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Car Seat Heater Beats the Cold

Updated on October 9, 2014

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.


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      zakudomm 4 years ago


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      DebMartin 4 years ago

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

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      Evelyn Saenz 4 years ago from Royalton

      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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      Dawn Romine 4 years ago from Nebraska

      @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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      Joanie Ruppel 4 years ago from Keller, Texas

      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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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      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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      seonewsblogs12 4 years ago

      so nice love u

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      zakudomm 4 years ago


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      GrammieOlivia 4 years ago

      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......

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      Merry Citarella 4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      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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      David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

      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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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

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

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      Skin-Health 4 years ago

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

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

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

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      flycatcherrr 4 years 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.

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      Corrinna Johnson 4 years ago from BC, Canada

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

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

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