How to Warm Up Your Hyundai in Elgin

1000 × 420When the winter season rolls around and the temperature drops, it makes getting into a cold car and starting your morning commute in the Streamwood area more challenging. The good news is that we have some helpful tips to help you warm up your Hyundai, so you can enjoy your morning commute more, no matter the season.


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We know it’s been really cold outside, so we want to help you keep warm inside. Please follow these simple steps for the best way to warm up the interior of your Hyundai.

First, drive the vehicle with sport drive mode selected. This allows slightly higher engine RPMs and gear hold under certain driving conditions to help warm up the engine coolant and automatic transmission.

If your vehicle is equipped with dual automatic temperature controls, then initially set the temperature to 73 degrees Fahrenheit on both sides and press auto. This will allow the system to be on standby with lower blower speed initially until the engine coolant temperature and heater core become warm enough for the blower speed to increase gradually. The system will automatically adjust the vent to temperature airflow mode and blower speed to compensate as operating conditions change.

If your vehicle is equipped with manual temperature controls, then mimic the automatic temperature control method by doing the following:

  • Allow the engine temperature gauge to warm up before using the heater and blower, or select a minimum blower speed until heat is felt.
  • Once heat is available, moderate blower speeds until the cabin temperature becomes warm.
  • Do not use maximum blower speed. It may prolong the warm-up time and the ducted air temperature may actually be reduced due to less heat transfer time through the heater core.
  • Also, if equipped with any of these features, use heated seats and steering wheel warmer whenever possible.

And don’t forget, you can use Blue Link to remotely start your vehicle, and the climate control will automatically be set based on the temperature you select. To activate remote start with climate control using the Blue Link mobile app:

  • Log in and from the home screen, and select the start icon.
  • Set engine duration and temperature control settings, and press submit.
  • Now enter your Blue Link pin and the engine start command will be sent to your vehicle.

To activate remote start with climate control using your desktop computer:

  • Log on to, then hover over the Blue Link tab and select remote start.
  • Set a desired duration for the engine remote start, choose your temperature control settings, input your Blue Link pin, and click submit.
  • Your engine start command will now be sent to your vehicle.

Remember that remote start with climate control will automatically shut off after 10 minutes or after the selected duration timer runs out. While this feature is active, the parking lights will blink until the vehicle is turned off or the vehicle is in operation.

To continue operation of the vehicle, the proximity key must be inside the vehicle with the driver prior to pressing the brake and moving the gearshift from the “P” park position.

On behalf of Hyundai, thank you for watching.

Get Ready for Winter Driving with Elgin Hyundai

If you’re experiencing issues with the heating system of your Hyundai vehicle, the trained technicians at the Elgin Hyundai service center are here to help. Contact us to learn more or schedule an appointment to ensure you’re ready for winter driving around Schaumburg and the surrounding cities.

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