You’ve got a new car! Fantastic. There’s nothing like the feel of a vehicle that no one else has ever been given the chance to use (and abuse)—not to mention that wonderful new car smell…
But how do you ease your car into life on the road?
The following discusses the most important points about driving for those first few crucial miles to ensure the best performance and longevity of your shiny new vehicle.
Contrary to much so-called wisdom, breaking in a new car doesn’t mean driving slowly for thousands of miles. Nor does it have anything to do with bedding in the crankshaft or the bearings.
Breaking in a new car—or, to be more specific, the engine—is to wear in the piston rings to ensure the correct seal against the cylinder wall. And that’s it. There’s quite a narrow window in which to do this, which is why most manufacturers set this breaking in period at around 1,000 miles or so.
So far we’ve spoken about new cars. But we should really be referring to the engine—and this means that all of the following applies to any refurbished or rebuilt engine as well.
Of course, if you’re the proud owner of a new car then you’ll probably want to consider a few other aspects as well, such as preserving the beautiful paintwork with the application of a paint protection film or ceramic coating. But that’s another subject entirely...
Now that we’ve determined what we mean about breaking in a new engine and that it’s the first 1,000 miles that we need to be mindful about, let’s look at what you should be doing when enjoying those first few turns of the wheel.
Make sure that you do:
There are some definite do nots when it comes to the first thousand miles if you want your vehicle to have longevity and perform at its best.
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