quote: however I'm concerned with one fundamental issue which could cause premature engine wear. When I first started learning about cars many moons ago, I learned that 70% of engine wear happens at start-up and that once an engine is operating at its normal temperature, its rate of wear & tear is minimized during steady conditions (such as freeway/highway cruising). Furthermore, I learned that you don't really waste a lot of gas idling at stop unless you're idling for several minutes (and that you idle for maybe 15-20 seconds on an average stop light). Anyone have any thoughts on this?
quote: - And regarding FUD, I'm all for technological advancements but I interpret each and every innovation with a jaundiced eye. Case in point:
quote: @ Boingo Twang - Relax there before you burst a blood vessel; I was honestly asking because you're correct, my archaic vehicle (by your standards) doesn't have a fuel monitoring device. I guess to rephrase my point/question, would you incur more/same/less engine wear & tear if you manually turned off and then manually started up your engine at every stop light?