Avoid pushing the engine up to redline.Be particularly careful if it's a high-performance car.Don't floor the gas pedal.If it's a manual transmission, shift gears before it redlines.Don't use cruise control. It's important for the engine to go through different RPMs.If possible, avoid short trips that don't allow the car's engine to warm up to normal operating temperature.Avoid towing as it can put a heavy load on the engine, and because the car's brakes and tires require increased stopping distance (see Now That's Interesting). … [Read more...] about Do You Have to ‘Break In’ a New Car?
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Before 1930, Pluto was a mathematical prediction. Astronomers had spent 149 years watching Uranus's wonky orbit and estimating what must be out there in the far reaches of our solar system, majestically mucking things up. Neptune was identified as a planet in 1846, but even the presence of another gas giant didn't entirely explain what was going on with Uranus. The search was on for “Planet X.” … [Read more...] about Our Closest Look Ever at Pluto’s Weird, Beautiful Surface