The combustion engines found in most motor vehicles are designed to run hot. When the weather is cold and your car has been sitting for a while, it takes time for your car’s engine to warm up. To learn more about the importance of warming up your engine before pulling out of your garage or a parking lot, watch this automotive advice video.
In the clip, automotive repair expert Robert Holcomb describes how idling your car for just 30 seconds before you start driving can allow your engine to warm up to 180 or 200 degrees. This is the minimum temperature range at which your engine can run optimally. If you suspect that your engine is not warming properly or your check engine light illuminates for any reason, call Dekalb Tire and Automotive Repair at (404) 252-9895. We have six convenient locations in Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Tucker, Cumming, and Smyrna.