By far the greatest benefit of a remote starter is the comfort of having a car that is warm or cool before you get in. By leaving the heater or AC in the "On" position, you can activate the remote starter then wait several minutes, during which time the heat or air conditioning runs. Because the car is operating without the keys in the ignition or the driver present, most remote starters also include controls for locking the doors to secure the car remotely.
There is also a safety benefit to having a remote starter. By allowing an icy car to warm up before driving, it is easier to scrape or defrost the windows, resulting in greater visibility for the driver. Warming the car also melts snow and ice that can obstruct the headlights or brake lights, making your car more visible to other drivers, especially in snowy conditions.
Warming the car, before driving, is also advantageous for the engine. For the vehicle's climate control system to start producing heat, the engine must first warm up as it runs. As the car idles for several minutes before being driven, the engine oil becomes more viscous and provides better lubrication once you are ready to drive. This warm up period is especially beneficial for cars or trucks with diesel engines, but gas engines benefit equally from this process.
Car Security is often integrated into some of the more advanced Remote Starter packages, such as various offerings from AstroStart, so it makes sense to add options that may not already be inherent in the vehicle. Since some of these systems include both security and remote start, integrating them into the vehicle at the point of installation is a convenient and cost effective process.
A remote starter also increases the resale value of your car, especially if you live in an area with acute weather conditions. While it may not be as important as the car's overall condition or mileage, it can still be a useful selling point and a reason to add more value for a trade-in or an outright sale.
Finally, remote starters are also just plain cool. You may not wear a fez to exemplify your awesomeness, but when your date gets into a perfectly thawed car on a blustery winter night, that will already be assumed! As another example, one of the systems we offer called ‘DroneMobile’ connects your vehicle's remote start or security system to your smartphone. Once installed, DroneMobile gives you unlimited access to your vehicle from both your smartphone and desktop. It doesn’t get any ‘cooler’ than that!
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