A remote starter is a radio controlled device, which is installed in a vehicle by the factory or an aftermarket installer to preheat or cool the vehicle before the owner gets into it. Once activated, by pushing a button on a special key chain remote, it starts the vehicle automatically for a predetermined time.
What is the purpose of remote start?
A remote start gives your vehicle extra time to reach normal operating temperature, warming the engine and making the oil less viscous, allowing it to flow freely through the engine. Although there is no doubt a remote start will make your drive warm and comfortable, the accessory is not for everyone.
When should you use a remote starter?
10 Benefits of Remote Start for Your VehicleStarting your car on a cold morning without leaving the warmth of your house. Melting the snow and ice off your car by remotely running your defroster. Cranking the air conditioning so your car is nice and cool before you climb inside on those hot summer days.More items
Does remote start warm up car?
A remote starter can warm up your car for you while you get ready in the morning; that way by the time you make your way outside, you only have to briefly brave the icy winter air before enjoying the comfort of your lovely, warm car.
Do I really need remote start?
By far the greatest advantage of having a remote start system is the convenience and comfort it affords. Whatever the weather, you can start your car and have it warmed up or cooled off and ready to drive as soon as you get in. And you can do all of this without having to leave the comfort of your home or office.
Does Remote Start drain battery?
All remote starters, whether from Compustar, Arctic Start, or another brand, draw power from your battery. However, it is still possible for a remote car starter to consume too much power from your battery.
How long does a remote starter stay on?
Any vehicle started with the remote engine starter can idle for a total of 20 minutes. Automatic engine shutdown occurs after 10 minutes, but the vehicle may be remotely started as many times as you wish for an additional 10 minutes.