Remote starters you to start your vehicle by remote control without actually being inside the vehicle or using the key. It is one of the best additions that you can make to your vehicle. When buying a remote starter, however, the buyer can easily make common mistakes. Here are five common mistakes when buying remote car starters.
5 Mistakes Buying Remote Starters
Buying remote starters without enough range
The packaging on the remote car starter will state the range of the product. It is imperative to remember that windows, walls, and buildings may cause interference in some units. Most people believe that range is not important. Not a lot of people start their vehicles from more than 1,000 feet away, but they want to start it from inside a building. This is where the transmitter power comes into place.
Remote car starters will be used in other places than the office or at home. They are sometimes used at parking garages, the mall, hospitals, sporting events, etc. Don’t shortchange yourself with the transmitter range – if you are unsure, get a more expensive and powerful unit.
Not Getting Professional Remote Starter Installation
Professional installation is key to a quality remote car starter experience. Do not trust your vehicle to the lowest bidder! It can be quite complicated to install remote starters in today’s vehicles and they need to be installed properly. A trained professional can easily do the remote starter installation and will avoid costly mistakes.
Buying A Poor Quality Remote Starter
You can buy a remote car starter at the local auto parts store for a very low price. It comes with an instructional DVD that claims that you can install it yourself. The truth is, these remote starters are of low quality than those you can purchase at specialty retailers.
Most people can’t tell the difference between a good brand and a low quality one. A good rule of thumb is to search out the best shop in your market. It is a fair assumption that they will be selling and installing what they perceive as a high quality brand. The internet will be your best friend. You can post in forums or ask friends who are car enthusiasts.
Not Getting the Proper Feature Set
Remote starters offer a lot of convenient options. Be sure to ask the right questions when buying your remote starter. Some models are simply what they sound like: A remote starter. They start and stop the vehicle from a distance. That’s it and that might be good enough for you. Certain models can also do trunk release and keyless entry, defrost the rear windows and heat seats. One mistake is not adding keyless entry on vehicles manufactured recently. When the vehicle is running, factory keyless entry does not function. So when the vehicle is remote-started, the factory keyless entry will not unlock the doors.
Buying it from One Place, Getting it Installed in Another
This is another big mistake. You always want to have your remote starter installed at the very same place that you bought it. Most quality shops will not install a remote starter that was purchased elsewhere. If the place you are considering buying a remote starter from does not offer remote starter installation, do not buy it from them. You need to have the remote starter installed in the same place it was purchased from.
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