The answer to the age-old question depends on a few variables.

Now that a bomb cyclone has blanketed a decent chunk of the country with a coat of white powder and temperatures so low that existing anywhere outside of the confines of a heated structure is unfeasible, it’s a good time to answer an important question about our most favorite of heated structures: the automobile. Namely, should you warm your car up in winter? It’s a good time to ask too now that most automakers are installing remote start functions on their cars to make the process easier.

Either the push of a button on the key fob or a signal sent via a smartphone app is all it takes to bring a car to life, but the irony is that nowadays, cars simply don’t need the same kind of warming period that they once did.