This time of year, Mobile Edge in Lehighton gets a lot of calls from clients who have received a remote starter Christmas present. These clients typically want to know if we can install the system for them, and in many cases, they ask us what we think of the products they have received. Let’s take a look at some of the aspects of dealing with an unknown remote starter system.
The Importance of Product Quality
Choosing to have a remote starter installed in your vehicle is a great way to improve your comfort and extend the life of your vehicle. Modern automotive electronic systems are quite complicated and have gone through years of testing and verification.
The remote starter system you choose for your vehicle must be of the same caliber. You want a quality system that’s been tested in real-world applications for years. The system should have all the features you want, and the flexibility to be upgraded in the future. You also want to ensure you have a system that will provide the range you need to start your car at home or work.
Many people tell us that the remote starter they received came from Amazon or Walmart. They are justifiably hesitant to trust the reliability of these systems but don’t want to offend the person who gave it to them.
In our opinion, you are better off knowing exactly what system is being installed in your vehicle. It may cause a little stress to suggest returning the starter and buying something different, but the comfort of knowing that your vehicle and the starter will be reliable is worth it. Nobody wants to be stranded, unable to start his or her vehicle on a cold winter morning.
Product Compatibility and Installation Challenges
When it comes to remote car starters, one size does not fit all applications. Some vehicles require data interfaces to let them start. A generic or no-name starter may not have the features required to let your car start.
It often takes longer to install a generic starter than it does to install one of the systems that we sell. Our installation technicians are familiar with the wire colors and programming procedures for our Compustar remote starters. The difference in installation time often offsets any money saved by buying a less expensive system.
If something is wrong with your remote starter Christmas present, we will have to remove the system, and you will need to send it back to the manufacturer or supplier for warranty. This is a major headache and is one of the reasons we often decline the opportunity to install remote starters that we don’t sell.
Remote Starter Christmas Presents Are Great!
If someone gave you remote starter for Christmas, see if you can return it, then see the team at Mobile Edge in Lehighton. We’ll help you pick a starter that will give you the range, features and reliability you want so that your vehicle will always be comfortable when you get to it. For more information about our remote car starter sales and installations, drop by our store or give us a call at 610-377-2730. You can click the red button below to send us an e-mail.