I just bought a new 2020 Subaru Forester and the manual mentions this (an only this) about new vehicle break-in
For the first 1000 miles:
- Do not race the engine.
- Do not drive at one consistent engine or vehicle speed, either fast or slow.
- Avoid starting suddenly and rapid acceleration, except in an emergency.
- Avoid hard breaking, except in an emergency.
These points seem to match an answer from 2011
I generally understand these points and especially the one about not driving at a consistent speed in order to not wear the engine adversely. However in 2 weeks time I am planning to do a road trip in the South West of the US that is about 500 miles each way of mostly freeway driving (80mph limits) and as such I am going to run into conflict with the point about the consistent speed.
I know that these points are general guidelines, but leading up to this trip how should I structure my driving:
Between now and the road trip should I drive as many varied miles as I can?
When on the road trip at freeway speeds how much/often should I vary speeds?
The first planned maintenance is 6,000miles/6months. That linked answer mentions doing an oil change on a new car very early on. Is that still a thing?
Can I/Should I start to transition away from these points before 1,000 miles?