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Old 26th July 2008, 02:46   #1
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Question Query: Do new cars have a speed limit initially

I have always had one question in my mind & felt that this would be the right forum to clarify it. I have often see that when you buy a new bike, there is a speed limitation such as do not exceed 50Kmph for the first 500 Kms & so on. I just wanted to know, is there something similar with cars as well or can you drive a car at 100+ speeds the day you buy it?

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Hi Peets,

There is no mechanical / electronic device stopping you from crossing a certain speed limit in cars these days.
In the old days there was a device on new cars called a governor - which i believe was a mechanical/physical device which didn't let you press the accelerator beyond a certain point.

With new technology and more precise manufacturing, taking it slow for the first 500-2000km is not as important as it used to be.

However, there are still debates about whether or not newer cars need to be "run-in" or "broken-in".

Please see the following links :


http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ng-period.html (How to decide on break-in / running-in period?)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...w-what-do.html (Run in period - How and What to do?)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...cent-crdi.html ('Run-in' period for Accent CRDi)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...antra-gls.html (Break in period? - Just bought elantra GLS)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...eriod-car.html (premium vs normal fuel during run-in period of the car)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...un-period.html (Changing Engine Oil..After run-in period)

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