I have always gotten in my car and let it run for a few minutes before I get into it on winter mornings.
I do this for two reasons, or possibly three reasons.
First, I want the heater to get the car nice and warm so that when I get in it it is all heated up. Second, I want the heater and the defroster to work to get the ice crystals off of the front and back windshields. Third, I I have always thought that running the car so that it gets a little heated up before driving is for the engine. I recently read an article, though, that says you should not let your car run on cold winter mornings, we should just get in it and drive. Are you accustomed to heating up the engine before you start driving your car? I really don’t know what the right answer is. There is one thing I will say, though, and that is why do you prefer to have the heater running when I get in the car and also have the heater already done its job and made the car nice and warm. Do you think? I still really don’t know, but I tend to think there is no problem with running the car and turning on the heater while it’s still just idling in the driveway. I read something that letting your car idle actually pulls the oil away from the necessary Parts where the oil is needed. I don’t know about you, but I definitely want the heater on in my car in the mornings. Whether that means I have to wait and just turn the heater on after I am ready to start driving or whether that means I should leave the car idling with the heater running, I just don’t know.