As the weather starts to cool off, it is time for the crew at Mobile Edge in Lehighton to share the latest remote car starter information for the upcoming season. We could call this “Things you wanted to know about a remote starter, but were afraid to ask.”
What is the Origin of the Remote Car Starter?
There is a legend that says gangsters had remote starters installed in their vehicles as far back as the 1980s to prevent them from being killed by bombs attached to ignition wiring. Urban legend? Who knows? It certainly makes sense, though.
Are Remote Car Starters Just for Winter?
Not at all. Cooling off your car or truck in the summer, clearing dew from your windows in the fall and warming the car in the winter are all great uses for a remote starter. In fact, giving your vehicle even 2 minutes to warm up before you start driving lets the oil in the engine circulate better, which helps it last longer.
Will a Remote Starter Void My Warranty?
No. As long as you choose a high-quality system, and have it installed by an expertly trained and experienced professional, a remote starter will not void your warranty. Hmm … we know exactly how can help with that.
I heard I Cannot Let My Vehicle Warm Up?
Different states have different laws regarding allowing a vehicle to idle. One of the important features of a remote starter is that your keys are not in the vehicle and the doors remain locked. Your vehicle is completely secure with a remote car starter from Mobile Edge.
Will a Remote Starter Work with Diesel-fuel Vehicles?
Absolutely. Our remote starters are compatible with almost every vehicle on the road. Diesel, hybrid, electric – it doesn’t matter. We can start nearly all of them!
Can You Install a Remote Starter in a Vehicle with a Manual Transmission?
Yep. Compustar remote starters are the best in the industry for manual transmission vehicles. They include several safety protocols to make sure your car can’t start when it’s in gear.
What if My Car Uses a Keyless Push-to-Start System?
Push-to-start vehicles are just as easy to work on as vehicles with keys. We don’t push the button; we tell the car to start with a miniature computer that speaks your car’s language.
What if I Forget My Car is Running?
It will stop. See, simple? We can set the runtime for you when we install the system. Most people choose 15 minutes, but we can customize it for you.
I Thought All New Cars Came with Remote Starters
That’s what dealerships want you to believe, but it simply isn’t true. Most factory remote starters are part of expensive option packages. Other dealers install aftermarket starters themselves before they deliver the car to you. Talk to us before you buy a new car – it could save you a lot of money.
I Don’t Want Another Fob on My Keychain
No problem at all. We have DroneMobile that lets you control your remote starter from your cellphone. Nowadays, almost everyone has his or her phone with them, all the time. Do you own an Apple Watch or Amazon Echo? DroneMobile works with that too! Pretty convenient.
Aren’t All Remote Starter Systems the Same?
Are all cars the same? Not at all. Some are well-designed, easy to use and reliable. Some are, um, what do you call it? Junk? We’ve chosen the products we sell because they are reliable, work well and are easy to use.
Do You Need More Remote Car Starter Information?
If you have any other questions about having a remote car starter installed in your vehicle, check out our FAQ or drop by Mobile Edge and speak with a member of our team. You can e-mail us using the button below if you need vehicle-specific car starter information, or click HERE to request a quote.
Doreen Salikin says
My children have repeatedly told me if I haven’t started my car for, let’s say a week, when it’s cold outside it’s bad for my car to use the remote to start it. They claim it’s bad for the engine; i should manually start it first. I can’t see the benefit of having a remote if I have to do this.
Are they right?
Mitchell Schaffer says
Doreen, No. Your children are definitely incorrect. When a remote starter is installed properly, there is absolutely no difference between starting the vehicle via remote start or starting it the traditional way. The entire goal of installing a remote starter is to duplicate the normal starting sequence.
Nick Barrett says
Do remote starters eventually wear out?
Mitchell Schaffer says
Like any electronic product, they can “wear out” or fail. The likelihood that a failure will occur is directly tied to the quality of the unit and the installation.
Nick Barrett says
I remote started my 2008 suburban and when I went out I pressed to unlock car and before I shut off car I put key in and turned and everything blacked out. Nothing. Can’t start car, fab doesn’t work, completely blacked out.