Should you warm up your car in winter? It’s common practice, but you may be surprised at the consequences. Old habits die hard, and one of the oldest—still rigorously enforced by many drivers—is that “warming up” the car for a few minutes is necessary to avoid some kind of unspecified damage.
The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it. Don’t go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination. If you must drive in snowy conditions, make [...]