I have a Mini Cooper Clubman S Diesel.
I think i remember hearing that short journeys can impact on the engine and a while back, women who just drove into town and did the school run had issues with their cars because of that.
I am lucky that my place of work for half of the week is only 400 yards away. I can not walk there because of the equipment I require. Although I also do other trips on other days
My questions are…
Can short journeys really impact on the engine?
If so, where abouts does it impact, so I can inform the garage when the vehicle is next serviced?
Is there a way of preventing this (warming the car up first/throwing in longer journeys/driving very slowly/keeping the engine cold)?