Ok, so this is my pet peeve. There was a time (days of iron men and iron engines) when it was basically unheard of to start your car and drive off without some short period of time to allow it to warm up. I’ve always done it and I’ve always credited the long life of my cars to changing the oil regularly and warming it up before driving off.
But seems that I’m becoming a bit of a dinosaur in this regard. (Well, ok, in many regards.) My wife has told me all her friends at work say warming up a car is unnecessary with modern cars. Is that true? There’s a lot of moving parts and fluids in the engine and tranny that are designed to work best at running temperature, right? So, when they’re cold aren’t they subject to greater wear?
Note: I’m talking about gas engined autos not those new-fangled electric golf-cart car wannabes.
(old man) Dave