Categories: News

Chase away the cold! A parking heater is good for people, engines and the environment -

Winter is just around the corner. If you don't feel like scratching in the freezing cold in the morning, it is possible to install a parking heater in your car (some more expensive cars already have it). But how does such a thing work?

A parking heater is actually a kind of small central heating boiler in your car, which you can switch on at a time of your choosing. It sucks in air and some fuel, which is then ignited. The cool interior air then passes through a heat exchanger and is led back into the cabin. The passenger compartment is nice and warm when you get in and there is no ice on the windows anymore.

The combustion engine is already preheated

An additional advantage is that the combustion engine is also preheated with the warm air. In this way, the block reaches its ideal operating temperature soon after starting, which improves fuel consumption during the first kilometers. It is even so much more beneficial that it compensates for the small amount of petrol (or diesel) you need for the parking heater.


Compare your car insurance

Compare your car insurance now and receive a 20% discount on all car insurance through UnitedConsumers! This way you save up to € 175.00 per year.

Parking heater good for the engine and the environment

The greatest wear on an engine occurs immediately after a cold start, when the engine oil does not yet lubricate sufficiently. A parking heater therefore contributes to the lifespan of a combustion engine. Furthermore, the environment also benefits somewhat from a parking heater. Because a preheated engine significantly reduces harmful emissions.

What does a parking heater consist of?

What is involved in installing a parking heater? And what parts does the device actually consist of? First, there is the stove itself. It must be mounted in a strategic position so that it does not melt plastic parts or affect the crumple zone.

An additional fuel line must then be professionally installed from your fuel tank to the parking heater. Also required are an additional coolant pump (to pump the cooling water around when the engine is not running), an exhaust system for the heater itself, air intake hoses, and electrical connections to the car's on-board electrical system.

Operating the parking heater in the car

A control element is required to switch the heater on and off. You have several options for this. The simplest option is a clock in the car, which starts the heater at a programmed time. The second option is a wireless remote control, with which the heater can be switched on. The third option is control via smartphone.

This post was last modified on October 17, 2023 8:16 am


Dreamer is what I am, but unlike many, I struggle to make my dreams come true. I own, seo, admin and site editor. I am a father, married, Christian, Northeastern/Brazil and Libran. I love cars <3

Recent Posts

  • Modification

Lexus "LS" facelift! "RC F" adds limited edition of 25 units "Enthusiast" and "Emotional Touring" special cars

table of contents●Released the “LS” facelift and the “RC F” special car●"LS" facelift model and… Read More

12 hours ago
  • News

Suzuki "Swift" has received a major facelift, and all models use 3-cylinder engines! Will the new model be launched in December?

table of contents●A "Swift" camouflaged car was seen in Japan, quietly moving in Japan? Is… Read More

12 hours ago
  • News

Why the Suzuki Swift (2024) makes us happy and you probably too -

Suzuki is a sympathetic brand that never does crazy things. With a new Suzuki Swift… Read More

1 day ago
  • News

Test Renault Espace vs. Seat Tarraco: where one 7-seater SUV fails, the other scores -

The Renault Espace (2023) is brand new and has undergone a transformation from MPV to… Read More

1 day ago
  • News

When buying a car at the end of the year, take advantage of the arrival of China’s Mitsubishi “magic machine”! Good deals are still being extended

This month, China Mitsubishi continues to extend its good "nothing left behind" car purchase discount… Read More

2 days ago
  • Test Drive

[First-hand test drive]Metrostar EQE 350 4Matic SUV

●Suggested selling price starts from 3.58 million yuan ●Cruising range 549kn (WLTP) ●Original factory warranty… Read More

2 days ago

We use cookies to ensure better usability on our site.

Read More