The weather’s getting colder and you can still hear your parents’ admonition to let your car warm up before you head to work, but your wallet is telling you this practice is driving you to the gas station more often than necessary. Who is right: how long should you let your car warm up on those cold winter mornings?
Many continue to debate the pros and cons of allowing your car to idle in an effort to let it warm, but the consensus seems to be that today’s cars with their modern engines do not require these extended idling times.
If you aren’t convinced your car is warm after the scant 30 seconds, you can begin driving slowly. This gives your car additional time to warm up by easing into the task you will eventually require it to do at greater speeds.
Don’t just take our word for it here at JMK BMW. Try for yourself and see how your car performs.