An auto remote starter is a device that lets you start and keep your vehicle’s engine running for a specific length of time. This is a relatively recent addition to cars and trucks. While not all vehicles come equipped with this option, they are easily installed on most types of cars and trucks. It is operated through a fob much like the ones that remotely open and lock cars.
Primarily people choose this feature to be able to start the car especially in the winter. That means the driver can avoid sitting in a cold car waiting for the heater to make it comfortable. Nor does the driver have to stand outside scraping windows. The defroster can do all the work while you stay indoors. In the summer, it can be set so the air conditioner comes on, cooling the interior so that you or your passengers don’t need to sweat in what feels like an oven.
You may not realize that pre-starting your car is also good for the engine. Driving without a warm-up period can be hard on a motor especially if it happens consistently. If you have ever tried it, you will remember that strange sound and how sluggish the vehicle is. Allowing the engine to warm up allows the oil and other lubricants to circulate. This becomes very important if the vehicle is an older model or a truck that runs on diesel fuel.
You may think that you really don’t need an auto remote starter…you just go out for a minute or two and put the key in the ignition and then return indoors. You may not realize what a risk this is. Leaving the car with the keys in the ignition is an open invitation for someone to just drive away with your expensive and necessary transportation. Even worse, it can allow someone to slip into the back seat and wait for you to return.
Some people think it is acceptable to just scrape a few peep holes in the ice or frost and then drive off expecting the windows to completely clear before they are in heavy traffic. This is never a good plan. Visibility is key to safe driving.
When you decide to buy a new car, modifications like adding an auto remote starter can actually increase the resale value. It is one of the items that pay for themselves at trade in time or when selling your vehicle outright.
If all of this is sounding pretty good, you might want to contact us at Ultimate Automotive. There are a number of styles and price ranges to choose from and our mechanics are experts at installation. We are happy to answer any questions you might have. Just contact us through this website or give us a call. One of our representatives will gladly discuss your options and set up an appointment for installation. This is not only a convenience but a necessity when you live and work in an area with weather extremes.