How to Stay Warm in your Vehicle

Now that the cold weather temps are here, your daily commute can be frigid. In most cases your car will heat up in a few minutes...if you have a newer vehicle with a strong heater. But an older car's heater can go at any time, this is why it is so important to bring your vehicle in for a checkup before the frigid temps arrive. It would be better to find out about any problems while your car is in the shop, rather then being broken down on the side of the road in sub-zero weather. If your car's heater does break just as winter hits, it can be very frustrating, especially when the holiday season rolls in.�

If you must wait a few days or a week to get your vehicle into the shop, consider shortening or delaying any road trips you have as it's unsafe to drive in temps that are below freezing, especially without any warmth in your vehicle. There are a few ways to be prepared to stay warm in a vehicle without heat. These tips also come in handy in the unfortunate event that your vehicle gets stranded in the snow.
  • Safety is of utmost importance.Before you head out, be sure to inform any family or friends where you are headed so that they are aware and in case you need to call them in case of an emergency.�
  • With that said, be sure that your phone is fully charged at all times and kept in your pocket or in a warmer area of the vehicle.
  • Be sure to dress warm! Dressing in layers will help keep your body warm without major sweating.�
  • Before leaving, always pack healthy snacks and water to keep in your vehicle at all times. Your� body will still need to be hydrated and nourished especially if you are stuck for longer amounts of time.�

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