised on a hoist or supported on axle stands (see “Jacking and Vehicle Support”), check the exhaust system for signs of leaks, corrosion or damage and check the rubber mountings ...