An Automatic car starter is one of the most useful products that you can have installed on your vehicle. Once you have one, you will never want to be without it. When a quality unit is installed properly into your vehicle, it will keep you warm in the Winter and cool in the Summer for years to come. But you need to be smart when purchasing an auto starter. This is certainly one case where you do not want to trust your vehicle to the lowest bidder.
Buy A Quality Auto Starter And Have A Pro Install It
The key to enjoying your automatic starter is making sure that you get a top quality unit and a first class installation. Not one or the other. BOTH! The best automatic starter installed in a sloppy way will be nothing but headaches as will a poor quality unit installed to perfection. A good rule of thumb is to find a great shop that is known for quality installations. Preferably a shop that has been in business for at least a few years. Chances are good that a shop with a great reputation will carry only reliable products. The better shops are sought out by the great manufactures. As a comparison, you typically do not have shade tree mechanics working at the BMW dealership.
Another good piece of advice is to ALWAYS have your automatic starter installed at the same place that you buy it. If you do not have confidence in the installers, buy the unit somewhere that you do.
Once you have settled on a shop and a brand, take some time to go over the many options that they will undoubtedly offer. These options can be daunting, but we can help with that.
Automatic Car Starter Options
An automatic car starter can do a lot more than just start your car and heat it up. We have covered many of these in an earlier post about remote car starter convenience features, but the following list will give you an idea. With most automatic car starter installations you can add the following:
- Keyless entry
- Rear window defrost
- 2 way communication
- Smartphone integration
- Heated seats
- Trunk release
- Add vehicle security
- Many more features are available
It is also important to mention that automatic car starter transmitter range is very important. Never underestimate the range you will need. If in doubt, alway opt for the unit with more range. Remember that you will want to use this at other places than work and home. You will need much greater distance at a sporting event, the mall, or parking garage just to name a few.
Will An Automatic Car Starter Void My New Vehicle Warranty?
In a word: ABSOLUTELY NOT! Maybe that was 2 words, but we want to make the point clear! Installation of an automatic car starter will NOT void your warranty. To learn more about this and to equip yourself when the dealer tells you otherwise, please check out our post on the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. If your car dealer tells you that your warranty will be voided simply by installing an aftermarket auto starter, feel free to have them call Mobile Edge at 610-377-2730. Tell them to ask for Mitch!
Here are some other myths floating around about automatic car starters.
Why Mobile Edge For Your Automatic Car Starter?
Mobile Edge has been in business since September 6, 1994. We have installed thousands and thousands of automatic car starters. All of our installations are done to an exacting set of standards. We solder EVERY connection. Our installers do not use crimp connectors on any wire to wire connections. All modules are securely fastened out of sight and all wiring is loomed and secured to look factory. We have a detailed check in and check out procedure. Before a vehicle leaves the install bay, it must be checked out by the installer and a manager. Only then will you be called to pick up your vehicle.
We also do not promise specific completion times. We never have. We only promise to have your vehicle done on the day of your appointment (99% success rate!) We do this to protect the integrity of every job. If the job before yours runs late, we do not want to be rushed to meet a deadline for your vehicle. This is how avoidable mistakes are made. By committing your vehicle to us for the day, you are insuring that we will be able to spend as much time as necessary to get the job done right.
Since opening in 1994, Mobile Edge has won many awards within our industry. From 2008-2011 we were named one of the top retailers in the nation and in 2010, we were awarded the coveted Single Store Retailer of the Year Award. Another big honor came, not in the form of an award, but from a customer. In early 2011, we had a customer who drove nearly 1300 miles JUST to have Mobile Edge install an automatic car starter in their vehicle. We don’t mention these things not to brag, but to illustrate the level of quality that we bring to the table.
If you choose to have us install your automatic car starter, you can rest assured that you will be thrilled with your purchase and think of us every Winter morning while your neighbor is scraping their windows! If you would like to request an estimate for your vehicle, please click here.
Now take a few minutes and watch the video below that shows exactly how we install an automatic car starter. We hope that you have found this informative and suggest you take a look at our automatic car starter buying guide.
Peter Furst says
Wondering if you could suggest someone Shrewsbury, Mass for puchase and installation of a car starter. 2015 Subaru, Forrester
Mitchell Schaffer says
Peter, I wish I could offer an option for you. I will only recommend someone that I know personally and have a real trust in. I do not know anyone in your area. The most important thing to consider when buying a remote starter is finding a high quality installer. I wrote a book on how to find a great installer. You can find it here: http://www.remote-car-starters.com It costs $5 and if you do not feel that it was worth your money, I will promptly refund it. I suspect you will find it to be a good investment 🙂 Best of luck.