Chana Weisenberg (Marlborough, Massachusetts) - 1994 Mercury Tracer
Chana’s calling about her first car, a hand-me down from her Dad. Dear old dad says she needs to warm the car 20 minutes before driving on cold mornings. Chana’s husband says it’s dangerous to let the car idle like this because it could catch on fire. Who’s right? Tom and Ray say neither! On extremely cold mornings, it’s fine to let the car warm up for a minute or two but 20 minutes is excessive. In more moderate temperatures you can just get in and drive.