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Remote Car Starters

The best way to warm up your car is to drive it. Idling is bad for the environment and your car !

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According to automotive authorities (manufacturers, scientists, specialists…) the best way to warm up a car is to drive it. With the modern fuel injection we have in our cars today, a 30 second warm-up is enough, even in sub-freezing temperatures. Remote car starters are purely for drivers’ comfort.

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Warming up your car before driving is a myth that needs to be debunked. Idling a car is bad. This is not a controversial debate, experts are unanimous: it costs money, it hurts your car, and it pollutes. The only benefit is getting into a warm car. But the price we collectively pay for people who use remote car starters is much too high.

Car idling is illegal. Remote car starters should be illegal. Period !

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Ban launched over 3 years ago by :
Louis Porter , San Francisco , California , United States

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Edward W Norrisover 3 years
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Edward W Norrisover 3 years
"The best bet? Even when it’s 10 degrees F outside, start your car, let it run for 30 to 60 seconds to get all the fluids moving, then drive off gently. Your engine will warm up faster, your exhaust system will get up to temperature faster so the catalytic converter can do its thing, and you’ll use less fuel. Which is what you wanted all along anyhow, right? If it's below zero outside, it would be a good idea to give the engine five minutes or a little less before you drive off into the frozen wilderness!" Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/green-transportation/car-engine-warm-up.aspx#ixzz308TFh142"
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Xavier Bonacorsiover 3 years
Québec, Quebec , Canada
Yeah ! no need for "warm-it-ups" anymore !