Remote start functionality in a vehicle can be handy in many instances, and can even sometimes come directly from the factory, preinstalled in your vehicle. The remote start feature turns your engine and vehicle on to begin pumping heat or air conditioning through the vehicle, and can even roll down your windows on a hot day. But how do you know if a remote start installation is right for you?
First, you want to be sure your vehicle is not already equipped with remote start. Your key fob may have a button for the remote start, or you can find more info in your owner’s manual.
If you’re really having trouble, ask your dealership if your car has this functionality.
If you live in an excessively hot or cold environment, remote start features may be right for you. It’s best to find a remote start installation specialist for more information and their recommendation on the right product for you. While you can install a remote start by yourself, it’s best to leave it to the professionals if you are not comfortable with the electrical systems in cars.
Newer remote start options can even have proximity auto unlock features, as well as upgraded range so you can start from wherever. Your local installer can help you decide which features are right for you.