Older car, cold weather?
December 11, 2009 8:12 AM Subscribe
My car's getting older, and I have recently moved to a new place with no garage. I'm worried about it starting in cold weather. More details inside!
posted by Richat to travel & transportation (13 answers total)
I've got a 2000 VW Golf, gasoline, not diesel. I've had a garage for years, and so never bothered with a block heater, which is pretty standard issue hardware in Northern Ontario.
I'm wondering, I suppose, if there is a better approach to the old block heater idea, which warms the oil in most I've seen. My battery is orginal as well. So far, at -15 celsius, the car's starting ok, but beginning to sound like it's not liking it too much.
Up here...we'll hit -25 to -35 Celsius (which is down to -31 F) eventually. Part of me would like to avoid a solution that means sucking electricity all night.