Breaking in a new vehicle is really about the engine. The break-in — or mechanical run-in — period is designed to begin to wear the engine evenly and smoothly with low, consistent pressure, normal operating temperature and smoothly flowing oil. The goal is to get the engine's piston rings, which expand, contract and flex, to seat properly on the cylinder walls. If there are imperfections in the pistons or the cylinder walls from the manufacturing process, working the engine too hard and too soon can wear down those imperfections too quickly. That leads to "hot spots" within the engine's cylinders, which can cause problems in the years to come. … [Read more...] about Do You Have to ‘Break In’ a New Car?
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"Last year we stepped it up and put together a full-fledged campaign featuring a St. Baldrick's Honored Kid," says social media and content manager Alison Sutton via email. "Our goal was to raise $50,000 in one day and with a strong communications plan, we were able to raise over $67,000 on Giving Tuesday." These extra funds, she says, came specifically from this campaign push, money they would not have had otherwise. The organization plans to participate this year as well. … [Read more...] about After Cyber Monday, People Open Their Wallets for Giving Tuesday