Every driver has different advice on how to break in a car and that advice can span generations depending on who you ask. Recent advances in engineering and technology often render that information null and void, leaving many first-time buyers with unanswered questions. Fortunately, we here at Freehold Buick GMC have some new car care tips to ease your worried mind!
- Read – While an owner’s manual can be long and boring, it also gives you everything you need to know about your car. From air filters to critical systems, that booklet is your guide to your new car. It’s worth your while to take the time to read through it. Make sure to mark the page with the service schedule for future reference.
- Drive – The best way to learn about any car is to drive it. You’ll learn how it handles and rides through hands-on experience. To break in your new car, drive normally and follow the rules of the road, including the posted speed limits. Avoid driving like a maniac and idling for long periods of time or your car will pay in the end.
- Protect – Buying a new car isn’t the time to skimp on insurance. If you chose to forego gap insurance, call your provider and see if they offer it. The last thing any driver wants is a totaled car they still have to make payments on because they didn’t have enough coverage.You can also protect your new car with extended protection plans, which can be purchased from your local dealer. These cover your car when certain repairs needed, even after the manufacturer’s warranty has expired.