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In winter, turn off heater during first 5 min

In the winter, using the heater/defroster immediately after startup may delay the engine's full warm-up to its optimum fuel efficient temperature by a few min. If you have heated seats, turn them on and turn off the heater for the first couple miles or 5 min., so that the engine may warm up faster. Also, don't let the engine run for a few minutes before driving off. Start, buckle up, put on sunglasses and check mirrors, then drive moderately for a few minutes. This tip works especially well on hybrids.

posted by HuskyNuda on February 2, 2013

this tip works for 80% of voting Fuelly members.

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