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That is why you should not let the engine warm up in winter

2022-01-12T08:58:45.944Z

That is why you should not let the engine warm up in winter Created: 01/12/2022, 09:48 AM Before you set off, you should clear the windows. It is a duty. © Ina Fassbender / dpa-tmn Start the engine and scrape the ice first? Is harmful to the environment and drains your wallet. Even if the view through the car windows is inadequate, there is a risk of fines. Allowing the car to warm up when it



That is why you should not let the engine warm up in winter

Created: 01/12/2022, 09:48 AM

Before you set off, you should clear the windows.

It is a duty.

© Ina Fassbender / dpa-tmn

Start the engine and scrape the ice first?

Is harmful to the environment and drains your wallet.

Even if the view through the car windows is inadequate, there is a risk of fines.

Allowing the car to warm up when it is cold

can be very expensive.

According to ADAC Berlin-Brandenburg, drivers can expect

a fine of up to 80 euros

if they switch on the engine and then, for example, first clear the windows of ice and snow in peace of mind.

According to the club, the regulation is intended to

avoid noise and exhaust emissions

.

If, on the other hand, the engine is warmed up, it reaches operating temperature more quickly and consumes less fuel.

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It

is still compulsory to clear the

windows before starting your journey .

According to the German Road Traffic Act (StVO), drivers are responsible for good visibility.

This includes: the

front and side windows must be clear

. Anyone caught with just a

peephole *

in the windshield faces a

fine of 10 euros

.

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: you can use this trick to de-ice your car window without an ice scraper

According to ADAC

, indicators, taillights, headlights, license plates, bonnet and the car roof must also be cleaned

.

Neither the following traffic nor your own view should be endangered by

falling snow

.

In order to protect the

environment

, the car club advises against using chemical de-icers.

(dpa / ahu) * tz.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

Source: merkur

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