White Plains Honda Tips for Settling Into Your New Honda

September 6th, 2012 by

Choosing your new Honda was the easy part. But now comes the hard part: protecting it. Without their knowledge, there are a number of things many new-car owners do in the first few thousand miles that can have a big impact on the life of their new set of wheels. That’s why we here at White Plains Hondahave a few tips for breaking your Honda in for a long and healthy life.

First, we should note that the break-in period on a new Honda is generally about 1,000 miles (though it may vary by model). During this time, it’s important to drive as stress free as possible. By driving aggressively, you stand to add years of wear onto the engine, which could lead to costly repairs down the road. By adhering to our advice, however, you trips to our Honda service experts can be limited to routine maintenance.

So what do we suggest doing in the first 1,000 miles?

  1. Keep your speed under 55 miles per hour: This might be a hard one to follow, especially on highways, but doing so will ease the engine in your Honda into a long life of service.
  2. Avoid transporting heavy loads of cargo: Whether it’s towed, tied to the roof, or stored, loading up your new Honda with too much weight is bad for the drivetrain. After you’ve broken it in, you should still stick to your specific model’s capacities (see owner’s manual).
  3. Do not allow your Honda to idle: This tip actually stands even after the break-in period, but it’s especially important to follow during it. Allowing your engine to idle may cause oil to not be sent to every part of the engine.

Want more tips on getting the most out of your Honda? White Plains Honda, located at 344 Central Ave. White Plains, NY 10606, is committed to ensuring your Honda sees as many miles as possible, so be sure to check our blog often.

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