5. You're not giving your car enough time to warm up
Your oil doesn’t lubricate nearly as well when it’s cold, and all those parts in your engine are designed to operate within a certain temperature range. What happens when you start your car and drive away? You’re stressing everything under the hood when it’s at its most vulnerable moments.
New cars warm up much faster, thanks to environmental legislation, but you should still wait at least a minute before starting up and driving off.
6. You're driving with your ASS
Your car’s automatic start/stop system (ASS) is designed to make your car more environmentally friendly, and save you a few bucks at the fuel pump. Make no mistake: using it will cause premature wear on parts. Today’s cars have beefier starters to compensate for this, but if you take two brand new cars and disable the start/stop function of one and not the other, the one without the function will lead a longer and much happier life. However, your car will put out more greenhouse gas, so the choice is yours.