Thinking about getting a remote start for your vehicle? It’ll provide great benefits like warming your car’s interior in the winter and cooling it down in the summer. And while getting out of bed on a cold winter morning is never fun, a pre-warm vehicle can make your morning commute a bit easier.
But besides driving in comfort no matter the weather or time of year, here are five remote start benefits you may not have thought about.
1. Warm up your engine before driving.
A remote start lets you easily warm up your car’s engine before you even get inside. When you start the engine before driving on a cold winter day, you’ll give the oil time to become more viscous (thicker) and lubricate the motor. This is especially helpful for diesel trucks and vehicles with older engines, which may need a bit more time to get moving in the cold.
And just like you stretch before working out, your engine will run better and last longer when you let it warm up beforehand. Along with improved long-term performance, your motor will sound a lot better when you warm it up with a remote start before driving.
2. Protect your vehicle from theft.
A running car itself signals that you’re close by, which can deter potential thieves from stealing your vehicle. And with a remote start, you can warm up or cool down your car without having to leave the keys in the ignition. That means nobody can just hop in and drive away with your vehicle.
And you don’t have to worry that a remote start will unlock your car before you’re ready to leave. This is a common misconception, but you’ll still need a key to open the door and shift the vehicle into drive — meaning your interior is safe from theft.
3. Scrape your car quickly and drive safely.
Running late in the morning and forgot about having to scrape your car windows? No problem. By using a remote start to warm up your car, you can defrost most of the snow and ice before you even set foot outside. Then, you can quickly finish scraping the snow away from your windshield before climbing in and driving safely.
Warming up your vehicle ahead of time will also melt snow and ice from your headlights or brake lights. This will give you better visibility with clear lights and make it easier for other drivers to see you on the road.
4. Increase your vehicle’s resale value.
If you live in Indiana (or another area with extreme weather or different seasons), a remote start can make your car worth more when you decide to sell it or trade it in. It’s one of the least expensive improvements you can make to your vehicle, yet it gives you a helpful selling point along with the condition and mileage of your car.
Remote start is an easy way to boost your resale value, since you can install it on almost any type of vehicle. And starting your car remotely just requires an electronic key fob. A local car care team can install a remote start and help you raise the value of your vehicle.
5. Choose from a variety of remote starts.
Many people don’t realize it, but they actually have several options when it comes to remote starts. A vehicle care professional can help you choose the right one for your needs, budget, and preferences.
Try one of these remote start options for your car:
- Bolt 1: This fob allows you to start your vehicle from up to 800 feet away.
- Bolt 2, Flex 1, or Flex 2: Start your car from up to 3,000 feet away with this two-way fob that lets you know when your vehicle’s running.
- Edge 2X: Start your car from up to a mile away with this premium two-way fob.
- Custom: Depending on your vehicle, a professional can install a remote start onto the fob you already own.
With these remote start benefits, you’ll enjoy driving in comfort, style, and safety for years to come! If you’re still not sure which remote start would be best for your vehicle, a car care professional can guide you in the right direction.
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