How can you make a car heater work better?

What’s the best way to make a car heater work better? It’s the middle of winter and my car is freezing! I have no idea how to do it, but I need to make my heater to work better.

Nothing feels much worse than hopping in a freezing car for a morning commute. Luckily, you can use these tips to make your car heater work better:
  • Let your car warm up before you drive. Your heater takes the hot air from your engine and pushes it to the cabin. If you flip on the heater too fast, it’s like turning on an oven and leaving the door open. Let your engine warm-up before you turn on your heater.
  • Keep the heat off high. Since the heater gets hot air from the engine’s work, you can run out of it if you put the heater on high too quickly. Keep the heater on low or medium settings until you’ve been driving for a few minutes.
  • Use a high setting with a lower heat. Warming up the whole car is more effective than blasting hot air in one area. If you keep a lower heat setting with a higher fan setting, you’ll spread warm air all over the car!
If none of those tips work for you, you can always find cheap car space heaters online. You can plug them into your car charger, and they work like a charm!
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Joshua Levy
Answered on Nov 16, 2021

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