For as long as remote car starters have been around, the falsehood that “remote starters will void your car warranty” has also been around. It’s plainly and simply not true. A federal law – the Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act, passed by Congress in 1975 – that provides: “Warranties, written or implied, cannot be conditioned on the consumer’s use of any article or service identified by brand, trade, or corporate name.”
You can check out the website the Federal Trade Commission has established HERE.
Basically, the law says that a vehicle manufacturer can’t void your warranty simply because aftermarket parts have been installed or someone other than the dealer performs your service work, unless the manufacturer has been able to convince the FTC that the restriction is in the public interest. This is rare because it’s a very high hurdle to pass!
Shady Sales Tactics
Sometimes, someone trying to void a warranty follows up with a line like, “Well, your warranty will be voided if you buy a remote start from Sweet Sounds, but if you buy it from us, your warranty will still exist.” If you hear something like this, you may want to politely turn around and walk away from the person because:
- They don’t know what they are talking about.
- They are trying to take advantage of you.
What Should You Do?
We’ve had this conversation thousands of times. If an employee at a dealership tells you that your car warranty will be voided if you install a remote start from someplace other than the dealership, ask them to put it in writing. Of the thousands and thousands of times we’ve asked to get it in writing, not once have we seen it put on paper.
Choose Quality Products
There are some other important things to consider about your warranty. If you choose a lousy product and the product fails, you may have a problem. If you have it installed by an amateur who does a lousy job and it causes a problem in the vehicle, the dealer doesn’t have to cover that under warranty.
Choose Quality Technicians
Installing a remote start system is kind of like integrating a small computer with your car. It requires a highly skilled technician to disassemble your vehicle properly, make the right connections using the proper techniques, reassemble the vehicle and verify the integrity of the system afterward. It’s a little bit like surgery on your car. Would you go to a doctor advertising the lowest rates on Craigslist or would you look for a doctor who has the best reputation and a track record of success?
Trust The Best And You Need Not Worry!
Fortunately, when purchasing a remote car starter from Sweet Sounds, you don’t have to worry about those things. We install only the finest remote car starters, installed by expert technicians. We are well known for providing the highest level of service and support to all of our clients. If, in the rare circumstance your system malfunctions, we will give you priority treatment to get your system working again as quickly as possible.
Sweet Sounds Protects Your Car Warranty
Ask your friends! Ask your coworkers! Ask the service writers at the dealerships in Mankato, St. Peter, New Ulm and elsewhere! You will find that Sweet Sounds has the best reputation in the area, and we are very proud of it.