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November 07 2014

How to Run-In your new car

Cars are generally made of various components joined together or connected together specially the engine of the car, with bolt and other metal parts. When any part is joined together, there is always a slight mismatch which is known as tolerance. Therefore, these parts need to be settled for the smooth working through the tolerances is known as running-in.


This process is well mentioned in the car’s owner’s manual which usually states that the driver should run the car smoothly and gently without exceeding the specified RPM limit.


Besides this, there are other points to remember to run-in your new car:


  • Always read the user’s manual.
  • Before start driving your car, one needs to first warm up the car engine first.
  • During the initial period, always run your car within the 2,500 rpm for the first 1,000 km. After the first service is done, one can increase the speed limit of the car above 2,500 rpm to 3,000 rpm to 1,500 km and then gradually increase it to the maximum by 2,500 km.


  • Avoid driving in jam-packed traffics or slow traffic.
  • Change the engine oil after the first 1,000 km. The engine churns out metal parts that get collected in the engine oil. To avoid these metal parts to damage the engine, it is recommended to change it after the first 1,000 km.
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