How To Stay Warm When Your Car Heater is Out Of Order

Hand checking the car heater

As the weather turns chilly, you may find yourself using your car heater more, but what should you do if it suddenly stops working? If you crank up your vehicle on a cold morning and the heater doesn’t kick on, the best thing to do is schedule an appointment with your preferred service center. However, if your schedule won’t allow you to visit a qualified technician in the near future, there are things you can do to keep warm. Here are a few tips for staying warm when your vehicle’s heater is out of order.

Park in the Garage

If you’re going to be without a heater in your car for more than a single day, park in a garage or a covered area. The garage will likely be a few degrees warmer than being outside.

Cover Your Windshield

If you’re heater is out of order, so is your defroster. If your heater goes out in the dead of winter you should cover your windshield at night to avoid spending a lot of time scraping away ice the next morning.

Use Hand Warmers

Chemical hand warming packets can be a life-saver in this situations. You can purchase them in bulk and keep several in your vehicle. To keep your hands warm while you are driving, just place a hand warmer in each glove. You can also put them in a your pockets to keep your skin warm. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about them loosing their ability to keep you warm since they won’t activate until you take them out of the packaging.

Buy a Heater or Seat Cover

A step above hand warmers are heated seat covers that you can plug into your cars power outlet. You can find them for very affordable prices online, and enjoy full body warmth even when you car heater isn’t working.

Keep Blankets Handy

If there will be people riding in your back seat keep a few thick blankets handy for them as well. Even if you don’t normally have passengers, you might use them yourself.

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If you need your car heater repaired, schedule an appointment with Genesis Northwest and our service center team will get your vehicle warm and toasty again.

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