Monthly Archives: January 2016

Is It Necessary, Or Even Safe, To Warm Up Your Car During the Cold Months?

Now that the temperature is really starting to drop, it’s more tempting than ever to step outside a bit earlier than usual – just to “warm up” your car before it’s time to go.

But is idling your car until it’s warm worth the negative side effects? And is this even the best way to get your car warm on the inside?

In reality, vehicles are designed with cold temperatures in mind and do not need to be “warmed up.” In fact, actually driving your car will warm up the various components (such as your oil and engine) faster than idling would.

Plus, idling your car not only wastes gasoline – and therefore, money – but also, frequent, prolonged idling can damage the engine and its components, lead to failure of the catalytic converter, and contribute disproportionately to pollution.

As long as your car is less than 20 years old, it’s a safe bet that your engine, oil, etc. will only need about 30 seconds of “warming up,” and your vehicle’s interior will be cozy and snug faster than you would expect.

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New 2017 Nissan GT-R Spy Shots Capture Vehicle While Testing

Looking forward to the upcoming 2017 Nissan GT-R? Based on the GT-R’s legendary history, we sure are! And luckily for us, the new Nissan GT-R was recently caught in testing in California, offering a sneak peek of the vehicle.

Of course, the test model is covered in a camouflage tarp, but the major changes to its cosmetic shape are easy to spot. The model appears to include a new front fascia with a bolder air intake under the grille, as well as new taillights.

The images unfortunately do not reveal the inner workings of the model – of course – which have yet to be announced. Many are suggesting that the vehicle will run on at least a 3.8-liter V6 engine and get at least 545 horsepower.

Hopefully, Nissan will release more official data on the new Nissan GT-R and more pictures, but until then, we’ll have to be content with these 2017 Nissan GT-R spy shots.

And if you’re interested in checking out a Nissan model already available and on the lot, don’t hesitate to visit us anytime at Cronic Nissan.