That time of year again, and I'm looking for options or opinions on different heaters to make it easier on the engine to start the car in the sub zero temperatures in Canada.
So far, I've found a few options as follows:
magnetic oil pan heaters. Supposedly a magnet heater that you stick on at night and remove before driving away.
Stick on pan heaters: stick them on once and then just plug in. Only downfall I can see is scraping them off on snow/ice but the front bash plate should take care of that.
Rad hose inline heaters: get stuck in the lower rad hose and are supposed to heat the coolant that then circulates through the system warming the engine.
Has anybody ever fit any of these? Or what other options are there to heat the engine up for winter starting?