Originally Posted by Zeeky
I went ahead and scheduled my car to be looked at for a few issues, but you might raise a good point about the highway.
It has been cold here, and I never get on the highway to get to work...only stop and go traffic for about 7 miles. I specifically remember the focus being much warmer when I was on the highway for a trip the other day, so I will intentionally take it on the highway this weekend and see if that makes any difference.
I am not opposed to giving a car time to warm up, but I am not sure what good it does me if it takes it longer to heat up than I will be in the car. Normally 30 minutes is about as long as I am ever in any car I drive (most of the places I go are really close to me). Maybe my old car spoiled me? Normally within 8 minutes of turning her on she was pushing out fire.
In any case, it can't hurt to have it looked at with the other "agenda" items on Tuesday.
Out of curiosity, how is your coolant level?