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2020 Corvette C8 Break In Timeframe And Service Schedule Revealed

All from the manual, released today on Chevrolet's service site

Corvette C8

Earlier this morning, the 2020 Corvette C8 Owner’s Manual PDF was released on Chevrolet’s service website.

While the manual describes lots of neat features of the new Corvette C8, the most important pieces of information are how to break in the car properly, and what the recommended service schedule is.

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For the break in procedure, the manual lists the following:

New Vehicle Break-In

Follow these recommended guidelines during the first 2 414 km(1,500 mi) of driving this vehicle. Parts have a break-in period and performance will be better in the long run.

During the first 800 km (500 mi), engine torque will be limited in low gears.

For the first 322 km (200 mi):

  • To break in new tires, drive at moderate speeds and avoid hard cornering.
  • New brake linings also need a break-in period. Avoid making hard stops. This is recommended every time brake linings are replaced.

For the first 800 km (500 mi):

  • Avoid full throttle starts and abrupt stops.
  • Do not exceed 4000 rpm
  • Avoid driving at any one constant speed, fast or slow, including the use of cruise control.
  • Avoid downshifting to brake or slow the vehicle when the engine speed will exceed 4000 rpm.
  • Do not let the engine labor. Never lug the engine. This rule applies at all times, not just during the break-in period.

For the first 2 414 km (1,500 mi):

  • Do not participate in track events, sport driving schools, or similar activities.
  • Check engine oil with every refueling and add if necessary. Oil and fuel consumption may be higher than normal.

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The Maintenance Schedule recommends first service at 7,500 miles as a post-break-in service. After that, regular services at 15,000 miles, 22,500 miles, 30,000 miles, and 37,500 miles are recommended.

The first major top to bottom, all fluids, all parts service is at 45,000 miles, and then every 45,000 miles after that (90,000 miles, 135,000 miles, etc)