How can I get my car to heat up faster in the winter?

How do I heat the inside of my car faster in the winter?

  1. Turn on you ignition without starting the engine. This will cause the fuel pump to prime the engine.
  2. Start the car but do not turn the heater on right away. Though it is primed, you still have a cold engine, meaning everything else is also cold, including the air coming out of the vents. Turning on the heat immediately will also prolong the engine from getting hot, keeping your car colder longer.
  3. Next, idle the vehicle for about 30 seconds. This allows the heater core to produce warm air.
  4. You can now begin to drive. It is recommended to point the vent at the passenger’s chest first, followed by directing the heat towards your feet.

If you find that your car is still taking an abnormal time to heat up, you may want to bring it a Paul Campanella’s Auto & Tire Center for inspection.


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