By Kent Berkley
Frigid winter temperatures can hamper the functioning of machines as well as people. Vehicles will perform poorly if pushed without properly warming the engine. Car owners warming their vehicle on a cold day should be like Goldilocks — not too little, not too much, but just the right amount. Randy Sahs from Sahs Auto Collison and Repair in Sturgeon Bay says that warming the car for three to five minutes can save problems down the line.
Randy mentioned that letting the car idle too long when warming it just puts unnecessary wear and tear on the vehicle and wastes fuel. He also stresses that it is wise to drive slower for a bit before accelerating to interstate speeds.