Cold weather can rob your vehicle of efficiency and performance.
During the Trucks.com Winter Adventure Drive the Ford F-150 had a remote start button on its key fob that allowed the truck to start and warm up its engine without braving below-zero temperatures. The Tesla smartphone app served to remote start the Model X and monitor its interior temperature and activate its heated seats.
WHAT WE LEARNED:
Starting the vehicle in advance allows it to warm up, helping it reach optimal efficiency temperature that would otherwise drain because of the cold. Some manufacturers include mobile apps that also activate interior heating and heated seats, making for a pleasant welcome.