Motoring Tip of the Day
This tip actually hails from our dear friend, Dark Scrivener. When purchasing a new car, it's best to perform a few key functions during the car's break-in period. This can help to improve the longevity of your car. First, obviously, within the first 500 miles, drive the car sensibly, much like your grandma would drive it. I know, I know, you really want to "see what she's made of" but it's important. The second, which applies especially to manual transmissions, is to try to keep your RPMs below 3,000 RPM (again for the first 500 miles.) The Dark Scrivener also suggests getting an oil change at 500 miles. Why? Because brand new engines can have some metal shavings (BTW, that animation freaks me out) in them, and changing the oil can greatly reduce early damage. He also suggests another oil change at 1,500 miles, and then you'll be good to go. This may seem excessive, but we are talking about prolonging the life of your car. As a disclaimer, we recommend you consult your car's manual before driving to see what the factory recommends for your model.