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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Installation
Engine Special Tool(s) Material All vehicles Using the Floor Crane and Spreader Bar, align the transaxle to the engine. Install the 5 transaxle-to-engine bolts. Tighten to 48 Nm (35 lb-ft). Install the 2 engine-to-transaxle bolts. Tighten to 48 Nm (35 lb-ft). U ...

Remote start climate operation (if equipped)
The climate control system adjusts the cabin temperature during remote start. You cannot adjust the system during remote start operation. In addition, the SYNC display and other displays remain blank during remote start operation. Turn the ignition on to return the system to its previous sett ...

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 fuel economy: • Accelerate and slow down in a smooth, moderate fashion. • Drive at steady spee ...