Can you mess up your new car if you "floor it" the day that you buy it?

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  • Can you mess up your new car if you "floor it" the day that you buy it?


Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 23:19
the "break in period" has went by the way 40 or 50 years ago. these engines now need no break in.
Answer #2 | 23/12 2013 00:34
My few brand new cars have all needed "running in", for at least the first 500 miles, and the instructions on how to do it have been provided by the manufacturers and/or dealership. But it's entirely possible that yours hasn't been damaged by a short acceleration
Answer #3 | 23/12 2013 00:17
this is folk lore going back around 20 years . then it was wise to 'run' an engine in gently for 1500 miles or so otherwise issues such as burning oil arise. modern engines are far better and do not need any running in periods. even so it may be wise to drive car in a moderate fashion.
Answer #4 | 22/12 2013 23:28
Not the wisest decision, you normally wait until you have at least 100 miles on the vehicle. You want everything in the engine to seat in. I have no idea where the other answer is coming up with their facts.
Answer #5 | 23/12 2013 00:56
If simply hammering the throttle aggressively caused engines to blow early in their life manufacturers wouldnt extend 100,000 mile drivetrain warranties, knowing that they would be replacing engines within the first months after a sale. They put much consideration into the engineering to absolutely avoid such a potentially expensive problem. The engine will not blow up @ 500 miles or 5,000 miles. If it does, you get a new engine and the manufacturer is out thousands in one drop.
Answer #6 | 23/12 2013 01:43
yes you can break a new car, to break in it should be driven moderately, hard enough at times to settle things and not hard enough to break any parts that are not properly worn in
Answer #7 | 23/12 2013 17:37
"break-in" periods haven realy existed for the last decade or two. Damage wise cars have rev limiters to prevent damage to the engine and 50 is far to slow for you to do proper damage.
Answer #8 | 23/12 2013 16:10
I hope not. If so, you grossly overpaid for said vehicle.
Answer #9 | 23/12 2013 12:34
Yes you can. Look in your owner's manual most say stick to a certain rpm for 500 miles
Answer #10 | 23/12 2013 07:02
as long as nothing went wrong then you got away with it ! with a brand new car everything is tight and you have a chance of spinning a bearing by floor boarding it ! you better just drive normal for about 100 miles or so to get stuff loosened up some !

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