The temperature is much colder in the last few days and several people have already started to heat the car before hitting the road.
We always have this reflex to start the car several minutes before we go in order to be able to go inside and it's warm.
Some people even let the vehicle warm up for more than 30 minutes.
However, many experts advice to not warm the engine!
According to them, the progress of automotive engineering makes it no longer necessary to let your vehicle warm up.
The ability of a combustion engine to operate depends on a mixture of compressed air and gas vapors.
To start it, you only need to have the right mix, except cold conditions can prevent gasoline from vaporizing properly.
To compensate, the system will inject more fuel.
In other words, your car is simply idling when exposed to cold temperatures.
Modern cars are equipped with fuel injector engines.
Experts recommend that you only allow your vehicle to warm up for a few seconds to allow the fluids and engine to "wake up".
It is also important to drive slowly at first.
Let your vehicle warm up if you have an older car.
Here is the explanatory video:
Source: TVA Nouvelles
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