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.

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