# 11 ) if you live in a cold climate (eastern ontario is a good example) use a block heater during the coldest part of the season .
the engine oil will stay more fluid , your car will warm up more quickly .
# 12 ) don't warm up your engine by letting the car idle for more than about 20-30 seconds . start your car and once the idle speed is correct , drive off SLOWLY - but even better is to follow rule # 11 .
# 13 ) if you are living in a cold climate , PLEASE keep a spare jug of winter windshield-washer antifreeze in your trunk .
and PLEASE brush off the snow from the windows BEFORE you drive off - you might notice that there are other cars on the road .