Why should you let your car warm up?
January 12, 2007 7:52am CST
I will be the first to admit that I don't know much about a vehicles. I know how to check the oil, put gas in it, and drive it. However, I have been doing this cause I was told by a few people but I don't know exactly why I do it. If it's real cold in the morning, I have to let my car warm up. I know if there is frost on the window of course I would have to. But other then that why have my car run for 5 or 10 minutes before I start to drive it? I know this may be something so silly, But I honestly don't know...Please help me understand...
12 Jan 07
well now days all the new cars which are coming in the market dont need to ge warmed up unless and until you stay in a very cold region where the temperature is almost in single digits all the time of the year or else only those who have old cars need to warm up yheir car before they drive
• United States
12 Jan 07
I am about also not very knowledgeable about cars, but I will tell you what my husband told me. He said it was so that the oil can warm up and start pumping good. He said it is very hard on the engine if you run it cold. But he said i only had to warm mine up a couple minutes. Hope that helps you.