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Common theory questions

Should you let the engine pre-heater be on for as long as possible before starting the engine?

No, leaving the engine pre-heater on longer than recommended only results in unnecessary energy consumption

Connection times

  • Below -15 °C: 1.5 hours pre-heating
  • 0 °C: 1 hour pre-heating
  • 10 °C: 30 minutes pre-heating

Engine pre-heaters should not be used at temperatures above +10 °C.

Using an engine pre-heater is a simple way to minimise negative environmental effects. A preheated engine consumes less fuel than a cold one and also produces a smaller amount of exhaust emissions. During short journeys, especially, there is a big difference between driving away with a cold and a hot engine.