Will a Remote Start System void my new car warranty?
Answer: NO. We install remote start systems for many of the area car dealerships. When properly installed, today’s remote start systems are fully compatible with the complex electronic systems in newer vehicles. Federal Law prevents an auto manufacturer from voiding a new car warranty because you chose to have non-factory accessories installed. For more info, check out our post on this topic.
How long will it take?
Answer: Installation time varies greatly from vehicle to vehicle. We typically would prefer the vehicle be dropped off with us for the day. If this isn’t possible, other arrangements can be made.
What should I bring with me?
Answer: Please bring two ignition keys that will both start the vehicle. Many of the interface modules require two keys for programming. If you do not have two keys, let us know and we can go over the available options to work around that.
My car is a stick shift. Can you install a Remote Start?
Answer: YES! We have remote starts designed to work safely on stick shifts and we are factory trained to install them safely. There is a small additional charge for stick shift vehicles. Learn more about manual transmission remote car starters.
I have a diesel engine. Can you install a Remote Start?
Answer: YES! We have remote starts designed for diesels. When you activate your remote start, it will wait for the glow plugs or manifold heaters to turn off before it attempts to start. Learn more about remote starters in diesel vehicles.
My key has a chip in it. Can you install a Remote Start?
Answer: YES! We have the proper bypass module for almost all vehicles. These bypass modules are only activated when you remote start your vehicle. So, when you vehicle is sitting in a parking lot, the factory anti-theft system is still fully functional. Caution…. Many shops will bypass the factory anti-theft system all together to save a little work! Learn more about Transponder Keys here.
My vehicle has a push-button start (Smart Key). Can you install a remote start?
Answer: YES! For most Smart-Key / push-button start vehicles, we are able to install a remote start. Learn more about remote starters in Push To Start vehicles.
How long will my vehicle stay running?
Answer: The run time is programmable. Most shops will simply leave it at the pre-programmed 15 minutes, but when its 10 degrees outside that may not cut it! Talk to your sales rep for customizing the options to your needs.
Can somebody take my car while it is remote started?
Answer: NO. If your car is locked, it will remain locked. The steering wheel and shifter (automatic trans) will also stay locked. Most importantly, you must insert your key in the ignition before you can drive away. If anyone attempts to drive away without the key in the ignition, the engine will shut off as soon as you put your foot on the brake pedal.
How much will I save if I install it myself?
Answer: Due to the complex nature of Remote Start Systems, we STRONGLY suggest leaving the installation to a qualified and trained installation technician. Just because someone is a mechanic, does NOT mean they can install a Remote Start! Our techs are experts, but I wouldn’t let them work on my transmission!
Is the range of a remote car starter really important?
Answer: ABSOLUTELY! When buying a remote car starter it is always better to buy one with more range than you think you will need. To learn more, please read our informative article about remote car starter range.