Having a block heater for your vehicle can be very beneficial. Investing in one will help your vehicle to be reliable when you will need to start it. If the temperatures are extremely cold, the starting of your vehicle will be affected. Ideally, it is best to keep your vehicle in a garage so it is out of the harsh winter weather. If you cannot put your car in, investing in a block heater is the most beneficial option.
Warming up the Car
By having a block heater, your car will be able to start more efficiently and easier in the winter. As the engine for the vehicle starts, it will start to pump the oil through the engine block. This then goes to lubricating the moving parts. As the temperatures drop and become colder, then the oil gets thick and will not flow like it otherwise should. When the oil flows slower, then the engine moving parts will start to wear out faster. This is because there is more friction that takes place. The engine coolant will also become warmer as well. Doing so also leads to a warmer engine and oil.
You may also notice that you are reducing the emissions from your vehicle as well. Block heaters can improve the fuel efficiency by as much as ten percent. This will help you to save money in fuel as you drive as well. Make sure that you bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. This is the best way to make sure that all the parts and components are working as they need to be. If there is any sign of an issue or problem, it is always best to contact us. Even if it is something small, it is best to have it inspected before it turns into a larger issue and costly repair.