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Best settings to warm your car fastest in winter?

Hey everyone, tried searching for this but couldn't find the best set of words to use.

I'm curious what the best/fastest way is to heat your car up in the winter. Right now I usually just have it on high and hit auto. Once the car engine is warm enough that the auto starts blasting, I switch it to blowing hot air at my feet and the chest level fans (whereas auto seems to either do just feet or feet and defroster).

I was curious if there was a better way or general winter warming tips.


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Start the car, let it idle for 30 seconds, then start driving gently until up to normal operating temperature. Put the air on recycle until the windows start fogging up, then switch it to fresh air. Keep the fan speed on auto. It's smart enough to not blast cold air in your face right after starting. If you have a butt warmer option, obviously switch that on.

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The faster the fan speed the cooler the air when in heat mode.

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Fastest way....................Install a block heater and have it run for 2hr before you leave in the morning.


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I just remote start my car every morning, 20 mins of warm up usually. Right now it's around +5C ambient, so when i get into the car the oil temp is around 60C.

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Id say just make sure your engine is warmed up for 3-4 minutes if you expect warm air to be available. Of course that time will depend on how cold it is. For me usually not colder than 10F. If it's taking longer than that under similar conditions you may have coolant problem (air bubble or clog in the system).

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I find the engine heats up faster if you dont turn on the heater right away. I usually turn on my heat after 3-4 km driving
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