Getting a remote starter is often overlooked by vehicle owners. Picture that it’s the dead of winter and the snow is coming down hard while the wind is howling. Your vehicle that’s sitting outside is likely frozen over, and you’re idea of getting into it makes you shiver. Now, if only there was a way to heat your car up before you get in it. Fortunately, a remote starter for your vehicle will do just that! They allow you to remotely start your car so that your heater can start warming it before you get in.
How Does a Remote Starter Work?
A remote starter consists of 2 key parts: a control module/radio receiver and a remote transmitter. The control module is installed into your vehicle, which allows you to remotely start your vehicle with the push of a button on the remote transmitter.
A remote starter is most popular in colder climates, where they are used to warm up a car’s engine and activate its heater and defroster. This is especially convenient during winter months when its snowing and temperatures are subfreezing. On the other hand, a remote starter is also a great asset for turning the AC on during a scorching summer day.
Factory vs After-Market Remote Starter
Many new vehicles these days have the option of including a factory remote starter, but they are very limited in terms of their range and capabilities. Typically, a factory remote starter has around 30-feet of range, which requires you to be fairly close to your vehicle to start it.
After-market remote starters not only offer superior range, but a large array of other features as well. For example, Compustar offers remote starters that are capable of 800-ft to 3-miles of range, and have the option of upgrading to a 2-way remote. 2-Way remotes allow you to send commands to your vehicle and receive confirmation that they were activated. A few Compustar remotes also feature water-resistant technology, interactive LCD screens and the ability to charge them via USB.
Another advantage of after-market remote starters, particularly Compustar, is that you also have the option of adding/upgrading it to include an advanced security system. Compustar security systems equip your vehicle with additional sensors to detect impact, intrusions and theft, and when paired with a 2-Way LCD remote, notify you when those sensors are triggered.
It’s without question that a Compustar remote starter is among the most superior options for remote starting your vehicle!
What You For A Remote Starter?
If you’re considering installing a remote starter into your vehicle, you’ll the need the following key components:
- Remote Start Control Module
- Remote Transmitter
- Professional Installer
The most important component, and is often overlooked, is the professional installer. Installers can not only assist you in finding the perfect remote start control module and remote transmitter combo for your needs, but they can guarantee a safe and professional install. It is extremely important to get a remote starter professionally installed from an authorized dealer because making a mistake during installation could potentially cost you more money and headache.
Want a Remote Starter & Installation from an Authorized Dealer?
AutoWorks is an authorized Compustar dealer and offers remote starters as well as other auto electronic products to towns in the Monmouth County area. We serve towns including Middletown, Homdel, Oceanport, Keyport, Keansburg, Highlands, Matawan, Long Branch, Hazlet, Atlantic Highlands, Aberdeen, Shrewsbury Twp, West Long Branch, Fair Haven, and many more. To learn more about our auto electronics and installation services, contact us today at 732-671-0225 or visit the website.