Winter Tip for Warming Up Your Car

As the weather starts to drop this weekend, Sarah wants to know: How long should you let your car warm up in the winter?cold cars

Mechanics say anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes is ideal. Letting your car idle for 15 minutes or more is just wasting gas.

Car guy Gordy Leach has a trick during extremely cold days: After your car is warmed up, put it in reverse or drive, and then keep your foot on the brake for 20 seconds before moving. This helps the transmission warm up too and cuts down on wear and tear.

This article is an excerpt from an article that was posted on CBS Minnesota‘s website by John Lauritsen. It can be read in its entirety here.


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If you're a buyer or seller, relocating from out of state or in town, an investor in a short sale or foreclosure situation, townhome or single family, acreage or development, new construction or existing, I'm here to serve your real estate needs! My main areas of business are residential real estate in the Twin Cities 13 County Metro Area and Western Wisconsin. I sell all types of residential real estate, from first time homes through executive properties, and specialize in relocation services working with various companies, organizations and universities throughout the Twin Cities. Because I pride myself on providing over-the-top customer service, the majority of my business comes from referrals. My educational background includes a BA in Communications from Central College, Pella, IA, and a Masters in Business Communication from the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN.
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