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How to stay warm in your car
With the official start of winter quickly approaching, harsh weather is becoming a regular obstacle for drivers. Beyond the piles of snow and icy roads, the cold itself can become a potentially hazardous condition for those desperately seeking warmth. Here are some car travel tips for staying warm in your car this winter.
If it takes 10 or 15 minutes for your car's engine to warm up, consider purchasing a remote car starter. These simple devices are becoming more common in modern vehicles and allow you to start your car from the warmth of your home (provided it's in sight) - perfect for getting a jump on those cold morning commutes.
After a night out in the freezing cold, your car's steering wheel can feel like a block of ice - making holding on with both hands especially difficult. Purchase a thick pair of winter driving gloves to ensure maximum control while navigating the snowy roads.
Park in the sun
Despite the frozen scenery all around you, the sun will still provide an ample amount of warmth in the winter months. When driving around during the day, make sure to park in direct sunlight to keep your vehicle relatively warm while making a pit stop.