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While stopping at a red light, you must have noticed that if the rush is too much, some people shut off their car engines and sit back quietly. No, they are not stupid! They are actually giving more life to their car. Unnecessary idling kills your car slowly without you even knowing it!
Idling the car puts pressure on the modern fuel injection systems in today's cars. Idling was applied in cold or hot weathers when fuel injection wasn't prevalent in older cars. To keep the engine from stalling, people used to keep it running or it might not turn on.
But today, you don't need to do that! The idling you do on today's car burns precious fuel and leaves fuel residue on the cylinder walls that stick to it since the cylinders aren't moving as fast as they normally do. This contaminates the engine oil with carbon residue and makes your car's innards dirty.
If you drive more on the highway, idling never occurs, but in traffic jams, you tend to idle a lot, which puts immense heat on the engine. The best thing to do is to look at the timer on the traffic signal and turn off your car accordingly or keeping the car in neutral and giving some extra RPM to the car so that idling doesn't occur much.
If you really need the car to keep running with the AC on in summers, keep giving revs to the car so that the engine runs better and oil circulates inside the engine. Since India is a highly humid country, AC is always on, but try using it less often since it puts pressure on the car parts and you want to prolong the life of your car don't you?
1. Cleaning the interior and exterior. Your car can be a reflection of you. If you are messy, it will reflect on your car. If you decide to own one, make sure you take full responsibility of its cleanliness, not just the exterior but the interior parts too. Remember, others may get the chance to see it too. Also, not cleaning your car will only attract dirt and grime into it that when left for a long time can eventually cause a huge damage on your car. There are a lot of car cleaners in the market so it should not be an excuse for not cleaning your car.