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4 Features To Look For In Your Next Car If You Live In A Cold Environment

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If you live somewhere where cold weather is no stranger during the winter time, you are going to want to purchase a vehicle that is equipped to handle the cold weather while keeping your comfortable at the same time. 

Remote Start

If you live somewhere where freezing temperatures are the norm in the winter time, you either have to run out, start your car up, come back inside and wait for it to warm up or drive a car where you can see your breath for the first thirty minutes. If you don't like having to go outside to warm up your car, or you don't enjoy driving a cold vehicle, look for a vehicle with a remote start.

A remote start will allow you to turn your vehicle on from the comfort of your home. This will allow you more time to get ready, and will ensure that your vehicle is warmed up and ready to go when you are.

Heated Seats

Another nice benefit to have when you live in a cold climate are heated seats. Cold leather can add to the overall chill outside. When you sit down on a heated seat, the chill from outside is just melted away and replaced with comfort. Heated seats are not a must, but they are a nice feature to have when you live somewhere with lots of cold weather.

All-Weather Tires

Next, be sure to check out the tires that come with the vehicle. You are going to want to purchase a vehicle that either comes with all weather tires or comes with a set of winter tires. That way, you know you have tires that will give you the traction you need when you get on the road. 

Heated Side Mirrors

It can be difficult to scrape ice off of your side mirrors. A vehicle with heated side mirrors is great for cold climates. With heated side mirrors, you never have to worry about forgetting to scrape the ice off your side mirrors or about your mirrors getting foggy when you drive.

Windshield Wiper De-Icers

All vehicles come with a defrost button to help clear up your windshield. Some vehicles though come equipped with special sensors for deicing your windshield wipers. Extra heat will be emitted where your windshield wipers are located, allowing them to de-ice. This is especially nice if your wiper sticks to your windshield in the winter. 

These features are not required but will make your next vehicle more comfortable to drive. To learn more, contact a dealership like Audi Brooklyn.