2008 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 1500 miles
I have just bought a brand new civic. I also got a remote starter with the car. Allowing me to start the engine from quite a distance. I liked the idea but I was not sure what it was excally designed for, the actual purpose. The answer I continually get is that it allows your engine to start up and warm up. Giving time for the oil to warm up and get thrown around to keep the engine lubricated. Assuming that this is only needed during winter time when the oil is actually stiffer after sitting inside a cold car for a while. I was wondering if there is a difference between starting your car and letting the engine run for 20 min as opossed to starting it up and driving away? Is it better for the engine to allow it to run first? Is there any difference?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, January 8th, 2008 AT 2:06 PM