Adding a remote start to your vehicle is an easy and convenient way to. . .
Add Remote Start
When you live in a colder climate, it’s always a good idea to warm up your vehicle before you drive. Not only does this make it easier to remove snow and ice, it enables your engine and its lubricating oils to heat up to the ideal operating temperature. This is common knowledge, yet, many drivers often skip this important step during their fast paced and hectic morning routine. They know they should allow their vehicle to warm up before they get it up to full speed, but they just don’t have the extra time. Unfortunately, these bad habits can add extra wear and tear on your engine. If this is something you can relate to, you may want to add remote start to your vehicle.
Adding a remote start to your vehicle is an easy and convenient way to warm up your car in the winter months or cool it down in the heat of the summer. With the simple press of a button, you can remotely start your car from inside your home or office.
How to Add a Remote Start
You may have heard from your car dealership that adding a remote start can void your warranty. The truth is there is a law that protects you as a consumer called the Magnuson Moss Warranty Improvement Act. This law prevents a dealership from voiding your warranty for simply having an aftermarket remote start installed. Having said that, it’s super important to use a qualified, reputable and experienced technician whenever you add a remote start to your vehicle.
Remote start technology has come a long way since its first inception over 30 years ago. Rather than cutting, splicing and soldering connections, premier shops prefer to use vehicle specific products. These remote start products utilize a minimally invasive T-harness style installation method enabling a skilled technician can add a remote start to your vehicle that has the fit and finish of an original manufacturer component.
Meet and exceed OEM operation - Aftermarket vs Factory Remote Start
Unlike a factory remote car starter, many aftermarket remote starters have the option for an extended run time – all the way up to 60 minutes. Extended run time is an ideal option for clients who bring their fur babies along for rides doing errands. While pet parents run into the store, they can be confident knowing their loyal companion is comfortable and secure in an air-conditioned vehicle.
Aside from extended run time options, aftermarket remote starters can provide exceptional range with some models featuring up to 3 miles including 2-way confirmation. This means the remote will actually light up or beep to confirm that your vehicle has remote started – even if it’s in the parking garage across the street. Alternatively, you could even simply use an app to remote start your car.
To add a remote start to your vehicle, locate a qualified technician in your area using our MES dealer locator tool. Reach out to a specialist today to learn more.