TOP VEHICLE FEATURES FOR THE WINTER
2/3/2023 - 9:00 AM
Unless you're someone who loves the winter months and enjoys everything that comes with it, you're probably counting down the days until spring arrives! While it's easy to simply stay inside to avoid the cold temperatures, at some point you have to go outside to drive to work or drive to get groceries. So here at Monicatti Auto Sales & Service, we have compiled a list of our favorite vehicle features to help make winter driving more bearable!
Our number one feature for dealing with the winter is remote start! Why sit in a freezing car when it could be nice and toasty warm before you even open the door? Simply hit the button from the warmth of your home and let your car do the work! Today, many vehicles come with remote start right from the factory. However, for those that don't, you can easily have an aftermarket kit added to give you this amazing feature!
HEATED WINDSHIELDS & MIRRORS
While you're more than welcome to stand out in the freezing cold, meticulously chipping away at the ice on your windows and mirrors, wouldn't you rather sit inside where it's warm and let your car do the work for you? These features are not only easier than scraping, but can even go hand in hand with the first feature on our list, the remote starter! Stay inside while your car not only warms up, but melts all the ice of your windows and mirrors as well!
4-WHEEL DRIVE OR ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
Depending on the length of your daily commute, driving with snowy & icy road conditions can be a daunting task. However, vehicles with 4WD (4-wheel drive) or AWD (all-wheel drive) can give you better control in bad weather and make your trip easier.
One of the most popular (and widely available) cold weather features are heated seats. Imagine watching the ice melt off your windshield and mirrors while your heated seat warms your backside. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
Speaking of heated surfaces, with a heated steering wheel, you can say good-bye to the days of driving with chilly fingers! This feature will keep your hands and fingers nice and warm during your winter travels!
DUAL-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROLS
This handy feature allows you to keep everyone in the vehicle comfortable and happy, while eliminating arguments! Each person can adjust it to their liking and no one has to argue over the temperature.
Having a good set of all-weather floormats can save your vehicle from the wear and tear of the colder months. These handy accessories help to keep the snow, salt and ice from collecting in the carpeting of your vehicle. Plus, keep them around for the warmer months and they'll also protect your vehicle from dirt, mud, water and other messy things!
The main purpose of fog lights is to help illuminate the road directly in front of your vehicle. This can be especially helpful during rainy, foggy or snowy conditions.