If you belong to the group of folks who think its ok to idle your car in the morning during the frigid cold months of winter, then this post is for you.
The idea that you need to warm up your car before driving off has been around for many years. This notion got its origins in a time when car engines relied on carburetors, mostly vehicles made pre 1980s. In those days it was necessary to let the carburetor warm up due to the cold temperature of the gasoline causing the engine to stall. Doing this also brought on another benefit… a warm heating system that could now keep you warm on your journey. Thankfully since the inception of the fuel injected engine, there has been little need to “warm” the engine up before driving it aside from personal comfort.Everyone from mechanical engineers to weekend wrench turners have chimed in on the real effects of letting your vehicle idle. Reasons against idling range from stripping oil from critical engine components such as pistons and cylinders, to simply just wasting fuel. Not to mention the very real threat of thieves stealing your vehicle right out of your drive way.
But if you can’t idly stand by while your vehicle’s heating system is ready to blast the cold away from your cab them whats the alternative?
You know the drill… Its winter time and its cold outside, as well as inside your car/truck. What do you do? Layer up? Thermal shirts and long underwear can only do so much. Do you suck it up and bare the elements dealing with the cold long enough for the heater to really kick in, which by then you’re probably at your destination. Or you could just place a set of our SeatHeaters under you SeatSavers to keep your little tush warm and toasty all the way to the end of your commute and a the same time protecting your engine from needless wear and tear.