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Warming up your car engine before driving helps maintain its performance and extend its service life. Behind the Wheel experts tested the myth that modern cars consume more fuel than older models.

Alexey Revin said that there really is a difference. Based on the experiment, it turned out that cars equipped with engines with Euro-5 environmental class spend approximately 4 liters per hour to warm up the engine. Whereas cars with Euro-4 are only 2.5 liters.

The thing is that part of the fuel in more modern engines is oxidized in the catalytic converter to speed up engine warming up. This part cleans the exhaust after warming up. At the same time, according to measurements, on average the same amount of fuel is spent on warming up, it just happens faster in cars with a higher environmental class.

Previously, experts told how to extend the life of the battery and what not to do so as not to harm the car. They also gave their opinion on when to buy a battery to save money.

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