If you don’t have heat in your car and you have to make a quick trip in the morning or late evening during this Harmattan season, you could be in for a very uncomfortable ride. Here are five ways to combat the cold in your car.
Try a heated travel mug
That hot cup of tea or coffee is ideal when you first get in your car, but if you don’t have heat, it will cool off very quickly. Keep your drink and your hands warm with a heated travel mug.
There are stainless steel cups that you can plug into your car’s power socket and they are able to maintain a temperature of 140° F, which is guaranteed to keep your beverage warm till you gulp it down.
Buy a plug-in seat warmer
Just because your car isn’t fancy enough to have built-in seat warmers (along with not having heat!), doesn’t mean you can’t have a warm seat. You can purchase an after-market seat cover to help thaw out and warm you and your car up while you drive to your destination of choice.
Start your vehicle early
Even if your car doesn’t have heat, if you start up your car about 10 to 15 minutes before you plan on getting in, the engine will add heat under the hood and with the fan turned on, it will warm up the inside of the vehicle by a few degrees.
Purchase a small heater
A portable heater for your car is going to save you this harmattan season. There are dashboard heaters that you can plug into your car’s power socket, directing heat to the front, top and all around the car, thanks to the high-powered fan, as well as two strategically placed vents that will target both the windshield and the inside of the car.