AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo
Please help settle an argument between me and my girlfriend/her father. What is the best way to

Answers from the Automotive Experts

Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Don, I would have to agree with you. Engines are so finely tuned these days that you don't really hear about a break-in period that much anymore. That being said, I wouldn't suggest you go out and red-line it during the first 1000 miles. But your normal everyday driving doesn't need to change just because it's new. As always, check with the manufacturer to make sure they don't recommend something specific for your vehicle, but otherwise, drive it away! Here's a great article from Popular Mechanics about other myths. http://www.popularmechanics.com/automotive/how_to/4205233.html Hope this helps. Lori Johnson New from Askpatty: Ask Patty is announcing CarBlabber. It's car reviews for women by women like you! What does your car mean to you? Do you love or hate your car? Is your car a fashion statement or a pile of junk? We want to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly about your car. Ask Patty is offering a lineup of amazing products as prizes to CarBlabber members (and signing up is totally free!). All you have to do is create a profile, review a car and add a photo to your review! Sign up at www.askpatty.com/carblabber http://askpatty.typepad.com/ask_patty_/2007/08/blab-about-your.html

Contribute to this question:


blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Pontiac Grand Prix FAQs


  • I have an 07 Grand Prix Super Charger with 142k miles. I was driving it the other day ... Read More

  • I have replaced the headlights assembly and bulbs. Now the lights shine across each ... Read More

  • I just replaced the power steering pump, have had the water pump and battery replace ... Read More
  • i have 1999 pontac grand prix runs fine when you start it. cuts off when you put it in ... Read More
  • How much would it cost to repair a motor in a 3.1 1998 Grand prix Pontiac Read More
  • I have a Pontiac GrandPrix GT, and my question is what to do when the whole section of ... Read More
  • I have a 01 Grand Prix supercharged GTP, lately it has been cutting off while I am ... Read More
  • My car recently had trouble starting and staying running. It was stalling and pinging ... Read More
  • I have a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix with 110,400 miles and when I drive the car it will run ... Read More
  • My car is a 2004 model with about 60k miles. when I accelerate or make turns, I can hear ... Read More

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Looking for a New or Used Car?

Search for our Certified Female Friendly® Car Buying Marketplace locations

Help Our Charities