The majority of vehicles sold in Alberta have a block heater pre-installed because they’re necessary in our climate. Most vehicle engines and batteries can handle cold temperatures until the thermometer hits -15°C. At that point, a block heater helps to make sure your car starts.
Want to learn more? Our AMA Insider magazine sat down with one of our auto experts to find out what’s happening on the other end of that little black cord that lets your car start on the coldest Alberta days.