Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Don't Waste Gas


Idling Your Car to Warm It Up Wastes Gas and Decreases Performance Over Time

Idling Your Car to Warm It Up Wastes Gas and Decreases Performance Over TimeFor those readers in chillier climates it's a common to see people trudging out to their cars to warm them up early in the morning. It turns out all that idling isn't just ineffective but a waste of money too.
The common belief is that you have to start a car ahead of time in cold weather or else the engine won't be warm enough and you could damage it. It turns out that engines only require around a half minute of idle time to warm up; excessive idling decreases the life of your engine and unnecessarily kludges things up