Popular repair tips from the Car Doctor
Dont idle in the cold
In my opinion, warming up a car wastes gas and adds to air pollution. Certainly there are times when it makes sense to let your car warm up. One example may be that the windshield is frozen and warming up the car is necessary to scrape all the ice off the windows.
On a cold day, here is my warm-up routine: start the car, adjust the radio, put on my seatbelt, check the mirrors, and drive. The important thing is to drive "easy" for the first few miles. This allows the engine oil and other vital fluids to circulate and lubricate their necessary components.