Here’s an item that could be an episode of “Mythbusters” (or maybe it has been – I don’t watch it that often). If you’ve ever lived up North, or still do part of the year, you may have got in the habit of “warming up your car” by letting it idle for long periods. You may even think that warming up the engine before driving is doing your vehicle a favor.
Actually, because of engine efficiency and modern fuel injection (and the elimination of carburetors and chokes) the only possible reason to idle your car is to get the oil circulating, but that only takes 30 seconds. And here in Florida there’s no reason to “warm up” your car at all. I know, I’m preaching to the choir.
You can read all about it here.
And I also wanted to remind you about the Michelin Tire deal that’s going on right now. Buy a set of 4 Michelins at Gatto’s and get a $70 Rebate. That’s pretty sweet. And with that purchase you get tires that are backed up by Michelin’s new PROMISE PLAN.
Check this out:
30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee
Available on all MICHELIN passenger and light truck replacement tires. If you’re not 100% satisfied, bring the tires and original sales receipt back to the place of purchase within 30 days for a new set of tires.
3-Year Flat Tire Changing Assistance
A qualified service professional will change your flat or provide towing at no charge. In case of a flat tire, simply call 1-888-553-4327 and a qualified professional will change the tire or provide towing up to 150 miles for free. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in the U.S. and Canada.
Limited Mileage Warranty
MICHELIN passenger and light truck tires (replacement and original equipment) are covered by a limited warranty for tread wear.
See Michelin limited mileage warranties
Michelins are always a great deal and with the PROMISE PLAN they’re even better.
So what have we learned? First, idle cars are the devil’s playground (to paraphrase) and you Gotta Go to Gatto’s for a new set of Michelins, get a $70 Rebate and the PROMISE PLAN.
Drive carefully and I’ll see you at Gatto’s.