When buying a remote car starter from Sweet Sounds, one of the most important topics to discuss is remote range. Almost like clockwork, if the client has never owned a remote starter before, we hear, “We are only going to use it when we’re at home, so we don’t need much range.” The reality is that you will often need lots of range if you want to truly enjoy the convenience of your remote start. We tell our clients to look at it this way: Once you go out to a warm vehicle one time, you will never want to be cold again, and you will surely want scraping ice off the windows to become a distant memory.
If you buy a system with limited range and it only works from home, you will be very disappointed when you leave work, a restaurant or the shopping center, and get into a cold vehicle. You now move from a “start it at home” person to a “I want my vehicle to be warm” person.
Consider Where Your Vehicle Is Parked
Here at Sweet Sounds in Mankato, we are experts in remote start technology, and we sell the finest systems available. We believe you are making an investment in your vehicle, so our team will take all the time needed to understand how much range you need. We like to tell people to think about all the places their vehicle will be parked over the course of an average week and buy enough range to start it from those places.
Do you work at ISJ Mayo in Mankato, MSU-Mankato or maybe the Verizon Wireless center? Our team knows which systems will reliably start your vehicle from all of these places. In fact, we probably know which of our systems will work best for you from all the popular places in the surrounding area.
You Get What You Pay For
Now, you may be thinking, “I looked at an entry-level system and it said 800 feet of range. That is good for me.” Unfortunately, we have seen these inexpensive systems get less than 100 feet of range in real -world conditions. Just like anything else, you get what you pay for when it comes to range.
You Can Never Have Enough Range
Why would you buy a system that says it has 1, 2 or 3 miles of range, if you’re only parking 900 feet from your vehicle at work? Great question. When you go into a commercial building, the walls and electronics can diminish the range down to 1,000 feet or so. Remember, you can never have too much range, but you can surely have not enough. Clients come back to us all the time telling us “range stories” of how the system that we installed started their vehicle while a friend’s system would not function from the same distance. They are almost boasting, and proud of their wise decision. Our basic minimum recommendation for most people is 3,000′ which will perform reasonably well in most commercial environments. Our most popular system is our Compustar Pro G15-SS with Two-Way Confirmation and 2 miles max range and it works awesome! It blows away anything else from the competition.
Stop By Today To Learn More About Remote Range
When you are ready to get a remote car starter for your vehicle, we invite you to stop by Sweet Sounds with your vehicle and get to know us better. Our team of expertly trained specialists will take all the time needed to make sure the system you choose will work in all the places you need. Then we will back it up with a world-class installation designed to give you years of reliable service.
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