Hey Northerners... what would you recommend, block heaters or a remote starter setup.
Let me give you some background: I may have to spend a winter(move possibly to even) in the great white north taking care of elderly relatives.
I'm no rookie with cold weather even though I've lived in the South for a very long time. I have used block heaters, inline coolant heaters, oil pan heaters and even dipstick heaters(for the oil not the driver ).
50/50 chance of if there is a garage to park the Caddy in, so going with No for now. Wife wants a remote starter, but to honest with all the horror stories from people including relatives (SIL has destroyed a couple vehicle electronics with high end systems pro installed) I am leaning towards block heaters for ease of installation, not harming my car and cost(read cheap SOB). I have no problem plugging my car in but the wife would forget(she has already left with plug still connected). If you recommend a remote system, what brand? I have no problem installing any system myself either.
Another question for block heater fans: use the stock style or inline coolant. I love my inline on my truck, it defrosts the frt window a little just by convection. I know the N* is considerable different design and the thermo is in the bottom hose and therefor will be a less than ideal candidate for inline type. Looking forward to your comments.
Next time snow tire discussions....