When it’s cold outside, most of us like to get into a warm car when we’re either heading into the office or going home for the day. But according to a mechanical engineer you’re doing more harm than good.
Former drag racer – Stephen Ciatti – says that starting your vehicle & letting it idle not only wastes fuel, but is also stripping oil from components like the cylinders & piston in helping your engine operate properly.
It’s a popular belief that letting your car idle prolongs the life of your engine, which is false – it actually shortens it.
In short – the fastest way to warm your engine & yourself up is to ‘DRIVE THE CAR!’