Honda CR-V: Preparing to Drive - Driving - Honda CR-V Owner's ManualHonda CR-V: Preparing to Drive

You still need to exercise the same care when accelerating, steering, and braking that you would in a twowheel drive vehicle.

1. Make sure all windows, mirrors, and outside lights are clean and unobstructed. Remove frost, snow, or ice.

2. Check that the hood is fully closed.

3. Visually check the tires. If a tire looks low, use a gauge to check its pressure.

4. Check that any items you may be carrying are stored properly or fastened down securely.

5. Check the seat adjustment.

6. Check the adjustment of the inside and outside mirrors.

7. Check the steering wheel adjustment.

8. Make sure the doors and the tailgate are securely closed and locked.

9. Fasten your seat belt. Check that your passengers have fastened their seat belts.

10. When you start the engine, check the gauges and indicators in the instrument panel.

    Driving Guidelines
    Your vehicle has higher ground clearance that allows you to travel over bumps, obstacles, and rough terrain. It also provides good visibility so you can anticipate problems earlier. Because ...

    Starting the Engine
    1. Apply the parking brake. 2. In cold weather, turn off all electrical accessories to reduce the drain on the battery. 3. Make sure the shift lever is in Park. Press on the brake pedal. 4. W ...

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    Cleaning the seat belts
    Clean only with lukewarm water and a mild soap solution. ...

    Rear seat head restraints
    WARNING For safety reasons, always drive with the rear head restraints in the upright position when the rear seats are occupied. Keep the area around head restraints clear of articles (e.g. c ...

    Vehicle Identification Number
    The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is found on the left front corner of the instrument panel. The VIN is visible from outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This number also is stamp ...