Keeping your car warm during the winter

Being late for work, then dashing out to find your car is so cold it won’t start, is probably one of the most infuriating things modern man has to deal with. Fortunately, there are many measures you can take in order to keep your car warm during winter.

A large part of keeping your car warm during the winter months is in the preparation, and cautionary measures you can take as you notice the days getting shorter. Most guides to winterizing your car suggest replacing your wipers and wiper fluid long before you start feeling the bite of winter. Wiper blades can become dangerously fragile in the cold, and may eventually crack, becoming far less effective and having a negative impact on your visibility when driving.

Another good tip is to circulate air repetitively, turning the heater fan up to its highest speed once your engine has warmed up enough, then setting it to recirculation. This way, instead of drawing in the Arctic blasts from outside, you’re heating up air that is already slightly warm. If this isn’t clearing your wind shield from obstruction fast enough, pull down the sun visor, which will serve to deflect more warm air towards the glass.

If you’re just looking for another accessory for your car, there are a number of technologies that can help your car warm up. Remote starter systems are one such accessory which have been becoming more popular in recent years. These are available from most electronics outlets, and after installation sync up with your car’s ignition, offering you a convenient way to warm up your vehicle without losing limbs to frostbite!