Great advances have been made inside of the engines of late model cars. Engineering Explained is a helpful YouTube channel that will leave you fascinated. He has 5 tips to be mindful of when you take delivery of your new car. Now for full disclosure, his scenarios are aimed at normal car engines and not the wild internals of Ferrari or Lamborghini. But this information is useful for a majority of daily drivers, so if you are considering a new car, you might want to take a few notes.
For many normal cars, the engine’s first hours of life are critical to long-term health. Most engines are not cranked until the end of the assembly line, then its weeks of sitting on a dealer lot without the common courtesy of letting the pistons become acquainted in their forever homes. So when you sign the purchase agreement, remember to go easy during the break in process. If you are breaking in a rebuilt older engine, the break in is much different. Before the 90’s, many cars had flat tappet lifters on the camshafts. We will cover the break in procedure on classics in another post, so sit back and see what you have been doing wrong, then go apologize to your car. For more insights into new car ownership, stay with us here at Autofluence.