A remote start is a cool and innovative feature that’s become a trend with many modern cars & SUV’s. Whether it’s a factory feature or purchased as an aftermarket accessory, a remote start allows a driver to turn on a car’s engine with a remote control, usually in the form of an electronic key fob. Here are some of the best advantages of installing a remote start in your vehicle:
Benefits of a Remote Start System
- Comfort – The biggest benefit of a remote start set up in your vehicle is the comfort of having a car that is warm or cool before you get in. Leaving the heater or air conditioning switch “On”, you can activate the remote start inside and then wait several minutes as the climate control runs. Because the car is operating without the keys in the ignition or the driver present, most remote start systems also include controls for locking the doors to secure the car remotely.
- Safety – There is also a safety benefit to having a remote start. By allowing an icy car to warm up before driving, it is easier to scrape or defrost the windows, creating better visibility for the driver. Warming the car also melts snow and ice that can obstruct the headlights or brake lights, making your car more visible to other drivers, especially in snowy conditions.
- Engine Care – Warming the car before driving is also good for the engine. For the car’s climate control system to start producing warm air, the engine must first warm up as it runs. Because the car idles for several minutes before being driven, the engine oil becomes more viscous and provides better lubrication once the driver is ready to go. This warm up period is especially helpful for cars or trucks with diesel engines, but gas engines also benefit from it as well.
- Resale Value – A remote start system increases the resale value of your car, especially if you live in an area with extreme climate conditions. While it may not be as important as the car’s overall condition or mileage, it can still be a useful selling point or a reason to demand more value for a trade-in at a dealership.
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