Good day everyone. I’m back again to make some noise about your car’s health and longevity.
Okay, picture this, your day got an abrupt start,
You got a call about an emergency meeting at the office you never knew about,
You are the key/first person presenting that day,
The meeting starts in 10 minutes,
And you have to show up by any means possible,
Without a bath or breakfast,
I think you all get my point, its gonna be a terrible morning and it’ll take you a while to regain your balance, repeated over the next few years would certainly tell on your lifestyle and life expectancy.
We need to go through some sort of warm up phase when we get up in the morning to adjust to the daily tasks ahead, so also does your car.
A few of us should’ve heard people say “let your engine idle for a few minutes in the morning before you set off on any trip”, but they never explained the science behind its benefits.
And for this very cause most of us never acted on it.
The reason behind letting your engine idle for say 5-10 minutes is this, the engine has to circulate its lubricants and coolants to every part of its system at the normal working temperature.
Doing this has the following benefits:
1) Proper oil circulation improves lubrication thereby reducing friction and as a direct result temperature along wear and tear in the cylinders.
2) The engine does better when it is running at its working temperature, higher temperatures in the engine block ensures that more fuel is burnt during the use rather than the lasted and expelled as smoke.
3) Proper coolant circulation, well that’s pretty self explanatory, helps keep the engine from exceeding its working temperature.
Putting strain on an engine immediately you start it up aggravates the wear and strain it will experience on start up.