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Winter Car Warming Tips

Do I have to Warm Up My Car in the Winter?

Winter has set in, and with temperatures much colder than the summer season, it is time to take some precautionary steps for your vehicle. At Lexus of Concord in Concord, CA, find out whether you have to warm up your car in the Winter. Continue reading for more information.

Benefits of Warming your Car

During the winter months, it is essential to warm up your car before driving. Considering that the outside temperature is much colder than the summer months, the engine needs sufficient time to get to the optimal operating temperature to receive adequate oil.

Warm engine oil will be able to flow better and lubricate the engine’s components better than cold oil that will be rigid and unable to flow. Not getting sufficient oil would mean that the engine parts will rub against each other and cause your car to break down.

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Engine oil reduces friction as much as possible and reduces the wear and tear in your engine. Therefore, in Winter, you should keep an eye on the temperature gauge on your dashboard and ensure that it is in the middle temperature before driving the car.

View of the temperature gauge in the dashboard of a car
Image of a remote car starter

You can have a remote start system installed in your car. This will allow your vehicle to get the engine up to the optimal operating temperature and also warm up the inside of your vehicle before you get in.

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Schedule a service appointment for your car at Lexus of Concord in Concord, CA, and prepare for Winter’s onset. While at the dealership, check out our various services and sign up for complimentary maintenance at Lexus of Concord. Reach out to us for further queries.