On a recent Car Talk show (podcast) a caller wanted some advice for a driving their car from Buffalo to San Diego. "Is it better to drive for a couple hours, then then stop to rest the car, or is it better to just keep on driving? " VW gasoline powered sedan of some type. Tom thought the car should be given a rest once in a while. Ray focused more on the driver, saying the driver is better off to stop take a rest. But there were multiple drivers in this case, so theoretically they could drive in shifts and drive 24 hours a day if they wanted.
Wouldn’t driving 24 hours a day non-stop and never stopping except for gasoline and haircuts actually be the best for the car’s mechanicals? Or would the car somehow benefit mechanically by taking a break every few hours?