Buying a new car is an event many drivers look forward to, and many only experience it a handful of times. Once off the lot, the car is all yours and it’s your job to take proper care of it. While a new car doesn’t need much in terms of maintenance, it does still need your attention. Here are a few new car care tips from us here at Mazda of Lake Charles.
- Driving – While it can be tempting to play with all the shiny new dials, buttons, and switches, its best to keep your eyes on the road while driving. All the new toys can be distracting, but the last thing any driver wants is an accident minutes after leaving the lot.
- Engine – Many drivers worry about breaking in their engine, fearing they’ll ruin it for the car’s lifespan in the first few thousand miles. As a general rule, avoid putting the pedal to the metal and idling for long periods of time. Instead, drive normally along roads you drive often.
- Read – Your owner’s manual is an inside look at your car. Learn everything you can about it, and make sure to mark the page with the service schedule to keep the most routine maintenance in mind!