Be Patient During The break-in period

Owning a new car is an exciting experience. After purchasing a new car, it’s only natural to want to enjoy it by seeing what it can do out on the road. But it’s important to take it easy on a newly manufactured engine — initially, at least.

The “break-in period” usually refers to car’s first 1,600 kilometers

Breaking in your engine may seem like a hassle that prevents you from enjoying it, but it could mean the difference between an engine that lasts 160,934 kilometers and one that lasts 321,869 kilometers

Breaking in a new car is a practice that has been recommended by manufacturers for decades. It’s a combination of driving techniques, precautions, and maintenance tasks, which are ultimately supposed to help extend a car’s lifespan.

You’ve bought your dream car and now you want to make it last as long as possible in top condition. Here are some things to remember as you pull it out of the dealer’s lot:

  • During the break-in period, typically the first 1,600 km, keep your speed under 88 kpm or to the speed recommended by your car’s manufacturer.
  • Avoid heavy loads on the drive train, such as towing trailers, and loading the roof rack or trunk with heavy construction materials.
  • Do not allow your new car to be idle for long periods—this is good advice for the life of your car, but especially during break-in. The oil pressure generated by doing so may not be sending oil to every part of your engine.
  • Use only light to medium acceleration, keeping the engine revolution per minute(rpms) below 3,000 for the first few hours of driving.

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