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Do you use your block heater?

So i will be driving my car through the winter and while we don't get ridiculously cold winters, but it does get below freezing a good chunk of the time at night, and my car will be outside unfortunately... Anyway, how many of you use the block heater/what temp do you use it in? Thanks.

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I guess only cars from the Great White North get block heaters, not even an option here as far as I know.

I have one on my F250 PowerStroke of course and it's nice to plug it in on really cold nights when I know I will be needing my truck early the next day. Nice to be able to get in and have the heater working right away. But even then I don't even think about plugging it in until the temps are going below freezing by quite a bit for a long period.

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if its below 35 i plug mine in but really you should always plug it in if its 5 degrees and below and your cars outside other then that its not necessary
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I would buy a BLOCK of airline tickets and move,I lived in Minnesota for 55 years then retired and moved to S/W Florida and never looked back.I remember the long winter storages deep snow salty pot holed roads black ice wind chill 30 below zero,now I say block heater whats that.
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My mustang has a block heater too, but only since it came from Alberta. I don't think there's any use at all for one down here in the lower mainland, maybe if you were up north somewhere.
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My car is in a garage so I don't use the block heater. I just make sure to give it time to warm up before leaving. If it was kept outside I would use it.

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I drive my car in the winter and park outside. I use my block heater when it is going to be below -15C.

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I'm usually parked in a garage but when I do have to park outside, I only ever use the block heater when it drops below -15
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