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Should I Warm Up My Car's Engine In The Winter?

Posted by Poquet Auto on Jan 9, 2017 4:36:38 PM

In the past, the common practice was to “gear up and let it idle to warm up my car’s engine.” However, contrary to this former best practice, this strategy does not prolong the life of your engine. In fact, it strips oil away from the engine's cylinders and pistons.

In an internal combustion engine, pistons compress a mixture of air and vaporized fuel within each of the engine’s cylinders. The mixture is then ignited to create a combustion event, like a small, controlled explosion that powers the engine.

But, when your engine is cold, the gasoline is less likely to evaporate and create the correct ratio of air and vaporized fuel for these small explosions. Engines with electronic fuel injection have sensors that compensate for the cold by pumping more gasoline into the mixture. The engine continues to run this way until it heats up to about 40 degrees.

Fun Facts About the History of Cars [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Poquet Auto on Aug 6, 2015 5:00:27 AM

The first car engine was patented in 1879 by German inventor Karl Benz. Though not fully built until 1886, the first car, the Benz Patent Motorwagen, was the first vehicle of its kind.

 Almost unrecognizable from cars today, automakers have seriously advanced the safety, efficiency, and aesthetic of our vehicles.

 Today’s vehicles are decked out with convenient, helpful features. From electric headlights to sunroofs and air conditioning, the infographic below takes a look back at how cars became the modern marvels we know today.

Here are 7 of its most interesting facts:

What Wikipedia Can't Tell You About Cars (infographic)

Posted by Poquet Auto on Aug 21, 2014 9:00:02 AM

Of course, Wikipedia does have a wealth of information on cars and automobiles. In fact, the page on automobiles spans a total of 6,500 words and covers

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