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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General Procedures
Air Conditioning (A/C) Clutch Air Gap Adjustment Check the A/C clutch air gap at 3 equally spaced places between the clutch plate and the A/C clutch pulley. Remove the clutch plate. Add or remove spacers between the clutch plate hub and the compressor shaft until the clearance is within ...

Rain-sensing wipers
Note: Wet road conditions may result in inconsistent or unexpected wiping or smearing. Lower the sensitivity, switch to normal or high-speed wiping or turn the wipers off to reduce smearing. Note: Turn off the wipers before entering a car wash. Use the rotary control to adjust the sensitivi ...

General Procedures
Headlamp Adjustment Special Tool(s) Headlamp Adjustment Screw Location Headlamp Aiming The headlamp aiming procedure depends on what type of beam pattern the headlamp is equipped with. Vehicles may come equipped with visually optically aligned left (VOL) or visually optically aligned right ( ...