Food delivery driver: Shut the car off or leave it running each time?
A) shut the car off each time I do a drop off and again back to the diner or
B) leave the car running but then you have to worry about locking it each time.
If I go with A, should I expect to have to replace my battery, alternator and starter sooner than usual and more often? And anything else?
I can't remember where I read it but I read that 10 secs of idle is equal to one car start.
If I go with B, obviously it will use more gas in the long run but does it make it a huge difference? Especially come winter. Is it best to leave the car running? Starts are much harder in the winter. But gas is super expensive right now, costs me $85-90 to fill up from red.
I find it a pain to have to reach in my pocket for my compustar remote to lock when my hands are full carrying food.
I often see some drivers just park in the middle of the road with newer SUVs and hop out with the car still running. Anyone can just jump in and take off with your car.
I just plan on doing this as a short term job for 1-2 years.