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Old 10-31-2011, 05:18 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Piwoslaw View Post
I try to park facing towards the sun. That way the reflective windshield cover keeps most of the heat out, and keeps the engine bay slightly warmer. In the summer I prefer shade, but also facing the sun with the windshield cover deployed.
Yes. In the Texas summer this is important - you can only use the reflective cover on that one window, so face it where the worst heat gain would be.

Watch the traffic patterns before you start up. You can often exit the lot and get be on your way with not stops if you time it right.

Automatic transmission - turn the car off, then shift to P. Saves a second or two of idling.
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