BC: How to Break In a New Ford Vehicle

May 25,2022

If you have recently purchased a new Ford vehicle, then you may be wondering how to treat it in the beginning. With so many parts working together to reach optimum performance, being gentle with your ride can help lengthen the lifespan of the automobile. Known as the “break-in period”, you need to adopt certain driving techniques, precautions, and maintenance tasks. Your owner's manual will have the specifics, but most models will need the first oil change after 80 to 804 km (50 to 500 miles). After that, you can adjust this to 8,046 km (5,000 miles). Another tip is to keep the revs under 3,000 rpm. This is mainly due to the piston rings. They need to interlock with the cylinder bores to prevent oil leaks. By revving the motor too much, you can mess up the syncing process. Finally, the last maintenance tip for your new Ford is to keep your average speed between 48 and 80 km/h *30 to 50 mph). While this step may be easy to forget, especially if you just purchased a racetrack legend like the Ford Mustang, it allows the mechanisms to pair with each other without difficulty. Need replacement parts? Contact the team at Ford Parts BC right now!