While in some parts, people don’t have to worry about the cold weather while the rest of us do. Bitter cold temperatures seem to be causing havoc in parts of the world. However, the debate on whether to let your car warm up is the central focus.
There are several benefits to warming up your car before you head out on the road. Having a cold engine and going right away causes stress to your engine and your car as everything is cold. This can lead to things breaking as it can’t withstand the cold temperatures and the added stress. Give your car a few minutes to get the fluids moving and your car will be glad you did.
Another benefit is the comfort factor for the driver and passengers. Nobody likes being in a car that is frigid and not warmed up. It can be a rather unpleasant experience. Having a cold steering wheel, cold shifter, and cold seats, especially if you have leather seats, can make any driver or passenger uncomfortable for the first bit of their trip until the car warms up.
What is the simple solution for a warm car?
Don’t want to go outside to start your car? Install an automatic car starter. With a push of a button, you can start your automobile and it will be warm in minutes. These can be installed at some car dealerships and also at most car shops.
The Downside of Warming Up Your Car
Then there is the debate about wasting gas and also not being environmentally friendly. With the gas prices at the pump going up, people wonder if it is really worth it to let their car warm up. Some people would rather get in their car and go. Others would prefer to give their car a few minutes to warm up to be more comfortable driving.
The Choice Is Yours
Ultimately, the choice is yours if you choose to warm up your car or not. But remember, NEVER WARM UP YOUR CAR IN AN ENCLOSED AREA AS FUMES CAN LINGER AND CAUSE HARM. It is best to always best to let your car run outside an enclosed area.
Do you have a comment or suggestion on how to treat your car in bitter cold temperatures? Feel free to share it with us at Free Auto Network!