Waiting for your car to heat up during the winter takes time and requires you to sit in a chilly vehicle for longer. Your car didn’t come with seat warmers, but can you add them?
Yes! You can add car seat warmers to your vehicle, but it’s not as simple as it sounds. You’ll have to purchase a seat heating kit and install it into your car.
Since the seat warmer installation process is complicated, it’s best to consult with professionals. Experts can also make sure that heated seats are right for your car. They do so by making these considerations:
Type of Vehicle
The first factor that affects whether or not you can add seat warmers is the type of vehicle you own. Adding heated seats to cars with leather and vinyl seats is no issue.
So, can you install seat warmers in cloth seats? Technically yes, but you have to purchase seat covers that are compatible with the heaters.
Having seat warmers installed on cloth seats is less expensive than adding heaters to leather seats, but the process is similar.
The time it takes to install seat warmers will depend on the make and model of the car, among other factors. For a professional with experience, it takes about two hours to install seat warmers.
There are different sizes of aftermarket seat heaters to fit various seat sizes. Some kits are designed for larger seats while others are made for small seats.
An installer can help you choose the right size for your needs or you can measure your car seats on your own.
Type of Heater
There are two types of car seat heaters. You can choose between:
- Carbon fiber
Infrared heaters heat up faster and emit a red glow when heating. Carbon fiber heaters take longer to heat up but will stay hot for longer periods of time.
Each heater type comes with its own pros and cons so you’ll have to decide which factors are more important to you.
Aftermarket seat heaters are cost-effective and safe options when they are properly installed.
DIY Seat Warmer Installation Risks
You will have to pay installation costs when you hire a professional to install seat warmers. For a lot of vehicle owners, this cost is well worth it to avoid the risks that come with DIY seat warmer installation.
Installing heated seats involves electrical wires that need to be placed a certain way to avoid damage to the car. If you have a problem with the wiring, you could be dealing with these issues:
- Damage to the seat
- Damage to the car
- Damage to car sensors
- Fire or electrical damage
Unless you are well equipped in dealing with vehicle electrical wiring, outsource this job to experts.
Stay Warm With Car Seat Warmers!
As the winter approaches, staying warm is likely to be on your mind. Don’t freeze any longer while waiting for your car to heat up, install seat warmers!
Aftermarket car seat warmers are cost-effective, safe, and can keep you comfortable on your drives.
Let the pros handle your installation so you can avoid damage to your vehicle. Contact us today or visit our location for services.