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Be Patient During the Break-in Period

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” You’ve bought your dream car and now you want to make it last at 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 1,000 miles (1,600 km), keep your speed under 55 mph (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 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 rpms below 3,000 for the first few hours of driving.” – From the Reader’s Digest Article  –  74 Tips To Extend the Life of Your Car

For more information about services we can offer to help ensure you are getting the most out of your vehicle visit us at www.tgkauto.com or to schedule a vehicle inspection contact an associate at one of our locations today.

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