There’s nothing cozier for winter driving than settling down into a warm car seat when the temperature is below zero. Cold seats can cause back pain and muscle stiffness, and while most of the new vehicles manufactured today are built with in-seat heating, but if you don’t have heated seats, there are heated seat covers available in local auto part stores. These portable heated seats typically plug into the auxiliary power output and have automatic timers for shut-off. They work the same way electric blankets to provide warmth, and are make an excellent addition to your winter emergency pack.
It’s easy to tell if your seat heater is broken because it won’t warm up with a push of the button. Check for a quick fix by consulting your owner’s manual to find the fuse box. Check and replace blown fuses. Examine the plug connecting the seat to the wiring to check for corrosion and use an electrical tester to confirm voltage on either side of the switch. If you don’t want to deal with a DIY job and it’s still not working, we can troubleshoot and fix it for you. Book an appointment with us and our service advisor will provide the details and costs for heated seat repairs. It’s possible the computer module might need a reset, or the unit may need to be replaced. We’ll check the memory seat control module for trouble codes, and repair the problem to prepare your vehicle for comfortable winter driving.
From the team at Advance Auto Service in Kamloops