And start-and-stop city driving is a bad thing
Are you sensing a trend here? As in many other facets of life, lubrication is key. “The hardest thing you do to your car is starting up the engine, it builds up a lubricant film on the parts. When the engine is going, that film is kind of kept there from the motion of the engine; when it stops, you don’t have that full of a film,’ says Findley. So when a car is driven in a city or town with lots of stop signs and red lights, all that braking and accelerating can take its toll.