How to Break in a New Subaru Service FAQ Serving Denver, CO

What is the Best Way to Break In a New Subaru?

Learn how to break in a new Subaru with our service FAQ information at Mike Shaw Subaru

You may have heard that it is important to properly break in a new vehicle, and a new Subaru is no exception. From breaking in the Subaru BOXER engine, to the transmission, brakes, suspension, and more, how you take care of your new Subaru will make a big difference for its longevity down the road. For the first 1,000 miles that you drive your new Subaru, it is important that you do not race the engine while everything is getting settled in. This means not exceeding 4,000 RPMs except in an emergency. You should also avoid driving at one constant speed for long periods of time. Rather, you should vary your speed across the full range of speeds your vehicle will travel in its life. Also, avoid hard braking and sudden acceleration during the break in period unless in an emergency.

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Why is it Important to Break in a New Subaru?

The level of engineering in a new Subaru is quite remarkable, and the engineers recommend the above break in procedure for a reason. Important components like the valve seats, piston rings, and more will settle into position over these initial miles, and if they are not treated correctly, you could experience issues like oil consumption and other problems down the road. Every new engine has a recommended break in period and procedure, but it is particularly important for the unique and advanced engineering behind the BOXER engine.

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Should You Avoid Driving Fast During the Engine Break in Period?

Different manufacturers may have different answers to this question, but where the renowned BOXER engine is concerned, you should reach all normal speeds. This will allow the various engine components to settle into the full range of speeds that you will require from your new Subaru vehicle. This same engine break in procedure is also recommended for refurbished engines as well as engines that have been remounted or those that have undergone major internal work.


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At Mike Shaw Subaru, we seek out the most competent and talented employees and treat them right to maintain a low turnover of staff. What does this mean for you? When you bring your Subaru to our state-of-the-art service center for maintenance, repair, or service, you can expect to see the same faces. Dare to compare, and you'll see that it's hard to beat our everyday low prices. Frequently updated service specials make keeping your Subaru in top shape even easier, and our Subaru service information makes it easy to know exactly what your Subaru needs. Schedule your next service appointment online, or simply stop by our convenient location at 1650 W 104th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80234 where we are proud to serve Westminster, Arvada, and the greater Denver, CO metro area. If you have any questions, feel free to give one of our friendly and knowledgeable service advisers a call at (888) 435-8925.

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