One of the main luxuries of modern vehicles is climate control in cars. From air conditioning (cooling and heating) to heated seats, these additions help elevate the experience for both drivers and passengers. We go over the best systems available and ways to detect and avoid problems in existing climate control systems. Climate control is becoming more common in automobiles, but what exactly is it? It’s a more modern type of air conditioning that gives you more control over the temperature in your car’s cabin in any weather. Nearly every new automobile on the market now comes with air conditioning as standard equipment. However, the more money you spend on a car, the more likely it is to be equipped with a ventilation system that allows you to customize the interior temperature to your preferences. Climate control accomplishes just what it says, allowing you to manage the temperature of your vehicle regardless of the weather outside. Air con was a common addition to automobiles in the United States, but it took a bit longer in Europe to catch on. However, now that they’ve discovered it, European automakers have refined it such that motorists have more command over cabin temperature than they’ve ever had before. Climate control in vehicles works similarly to a house thermostat in that you select a temperature and the car’s heat, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system strives to keep that temperature as consistent as possible. However, with so many various forms of temperature control available, knowing precisely what you’re receiving might be tricky. So, let me walk you through the various cabin temperature control options.