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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.

Hi there. At first glance, it appears that there is nothing wrong with your car. In general, it takes anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes for a vehicle to reach peak operating temperature - which on a temperature gauge is around the middle of the gauge. I’d say you’re doing a great job maintaining your car. Keep up the good work and let us know if you have any symptoms so we can help.

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