Do new cars have to be run in.

Do new cars have to be run in.

Many drivers remember this from the past: After buying a new car, it first has to be carefully run in. But do the rules of conduct in dealing with motor vehicles still count these days, or can they be safely disregarded?? There one has just bought a new car. Looking forward to the first ride in his vehicle. Wasn't there a rule that said the car should not be serviced until approx. 1.000 kilometers must be carefully run in? Is running-in necessary at all? And what about the other components on the vehicle, such as the oil?.B. The tires or oils, are there also special specifications? It is important to pay attention to certain components, here is our overview:

When buying a new car, look for the following components:

To put it in a nutshell: the classic oil change after a period of 1.000 kilometers no longer exist. The lubricant remains with many models even up to mileage of several 10.000 kilometers in the engine. This is due to the low manufacturing tolerances. The car manufacturers rely on the precise manufacture of the components here, even if there can be problems with certain models due to inappropriate matching of the components – we reported However, it is important to break in the engine gently, whereby a restrained driving style in the medium speed range is best suited for the first kilometers. Strong acceleration at low revs is to be avoided at all costs, because the increasing lateral forces of the piston under load also increase the friction at the cylinder tracks. The heat that occurs can damage the new surfaces. Make sure to gently "warm up" the engine during the first few kilometers before putting it under greater strain; this is important for the oil circuit and the associated lubrication of the engine components. On "full throttle" during the first 1.000 kilometers should be avoided, as this risks increased wear of the raceway surfaces, which can often lead to increased oil consumption and thus to a shorter life expectancy of the engine. It is important to pay scrupulous attention to the inspection intervals and the scheduled oil changes, as failure to do so may result in loss of warranty! Do not bring your own oil to the workshop, because the workshops are bound to use only specified oils

Brakes: Brakes on new vehicles should be used with caution. Due to the longer standing time before the vehicle is handed over to the buyer and brand-new brake pads and discs that have not been ground into each other, delays can occur in the braking effect and response of the brakes! Here, too, the components have to get used to each other before full braking performance can be expected. Therefore, drive with restraint for the first 100 kilometers. Avoid full braking. Expect high losses in braking performance during the first few meters with your vehicle, drive with foresight!

Shock absorber:
Especially chassis components, like e.B. The shock absorbers can still react somewhat "rough" on a brand-new vehicle. Shocks and blows are z.T. Not exactly intercepted, since the individual components of the landing gear also have to get used to each other first. There are no exact mileage specifications for when a chassis is "broken in. However, the various components are normally fitted after a few hundred kilometers well.

Tires As with a "normal" tire change, the same points must be observed for a new car with brand-new tires. Tires fresh from production have a silicone-like release agent that makes them easier to remove from the mold when vulcanized. However, this pavement also provides a much reduced grip on the road. Therefore drive your tires first approx. 200 kilometers, only then is the release agent layer worn away and a roughening of the tire additionally ensures good grip on the road.


Take it slow. After all, their vehicle is brand new and some components need to be moved a few times before full power can be sensed. So break in your car gently, it will reward you with better performance and higher mileage. AUTOFAHRERSEITE wishes you a safe journey at all times.EU

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