Every new car has a running-in period. During the running-in period, we must treat our own car well so as not to leave any hidden dangers for future cars. The following ten new car running-in tips are dedicated to everyone.
1. Warm up the car before driving.
When the vehicle is turned off, the oil in the engine will slowly flow back into the oil pan. After the vehicle is started, it takes a while for the oil to adequately lubricate all parts of the engine. If you drive at this time, it is easy to increase the wear and tear of the engine. So before driving, we might as well get out of the car while it’s hot. It doesn’t take too much time to keep idling for 1 or 2 minutes, and then start it after the tachometer drops below 1000 rpm.
2. Shift gears in time when driving.
When driving a new car with manual transmission, pay attention to changing gears in time. Don’t drive in one gear (except the highest gear) for a long time, and don’t drive at high speed and low speed. But in the running-in stage, new cars with automatic transmissions should avoid sudden braking and acceleration, and accelerate slowly.
3. Don’t spend maintenance time.
The running-in phase of a new car must be maintained within one hour. When the engine of a new car is running in, it will produce a lot of metal shavings. If the engine oil is not maintained and replaced in time, it will increase the wear and tear of the engine.
4. Pay attention to the state of the oil.
During the running-in period, pay more attention to the condition of the engine oil, and observe the condition of the engine oil according to the viscosity and color of the engine oil. When changing the engine oil, be sure to add engine oil that meets the manufacturer’s standards, and do not use any engine oil additives.
5. Ensure fuel quality.
When refueling, be sure to choose a regular gas station and add gasoline that meets the requirements of the original factory. Don’t go to small gas stations for cheap. If you add low-quality gasoline, it will cause great damage to the car.
6. Don’t drive at high speed.
Don’t speed up your new car. Many car owners think that increasing the speed means driving too fast, which is actually wrong. To increase speed is to increase engine speed. During the running-in period of a new car, the engine speed should not exceed 3000 rpm, and the vehicle speed should not exceed 100 km/h.
7. Don’t run at high speed for a long time.
Pay attention to the speed of the new car when driving at high speed during the break-in period, and pay attention to the continuous working time. The continuous high-load working time of the new engine is best not to exceed 3 hours, otherwise it is easy to cause parts wear.
8. Avoid frequent full loads.
New cars tend to run at full load during the running-in period, which will increase the load on the engine, transmission, and suspension, and accelerate aging and wear.
9. Avoid sudden braking.
Sudden braking will not only increase the wear and tear of the braking system, but also increase the impact on the engine, chassis and other components.
10. Don’t use a new car as a coach.
Many new car owners like to lend their cars to other novices to practice driving, but they don’t know that the bad habits formed by novices in driving school are extremely destructive.
Reminder: The running-in period is very important for a new car. It can be said that the break-in period is good, and it may be more durable and have fewer problems in the future.