It was bitter cold last night with temperatures in the single digits and wind chills below zero. It was not the kind of night when you want to jump in the car and just drive without warming up your car just a little bit.

In the old days, people would have to warm up their cars so they'd operate properly. Even though that's no longer necessary, most people still want to warm up their cars for the sake of comfort. Sometimes when I forget to warm up my car I'm already at the radio station before it even starts to get more comfortable.

Please don't laugh at me. I can't even believe I'm about to admit this in public, but I just learned something from my wife that is a total game-changer. Apparently, my SUV has an automatic starter. I had absolutely no idea that was the case until last night. I was complaining about how cold my ride to work was and my wife asked me why I just don't start the car up a few minutes before I leave. I told her that I was too lazy to go out in the cold to do it. That's when she showed me how to use the automatic start function that, maddeningly, was always available on my regular keyless entry fob.

This morning, as I was getting ready, I pointed the starter out of my window and started my car from the warmth of my bedroom. My ride into work this morning was so toasty!

I put together this video together to show you how to see if you have an automatic starter. I'm hoping this keeps you warm this weekend and this winter.

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