Remote car starters are among of the most popular products sold at Sweet Sounds in Mankato. Over the years, we have seen many car starter myths and misconceptions about this exciting product category. Follow along as we dispel the:
Top Ten remote car starter myths
1. A remote car starter will void my car warranty.
This one is such a big myth that we had to write a whole article on it!
2. A remote car starter won’t work on my manual transmission “stick shift.”
Another huge myth, and we wrote an entire article on this one as well!
3. A remote car start won’t work on my diesel engine.
Wow, three for three. Here’s a great article on remote starting a diesel engine.
4. A remote car start is “bad” for my engine.
In the simplest of terms, a remote start runs your engine the same way the engine runs when you start the vehicle with a key or key fob. When you allow your vehicle to warm up before driving away, the fluids in your engine will lubricate critical engine components better.
5. A remote car starter wastes fuel.
Again, a remote start runs your engine the same way as starting with a key or key fob, using the same amount of fuel. Have you ever noticed that your vehicle runs better once it is warmed up? Chances are the fuel used to warm it up will be offset significantly by the increased efficiency.
6. A remote car starter is “easy” to install.
Modern vehicle electrical systems use some of the most sophisticated electronics available. Everything is networked together. When installed properly, a remote starter works great, but when done improperly, it can cost thousands of dollars in damage. This is not an area where you want to try and save a few dollars. Go with a pro.
7. I can’t put a remote car starter on my car because of a chip in the key.
Since 1997, Sweet Sounds has been safely starting vehicles that use “transponder style” keys. We don’t disable this anti-theft device, but rather work with it.
8. Can someone jump in my car and drive off with it while remote started?
No. All of the safety features present in your vehicle are still there. Things like the shift lock and steering wheel lock are still active, and your doors can be locked. In addition, if you get in the vehicle and press the brake pedal, the remote starter will shut down.
9. I lease a vehicle – can I have a remote start installed?
Absolutely. We will install your automatic starter and, at the end of the lease, can remove it for you and potentially install it in your next vehicle.
10. My car starts with a push button instead of a key.
No problem. There are very few cars on the road today in which we can’t properly interface a remote start. In fact, we specialize in installing remote car starters in vehicles the other guys won’t touch.
Now That We Have Dispelled The Remote Car Starter Myths, Call For Your Appointment Today!
Now that you know a remote car starter can be installed in your vehicle safely, the next step is a visit to Sweet Sounds in Mankato. For more than 20 years, we have been known as the remote starter experts. Our team will work one on one with you to find the best solution for your needs. If you would like more details before your visit, please feel free to contact us HERE.