Honda CR-V: Before Driving

Before you begin driving your vehicle, you should know what gasoline to use and how to check the levels of important fluids. You also need to know how to properly store luggage or packages. The information in this section will help you. If you plan to add any accessories to your vehicle, please read the information in this section first.


 Break-in Period

Help assure your vehicle’s future reliability and performance by paying extra attention to how you drive during the first 600 miles (1,000 km). During this period: Avoid full-throttle starts

 Fuel Recommendation

Your vehicle is designed to operate on unleaded gasoline with a pump octane number of 87 or higher. Use of a lower octane gasoline can cause a persistent, heavy metallic rapping noise that c

 Service Station Procedures


 Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand

There is a drastic reduction in traction when driving in snow, mud or sand. The vehicle will be less responsive to steering, acceleration and braking inputs. Therefore you should accelerate slowly, leave greater stopping distances and avoid abrupt vehicle maneuvers. You want to keep a slow constant

 Radiator Cap Test

1. Remove the radiator cap (A), wet the seal with engine coolant, then install it on the pressure tester (B) (commercially available). 2. Apply a pressure of 93-123 kPa (0.95-1.25 kgf/cm2, 14-18 psi). 3. Check for a drop in pressure. 4. If the pressure drops, replace the cap. Radiator Test 1. W

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