Have you ever sat in your car drenched in sweat waiting for the air conditioning to kick in? Or maybe the opposite. You sat in your car in the dead of winter hoping the heat would make the interior tolerable. These are instances when a remote starter would have been not only useful but much needed.
Remote start systems aren’t just for looking cool. They are made to offer practical real-world benefits.
If you are considering getting a remote start for your vehicle but are still on the fence, take a look at these often overlooked advantages:
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Good for your Engine
It’s not good to run your engine cold. The oil that has been sitting overnight in your engine gets cold and loses viscosity. When engine oil is not viscous, it does not lubricate the moving parts of the engine properly, which could cause damage to your expensive engine.
If you regularly neglect to get your engine to operating temperature, it will have a shorter lifespan. Only running the engine for a few minutes before driving it will get the oil to proper operating temperature.
A remote start system will make it easier to do this. Instead of waiting in your car while it idles (and possibly making yourself late for work), you can idle it while you are still in your home getting ready to leave.
Remote start systems can be outfitted with advanced security features. For instance, many remote start systems require some sort of interaction with the remote buttons before the doors unlock and the engine can be started.
This will help safeguard your car against thieves who know how to hotwire.
There are also advanced encryption features that essentially render your car immovable to anyone but you. And then, of course, many remote starters come with integrated alarm and notification systems that alert the owner to any intrusion.
Some remote start systems offer smartphone compatibility which allows for control beyond engine ignition. With some units, you can control the operations of your vehicle from far away with your smartphone.
If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, frost, and ice, a remote starter can bump the resale value of your vehicle by a significant margin. You can use it as a selling point and get more money for your used vehicle.
Great for Families
If you have kids, remote start systems can make it much easier to load the family into the car for an outing. If it’s hot out, you can pre-cool the car with a properly installed remote start system.
If the temperatures are frigid, you can pre-warm your vehicle before you or the little ones get in. It not only makes it more comfortable for you and your family, but it can actually help to keep them healthy.
And of course, remote starters just lend a modern air to your vehicle. They hold advantages no matter what stage of life you are in. They are very convenient and are an affordable way to improve the functionality of your car.
We hope you have found this list enlightening and that you are now ready to purchase a remote start system with confidence.