The decision to buy a new car is not taken lightly. When we decide to buy a new car, we begin to have doubts about which vehicle will best suit our needs. The brand, the price, the design, the type of fuel, the size of the trunk or the integrated technology are some of the factors that we can take into account to ensure that the final decision is the correct one. Once we are clear about the model and we take it from the dealership, a question haunts us: is it necessary to do the running-in?
Until a few years ago, professionals in the motor world asked new vehicle buyers to drive about 1,000 or 2,000 kilometers in the form of filming to make sure that all the elements of the car's mechanics matched perfectly. Today, according to vehicle manufacturers, it is no longer necessary to run-in new cars. This is how they explain it in the Royal Automobile Club of Spain (RACE): "Manufacturers have eliminated filming because the materials are adjusted to the millimeter." In other words, the components are very precisely placed so no specific driving is needed for your first few miles.
Although it is true that it is not mandatory to run in, there are experts who still recommend a smooth and conscious driving in the first kilometers of a new car. In addition, there is another series of recommendations that it is advisable to take into account in the first journeys that are going to be made in a brand new car to extend its useful life as much as possible.
In addition to following these tips, take your time and carefully review your new car manufacturer's manual to follow their recommendations.