New to the forums, hope I got this in the right place. I have a 2011 V6 Tacoma.
I just moved from toasty warm Oklahoma to North Dakota a couple weeks ago. Everyone keeps telling me I should get some combination of a block heater/battery blanket/oil pan warmer. Someone even suggested getting all three items. And someone else told me a new vehicle shouldn't need anything (I doubt this, as my Tacoma was clearly unhappy about starting in -2 degree F a couple days ago). So what is really necessary for handling -20ish degree weather?
My Tacoma will be parked at my work location for up to a week or longer without being started (unless you think I should start it more often than that?), but I will have the option to plug in whatever warming device(s) I choose.
If I can get the appropriate items from the dealership I'd be content to let them install it. The guy at the auto parts store told me they don't even make a block heater that fits a V6 Tacoma, the best I could do is an oil pan warmer that glues on the outside of the pan, but I'm not sure I believe that. Any help and suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!