Fluid changes after 'break-in' period can still be worthwhile

  • Article by: PAUL BRAND
  • Updated: September 16, 2011 - 3:45 PM

Q Back in the 1980s I read in an automotive magazine that to help ensure longevity for your new car, you should change all the driveline fluids early, to remove all the metal shavings. I have had the dealer change the engine oil, differential oil and transmission oil on my last three new vehicles at 1,500 miles. Although, when I bought my last new vehicle in 2003, the dealer really gave me a difficult time, saying that there are no longer break-in fluids.

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