Car Seat Heater Beats the Cold

I Hate the Cold

I hate the cold, yet I love winter snow, did I also say I'm not a morning person?

Nothing is worse than getting into a cold car in the morning to drive to work. So how do I survive the Nebraska cold winter mornings. This year I did not have to freeze my fanny off now when driving to work. My very thoughtful husband gave me a heated car seat cushion for my birthday last fall and it is WONDERFUL!

Yes, that needed capitals and bold, and the exclamation mark, because a warm tush is a happy tush.

Yes I'm a winter wuss, but I love the other seasons in Nebraska so I stay. It's the little things in life that are luxuries, like a car seat warmer.

If your car did not come equipped with electric heated seats don't despair. You can get the same warmth and comfort in your automobile for a lot less than paying for a factory installed heated seat.

Heated Car Seat

If your car did not come equipped with electric heated seats don't despair. You can get the same warmth and comfort in your automobile for a lot less than paying for a factory installed heated seat.

This heated seat cushion is easily installed in less than five minutes, stretch cords securely fasten under the front seat and around the back. The heat is supplied by plugging in the cord to the cigarette charging plug-in on the dash or console.

My heated seat cushion has a dual control, high and low, and within just a few minutes I feel a radiating warmth on my legs and into my lower back. By the time I'm on the highway (10 minutes) I'm turning the heat to low as I've gotten a little toasty. Halfway through my 35 minute commute the car heater is finally catching up and I'm peeling off my gloves and scarf.

By the time I get to work I'm warm, toasty, and in a good mood. Next year, a remote start.

Car Emergency Kit

AAA 65-Piece Winter Severe Weather Travel Kit
AAA 65-Piece Winter Severe Weather Travel Kit

All winter car survival travel kit. This should be in the trunk of every car that travels during the cold winter months.

The most trusted name in travel AAA has put together this Lifeline First Aid LLC 65 Pieces AAA Severe Weather Road Kit which includes: road flares, flashlight and batteries, survival blankets, fleece clothing, hand warmers, a shovel, and of course a first aid kit.

 

Winter Emergency Gear for the Car

Every car should be equipped with emergency supplies and equipment. During the winter the list should also include cold weather gear such as a survival blanket and emergency heat supplies. Getting stuck in a snow drift on the highway can be fatal and if you or your family has to sit for hours before getting rescued.

In Nebraska having blankets, flashlights, water, and a heat source is not only only smart, but essential during our cold winters.

My kids have all created "bug out" bags, or as my oldest called it, his "Zombie Survival Kit", yes I know it's extreme, but he reminded me that the interest in Zombies has also caused people his age to keep emergency supplies in the trunk of their car.


Hand Warmers - HotSnapZ Reusable Round & Pocket Warmers
Hand Warmers - HotSnapZ Reusable Round & Pocket Warmers

These reusable gel heat packs are good for keeping your hands warms. Place in your pockets, inside gloves or even in your socks or boots to keep your feet warm.

Hunters and outdoor enthusiasts use these all the time in the winter, it makes outdoor sporting much more enjoyable.

 
Lenmar DC Auto Duplicator- Cigarette socket Splitter adapter plug with four (4)12V DC car charger
Lenmar DC Auto Duplicator- Cigarette socket Splitter adapter plug with four (4)12V DC car charger

How do you plug in your seat warmer, cell phone and other electronics into one socket? With this socket splitter for your cigarette socket.

Make sure to keep your car engine running so the battery does not go dead. That's the last thing you need when you're stranded.

 

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 Last updated on October 9, 2014

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What are other tips for staying warm in winter? 20 comments

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Brite-Ideas 11 months ago from Toronto, Canada Level 7 Commenter

our car seat heaters stopped working, what a great idea (never thought of it)


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Corrinna-Johnson 11 months ago from BC, Canada Level 3 Commenter

I need one of these! I hate being cold, especially in the car.


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flycatcherrr 11 months ago

I say a little prayer of thanks for a toasty tush every time I get in the car in winter. :) If my seat heaters ever stopped working, I'd have to get one of these seat cushions 'pdq' - it is truly remarkable what a difference a heated car seat can make to your comfort level.


getmoreinfo 11 months ago

This is really interesting, and a great invention for staying warm while driving in the winter months.


zakudomm 11 months ago

thank


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Skin-Health 11 months ago

Great idea to have a heated seat installed. I am still debating with my wife over a remote starter.


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Jerzimom 11 months ago from Ladysmith, WI Level 4 Commenter

Now that's a good idea! Thanks for sharing!


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David Stone1 11 months ago from New York City Level 6 Commenter

Layers, layers, layers help you enjoy all the great outdoors in winter. I'll stay in when it's really nasty, but most days, I like to get some outside time. I once got so tired of being stuck inside during frigid weather, that I went out running when the temperature was in single digits and finished with icicles hanging from my hair.

By the way, many years ago, when I lived in Buffalo and dreamed of a product like this one, I used to call the fantasy product "bun warmers."


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Merrci 11 months ago from Oregon's Southern Coast Level 7 Commenter

How clever that there is a portable heater! Great idea for snow country. All of the products you suggest look good to have. You're probably getting a lot of use out of it right now too! Great lens.


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ThreeQuarters2Day 11 months ago from Nebraska Hub Author

@Merrci: Getting a lot of use out of all of them. I have pocket hand warmers, two car seat heaters in two cars and a split cigarette car charger. The drive in my sons Jeep this morning was a little nippy.


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GrammieOlivia 11 months ago from Toronto Level 6 Commenter

I have a remote car starter and love it! Just need to remember to turn the fan up high and the heat too! Then leave the car for the night and when morning comes, a few minutes before I need to go, CLICK, the car is started and the heat is on high! But without that, I would go for these seat warmers for sure......


zakudomm 11 months ago

Good


seonewsblogs12 11 months ago

so nice love u


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PaigSr 11 months ago from State of Confussion Level 4 Commenter

I have a friend that has these build into his car. They work in every seat but the drivers. This will be based on as a possible fix for him.


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JoanieMRuppel54 11 months ago from Keller, Texas Level 2 Commenter

My daughter moved to Nebraska in August and is experiencing her first real winter as she is a native Texan. This is a great idea that I will pass on to her! BTW, I have a built in seat heater that was a required option in my new car - even though I live in Texas! I love it!


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ThreeQuarters2Day 11 months ago from Nebraska Hub Author

@JoanieMRuppel54: I hope she is enjoying Nebraska, the rest of the seasons are really nice and it's cooler in Nebraska during the summer than in Texas.


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evelynsaenz1 11 months ago from Royalton Level 1 Commenter

Great idea! Car seat heaters or Bun Warmers are just what we need here in Vermont on those winter cold mornings.


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DebMartin 11 months ago Level 2 Commenter

Love the idea. I need one for my living room more than my car. lol


zakudomm 11 months ago

Buy


zakudomm 11 months ago

Love

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