Do I Need to Warm Up My Kia in the Winter?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 4:44 pm
2019 Kia Sorento in the snow

Brrrrrr! It is really cold here in Pennsylvania right now! And we all dread having to go outside into the cold to go anywhere. If we do not have a garage, our Kia will be cold as well. Many of us remember growing up and our parents warming up the vehicle for several minutes before driving away. But do we need to do that in today’s age?

Do Modern Vehicles Need to Be Warmed Up in the Winter?

To put it simply, no. Technology has been advanced enough where modern vehicles are able to drive with a cold engine. Warming up a vehicle for several minutes only burns fuel, which can take a hit on your billfold.

However, many drivers do choose to warm up their vehicle for just a minute or two in order to make the cabin a little more comfortable. The amount of time that it takes to scrape off your windshield and other windows will suffice.

How Can I Make My Kia Survive the Winter Season?

Those cold temperatures that occur during polar vortexes can be especially harsh on vehicles, but your Kia can stay dependable all season long when you bring it to us here at Performance Kia. Our technicians can test and replace the battery, along with topping off fluids, repairing the thermostat, switching your current tires for winter-grade ones, and more. To learn more and to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.

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