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5 Things You Should Never Do In A Brand New Car



5 Things You Should Never Do In A Brand New Vehicle
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Proper break-in is important for the reliability, performance, and longevity of your vehicle. Part of the way you make sure your engine lasts is through how you drive your new car for those first thousand miles (check your owner’s manual for the exact mileage). There are several things which you should avoid doing, including giving your vehicle full throttle, taking your engine to redline, using cruise control, traveling short distances, and towing. We’ll talk about various different engine break-in procedures, used in the Nissan GT-R, Acura NSX, Chevrolet Corvette, and even a land-speed record car built by an FCA engineer as a hobby.

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  1. Ive been in the car business for quite a while and I will never forget the day the new Dodge Challenger SRT8's came on the lot… haha oh man… everyone single salesman and mechanic in the whole dealership took that brand new Challenger with 3 miles on it out back and beat the absolute dogshit out of it, winding it up to 6,000RPM and dumping the clutch, smoking the tires thru all the gears and bouncing off the rev limiter like a maniac. Put it this way…… you can break in a car all you want but rest assured the salesmam and anyone who test drives it has run the hell out of it many times before you've even gotten it…

  2. As a contractor in many plants around the motor city, it appears mandatory that they take the vehicles off the assembly line at near full throttle and go to the loading/parking area on 2 wheels. Maybe that explains why American cars are less reliable

  3. I follow my owners manual except for the oil change recommendation. Any motorized thing I bought in the past noted an earlier oil change for the first one. Now they tell you to just use the normal interval for the first oil change. Better oil I get it, but metal gets in the filter and I’d rather just change it at 1,000 miles the first time and not worry.
    They probably changed it since they do oil changes free for 2 years (Chevy) also you won’t have any problems during the warranty period either way

  4. my old boss built engines.first drive he floored every one i ask y he said it’s going to blow or go !!!! find out now before your stranded somewhere

  5. Thank you.
    I actually believed the hard-seating theory untill hearing your sermon.
    My soon to be freshly overhauled Man truck engine will Not be initiated by heading for the hills.

  6. "value your life" indeed. At the end of the day, and at the end of your life, indeed, your car is going to either be fed into a furnace or it will rust until it can no longer be identified as a car. If you risk your life to save your car, you will possibly lose both.

  7. The worst part of a new car brake in is that the dealers let them idle for a long time, frequently start them and move them 100 feet and on top of that they get test driven with full throttle acceleration then with max brake application. If you can find one fresh off the truck its best. To wear in rings spend the first 200 miles accelerating moderately then going to 0 throttle then accelerating again gradually getting more aggressive with the acceleration.

  8. much more to break-in than just engine…like that 500 mile oil change for Corvette dry sump cars. You can use cruise control, just change the set speeds frequently.

  9. The hard break in more applies to non-ringed engines. When making sure that a ringless engine sleeve and piston mate together you need to make sure that the load and temps are at the performance point. If not the sleeve and/or the piston will not be at the proper expansion and can cause premature wear.

  10. I also never would give a brand new car max RPM, but JP Performance, an German Tuner was by Nissan in Japan, and there a Person who builds every Day 3 Engins sad, that the GTR is from the first mile ready for full throttle and RPM, and thats what i can‘t understand. They sad the Engine gets more than 70 Test Runs before it get‘s into a car, and there is will see in those Test Runs fulm Throttle and so one so if you buy your GTR, ist ready to give him Reline etc. But i woudn‘t do that, even if they say it‘s no Problem??‍♂️

  11. Sound good and all. But, when you get a new car from the dealership. They tend to sit on the lot for months. Well on the lot, they see a lot of test driving. So, it not uncommon to buy a new car with 500-1000kms. And you don’t know how it was driven on those test drives. This would make this video pointless. Unless you order a new vehicle from factory. Plus most brands test drive the vehicles on a track. And most case could be redline on the track. Which again makes this video pointless. I’m not surprised you didn’t mention this. Being that you leave out information on your videos. Maybe you should do more research before filming videos. Some brand manuals are wrong at times.

  12. I just got my 2019 WRX few days ago , when I pick it up it has 4 miles on , but I'm pretty sure someone beat the hell out of it during a test drive lol the peak boost records 15 psi when I checked it lol but during the break in I keep the rpm below 3000 and throttle doesn't exceed 25% ,, should my car be fine even someone floor it already?

  13. I’ve heard differing opinions on whether to break-in or not. It never made sense to me to not have some break-in time before pushing a vehicle hard. This channel provides the best argument for break-in…especially with the tires and brakes.

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