Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Driving Hints

BREAKING-IN

You need to break in new tires for approximately 300 miles (480 kilometers). During this time, your vehicle may exhibit some unique driving characteristics. Avoid driving too fast during the first 1000 miles (1600 kilometers). Vary your speed frequently and change up through the gears early. Do not labor the engine. Do not tow during the first 1000 miles (1600 kilometers).

Towing the vehicle on four wheels
Emergency Towing If your vehicle becomes inoperable (without access to wheel dollies, car-hauling trailer, or flatbed transport vehicle), it can be flat-towed (all wheels on the ground, regardless ...

Economical driving
Fuel economy is affected by several things, such as how you drive, the conditions you drive under and how you maintain your vehicle. There are some things to keep in mind that may improve your fue ...

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Specifications, Description and Operation
SPECIFICATIONS Torque Specifications DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Headlamps Overview The headlamp system consists of: Headlamp assemblies Ballasts ( HID only) Headlamp switch Multifunction switch BCM SCCM The headlamp system is a dual-beam pattern system. It consists of a single rep ...

Power Brake Actuation
SPECIFICATIONS Torque Specifications DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Brake Booster The power brake actuation system includes a vacuum sorce (engine manifold or vacuum pump), vacuum assisted brake booster, vacuum check valve and a vacuum supply tube. Vehicles equipped with 3.5L and 3.7L engines utilize ...

Ignition switch
A. Off: The ignition is off. Note: When you switch the ignition off and leave your vehicle, do not leave your key in the ignition. This could cause your vehicle battery to lose charge. B. Accessory: Allows the electrical accessories, such as the radio, to operate while the engine is not r ...