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JaniceSW

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Warming Your Car Up
« on: March 06, 2019, 08:27:41 am »
How long do you usually warm your car up if you live in a cold climate?  I try to leave an extra 10 minutes so that the needle has started to move above the absolutely cold mark!  However, I also dislike wasting the gas.  Of course, I also don't want to do damage to my engine.  My neighbor leaves his running for long periods, probably as much as 20-30 minutes.

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Re: Warming Your Car Up
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 08:31:49 am »
I let my truck run for about 5-10 minutes on really cold mornings. If I don't it stalls.

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Re: Warming Your Car Up
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 08:36:35 am »
I think 5-10 minutes like you are already doing is plenty enough to do the job without wasting too much gas on it.

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Re: Warming Your Car Up
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 08:43:16 am »
Typically around 10 minutes, but at least 20 minutes if the doors are frozen.

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Re: Warming Your Car Up
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 02:25:44 pm »
We rarely  have to  start the car and run it for awhile.  I loved my little diesel truck when I lived int northern part of the state.  It had an electric heat motor and all I had to do in the evenings was plugged it into the electric outlet and when  i would go out the next morning   all I had to do was wait for the glow plugs to  come on and away I would go. Never  missed a day of work because I couldn't  get it started.

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Re: Warming Your Car Up
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 02:37:19 pm »
Never warm my car up. When I get in I just turn on the seat warmers and it feels warm right away.  :thumbsup:

Remember I'm the girl who had the car with seat warmers for over a year until I figured it out accidentally.  :confused1:

Just call me genius girl. I don't mind.


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Re: Warming Your Car Up
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2019, 03:22:22 pm »
Normally, I let my car run for about 10-15 minutes.   

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Re: Warming Your Car Up
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2019, 04:29:47 am »
Usually 5 - 10 minutes depending on how cold, how frosty, snow, etc...
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Re: Warming Your Car Up
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 05:48:53 am »
I usually let my Car warm up for at least fifteen minutes. I like to make sure that all of my Windows are defrosted completely.

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Re: Warming Your Car Up
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2019, 06:05:18 am »
I let it warm up for about 5 minutes at the most. If it has ice or frost on it I let it go a little longer

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Re: Warming Your Car Up
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2019, 06:23:10 am »
Probably 15 minutes.  I hate getting in the car and freezing all the way to my destination.

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Re: Warming Your Car Up
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2019, 07:59:01 am »
Usually 5 minutes but really never that much longer unless it is full of ice.  Always make sure that settings are set on high before I shut off the car so when I use the remote start it will warm up faster and clear the ice

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Re: Warming Your Car Up
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2019, 12:15:19 pm »
Usually 5 minutes but really never that much longer unless it is full of ice.  Always make sure that settings are set on high before I shut off the car so when I use the remote start it will warm up faster and clear the ice

lol Yeah cause it is bad when you forget for some reason it got turned over to cool and you just go start it and don't think and 15 minutes later you go out there and it has been running blowing COLD air the whole time. smh

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Re: Warming Your Car Up
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2019, 12:40:39 pm »
I let mine warm up for about five minutes unless there is frost on the windows.  Then I let it run long enough so I can get the frost off.

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Re: Warming Your Car Up
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2019, 01:17:53 pm »
Boy - I don't remember how long we did it.  Maybe 10 minutes.  We now live in the south where you want to cool the car before you get in  :D

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