5 Things to Know About Remote Starters
Remote starters are great for those frigid mornings when you want to slide into a nice and toasty vehicle for the drive to work. However, before you rush out and purchase one, there are a few things you need to know about remote starters.
All remote starters have a specified range as to how far you can be from the vehicle to start to it. These ranges are typically between 500 feet and 5,000 feet. This broad range is important, as they are based on no interference between the transmitter and the vehicle. If you plan to start a vehicle right outside your door, a 500-foot range will work. If you know your car will be downstairs or buried deep in a parking lot, the highest range is the best option.
The Damage Myth
There is a myth that remote starters can damage your vehicle. The truth of this is, a properly installed, high quality system will not cause any damage. Incidents where cars have quit running or even caught fire are typically due to being installed improperly, although extremely cheap systems are also unreliable.
As mentioned, you need to have your remote starter installed by a professional that understands the intricacies of the system and how to run the wiring. Vehicles have become more complex over the years, and that complexity can be a problem if someone doesn't have the proper knowledge of the systems involved. This is one case where the cheapest installer is not necessarily the b