One of the most surprising things we experience at Extreme Audio is people thinking they can’t get a remote start in a diesel vehicle. This is simply not true. We have been reliably remote starting diesel powered vehicles for over a decade. And what makes this more interesting is that diesel powered vehicles see the biggest benefits in remote starting.
Why Is A Remote Start In A Diesel A Good Thing?
(Aside from the obvious comfort and warmth you will experience!)
Diesel engines take noticeably longer to warm up than a gasoline powered vehicle, so you are doing a diesel engine a favor by remote starting it. In fact, it is a good idea to remote start a diesel every day of the year. Have you ever noticed how much better your diesel engine runs after it warms up? Now you can see that even on a nice summer day your vehicle can benefit from running a few minutes before you drive away.
Turbo Timer Adds Protection To your Vehicle
Another neat feature we can install on diesel vehicles is a turbo timer function. Let’s consider the scenario of driving up the road at highway speeds and then quickly slow down and pull into a parking lot. Your turbocharger on your diesel may have been spinning as fast as 100,000 rpm’s or more. All that spinning generates heat. If the engine is shut down immediately after running hard, the oil that is supposed to cool the turbo can actually cook it! The turbo timer allows the engine to idle for one to two minutes before shutting down and can extend the life of your turbocharger. We can set up your remote start so you can turn off your ignition, get out of your vehicle, and lock your doors. Your engine will stay running for two minutes to cool down the turbocharger, extending its life.
Remote Starters Take Glow Plugs Into Account
You may also wonder how a remote start in a diesel vehicle knows when the glow plugs are ready warmed up on a diesel truck. That is a great question. We attack every make and model of diesel differently. Some vehicles we set up on a short delay, while some of them we can trigger when the glow plug light turns off. Rest assured any remote start we install will start your engine when it is safe to do so.
So if the idea of going out to a warm and toasty vehicle that no longer needs the windows scraped, appeals to you, we have you covered. We invite you to call, contact us, or, even better, stop by with your diesel vehicle and we will custom design the best solution for your unique needs.