2012 3 door manual Kia Rio SLS in Graphite
I have a manual 2012 Rio hatch with push start ignition and I would appreciate educated opinions on whether long term deliberate stalling of the car could potentially damage the engine in any way. The reason why I ask is because the push start ignition has an annoying quirk whereby if you push the button to turn off the engine, the accessory power also turns off and the interior lights illuminate. I find this annoying because sometimes I like to sit in the car to listen to the radio if a good song is playing or if I am waiting to pick someone up. I also don’t want the interior lights to turn on when I am not ready to leave. I have realised that if I deliberately stall the car that the power remains on and the lights do not illuminate which is why I am canvassing opinions if this is advisable practice. If it is causing damage to the engine then I suppose I will have no other option other than turning the engine off normally and pushing the button again to turn on the radio and manually switching the interior lights off.