Don't Forget to Change Your Car's Clock for Daylight Saving Time


Daylight saving time has gotten easier since the smartphone has replaced so many wristwatches and DVD players access the internet. In cars, GPS-linked navigation systems often change the time automatically in the same way. Of course, most folks have a clock in their car that not only needs adjusting manually but is often the most complicated function in the entire car.

So this Saturday while you're running errands, don't forget to turn the clock an hour back. The time doesn't officially change until 2 a.m. Sunday, but you don't want to head to work Monday an hour earlier than you need to.

By David Thomas | November 4, 2011 | Comments (4)



The clock in my Buick is stuck on 3:00 and the dealer can't figure out why. It's a new car and the part to fix the problem is back ordered six weeks! Anyone else have this problem?



Tell them to take a look at the OnStar module in the car.
It could be the GPS system inside that OnStar that had fried.

Al G.

@ DT: Good looking out. Thanks for the reminder. I always forget to change the car clock. Maybe next car will do this automatically.


The clock in my '05 Yukon freaks out every DST season. It loses my time zone, turns off DST every day ( I keep turning it back on). It does this ever since the 'old' DST changeover date every year.

(rant)I don't know who made the software/interface for the touch/DVD/NAV system in the Yukon but it is quite possible the WORST user interface I have ever seen on a factory radio, which is too bad because it's integrated with Onstar, the DVD player in the back and it has very good sound (Bose), so it is not an easy replacement. (/rant)

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