For vehicle owners interested in upgrading both their car’s security and overall convenience, a remote start system is a top option. Radio-controlled devices that are installed into your vehicle, remote start systems are controlled by a transmitter that will turn the car on from inside, plus often preheat or pre-cool the interior for increased comfort.
At Laketown Speed and Sound, we’re proud to offer a variety of vehicle security systems in addition to our car audio installations, including several remote start options available at your request. While remote start systems are a great investment for many car owners, it’s important to avoid a few mistakes that might be possible while you’re searching for the proper system and installation services – and these might make the process more costly or introduce unneeded hassle. This two-part blog will go over several remote start system purchasing and installation errors to avoid.
Going Too Cheap
As you browse various options available when it comes to remote starters, you’ll find a pretty wide range of prices and quality levels. And while those on a budget might be tempted to go with the cheapest option available, assuming they all work relatively similarly, this is often just as much of a mistake as it is in many other fields.
For starters, cheaper starters often have weaker signals and Bluetooth connections. Price tag isn’t the only factor that should be playing a role in your decision, but you get what you pay for, as the saying goes, and going cheap above all else could be a major pitfall.
Another mistake buyers of remote start systems commonly make is assessing their options too quickly and making assumptions. Not all remote start systems come with the same features, and not all will necessarily be compatible with every feature in your vehicle.
For instance, many buyers make assumptions about how certain car air systems will interact with their remote starter system. Rear and front defrosters are often a point of concern here – most remote start systems do not allow them to start as part of the system, but many simply assume they will without even asking. Be sure you’re clear on features like these before making your choice.
No matter which kind of remote start or vehicle security system you choose, it’s vital you have the system installed by our experienced professionals. Not only will professional installation keep you safe from any mishaps that might come up if you attempt installation yourself, it will also ensure all components are installed properly and there’s no risk of installation-related damage down the line.
For more on mistakes to avoid when purchasing a remote start system for your vehicle, or to learn about any of our car sound systems or other services, speak to the staff at Laketown Speed and Sound today.