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"Break-in Period"

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New car with only a couple hundred miles on the odometer, all city driving and very short highway trips so far (lots of RPM ups/downs).

Gotta take it on an eight hour (each way) trip to visit relatives for X-mas.

What suggestions do you all have for breaking a car in properly while driving on the highway?

Last time I did anything like this I was driving a car from TN to PA and just wound up varying speed every few minutes by going, say, 55/75/60/75/65/55, and switching it up. Not the most fun way to drive for hours.

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I completely ignored the break-in period. Floored the car to the max from about 50 miles onward, exceeding 90 mph. Engine seems to be running great, and all was well at 1000 mile check-up. I think they do that just to deter defects or something?

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