If luggage or cargo is to be carried on the roof, you must observe the following: Only a specially designed roof rack may be used on your vehicle. These roof racks are the basis for a complete roof rack system. Additional attachments/carrier systems are necessary to transport luggage and sports equipment. The permissible roof load for your vehicle is 165 lb (7 5 kg).
The roof load is the total of the weight of the roof rack, the attachments and the cargo you are carrying. However, you must also note the permitted load of the carrier system being used. The permitted axle load and the permitted total vehicle weight. A new vehicle must be broken in for the first 1,000 miles (1,500 km).
Do not drive at speeds that will exceed 2/3 of the maximum permitted engine speed (RPM) for the first 600 miles (1,000 km), and avoid full acceleration during this period. You may gradually start increasing the RPM and the speed between 600 miles (1,000 km) and 1,000 miles (1,500 km). During the first hours of use, the engine has a higher internal friction than later on when all moving parts have settled into place with each other. How the vehicle is driven during the first 1,000 miles (1,500 km) also affects the engine quality.
Drive at moderate engine speeds after the initial break-in period, particularly when running a cold engine. This will reduce engine wear and improve the mileage. Do not drive at too low of an engine speed (RPM). Shift down if the engine stops running "smoothly".
Extremely high engine speeds are automatically reduced. The amount of fuel consumption, the environmental impact and the wear to the engine, brakes, and tires depends mostly on your driving style. With an anticipatory and economic driving style, fuel consumption can be reduced by approximately 10-15%. The following tips will help you conserve the environment and your money at the same time.