In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on whether or not a remote start feature in your vehicle is worth the expense. For those who just want this feature as a novelty, the answer might be no – but for those who will utilize several different practical and convenience benefits of the remote starter, the answer is often an easy yes.
At Laketown Speed and Sound, we’re happy to offer a variety of different automotive security and upgrade services, including remote start systems, keyless entry, power lock and numerous other solutions. What are some of the other features you should be considering when determining if a remote start feature is right for you? Here are a few to keep in mind as you’re making this decision.
Scaring Potential Burglars
We mentioned automotive security in part one of this series, and a remote start feature actually promotes this theme in more ways than one. Specifically, it can also be used to scare away anyone you think is trying to canvass your vehicle when it’s parked in public.
Say you’re in a coffee shop grabbing a drink, and you notice someone lurking suspiciously around your vehicle outside. You can simply activate the remote start feature and turn the engine on, then off again quickly – this will surprise anyone lurking, and should provoke a reaction (usually, they will leave). If they are undeterred, your suspicion level should grow and you can take further action.
There are also several practical areas that make life simpler and more convenient for you when you have a remote start feature, including the ability to make a quick exit in cases where this is necessary. For those who have busy schedules and spend lots of time driving during the average day, the ability to get the car started and be ready to drive the moment you snap in your seatbelt is enormously valuable.
Finally, the starting feature isn’t the only one that speaks directly to convenience here. In addition, the remote starter allows you to lock or unlock the doors of your vehicle from much further away than you normally would be able to – this makes several areas far simpler, from carrying in groceries or unpacking the car after a long vacation to ensuring your doors are locked after an unloading, even if you aren’t sure whether you actually locked them or not. Combined with safety and security themes, you can see how remote start features are enormously beneficial and easily worth their cost of installation to many car owners.
For more on our remote start or other vehicle security solutions, or to learn about our window tinting, car audio or other services, speak to the staff at Laketown Speed and Sound today.