Winter weather in BC can get harshly cold. When you have to make your morning commute, it can be difficult to want to leave your warm toasty house when you know you have to get into a cold car. To keep you cozy this winter, remember these tips on how to warm your car up quickly.
Turn on your ignition, but don’t start your engine. Doing this will help you get hot air quickly, since the engine will be primed. When the engine is primed, it will produce heat quickly.
Idle for a bit. Once your engine is primed, you want to idle your vehicle for about 30 seconds to a minute. This will help the heater core produce warm air.
Time to go. Driving your car will actually help it warm up faster. That’s because your engine will warm up, allowing more hot air to pass into your cabin. Modern vehicles usually only need about 30 seconds to warm up, so you won’t have to suffer in the cold long.
Think about where you’re pointing the hot air. When your car is finally warmed up, you want to direct the warm air at you and your passenger’s chest to help your bodies warm up quickly. Then, once you’re warm again, direct the heat toward your feet, since heat rises.
Contact us here at O’Connor Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram for more tips on keeping your vehicle in peak condition during BC’s extreme winters.