The myth about warming up your car on a cold day

Categories: How To
Published on: December 14, 2016

Globe and Mail / Peter Cheney / 26 February 2016

Few processes are as poorly understood as the cold-weather start. Back in the days of carburetion, a car couldn’t be driven until it was warmed up. Today, warming-up is a counterproductive exercise that wastes fuel, harms the environment and damages your car. Let’s have a look at the science, history and flawed folklore behind the automotive warm-up.