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I drive about 10 miles a day. Car sits in garage. My temperature gage takes about five minutes to gradually move from C to mid range on dial and stays stable. On longer trips gage remains stable also. Coolant reservoir at max. No engine problems. No temperature gage movement past mid range. Do I have a problem. Vehicle serviced recently, oil change, air filter. Coolant changed 2 years ago. Do I have a problem.

My car has 106000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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