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Old 01-30-2019, 10:26 PM
Location: The 719
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Originally Posted by Miss Hepburn View Post
Puffing for newbies is warming up your car unattended. (Why don't they call it 'Warming", lol)

I don't get why I couldn't run my car in my own driveway (set back, even) with the doors locked.
That doesn't make sense to me...my property, right?
Would someone break a window to drive away with it at 8am in the freezing cold in a residential neighborhood?
Who's walking around or driving by looking for locked cars running?
I transport an older sister...it's gotta be warmed up in there!

A rant...there is no real answer. (not getting one of those auto starts)
I have the auto start.

I start my truck from inside my home, which is really nice, especially on a cold morning. I also have seat and seatback warmers. It takes a key in the ignition to do anything with it.

They work.

Oh, garages work too.
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Old 01-31-2019, 08:43 AM
Location: Black Forest, CO
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In the news already....https://www.kktv.com/content/news/BR...505103381.html
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Old Yesterday, 11:49 PM
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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Unattended idling vehicles are at much greater risk for theft. This is the primary reason "puffing" is illegal. But it does also waste gas & increases pollution. If you have access to an outdoor 110v outlet you can install a block heater in your engine. These circulate & warm the coolant in the engine so the engine is already warm when you first start it. Plug it into a timer and you can set hours of operation (for example from 2am-6am before leaving for work) to save even more energy. If you don't have access to an outlet consider investing in better cold weather clothing. Sure a hell of a lot cheaper than a stolen vehicle.
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