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How much is a remote car starter

How much is a remote car starter?

  • Posted by Audio Express
  • On January 12, 2017
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How much is a remote car starter? The price of a remote car starter can vary widely, depending on the features a buyer wants. At Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound we believe customers should get real value for their money so we are authorized retailers for brands such as Viper and Code Alarm. Our least expensive model from those trusted manufacturers is priced at $99.99 for an activation unit and one-way keychain remote control. There is an additional interface module required for virtually every vehicle on the road. The most common of those is an additional $99.99, which includes installation and programming to match your vehicle. That makes a total of about $200 for a remote start installed. Other stand-alone remote starters have additional features such as longer range, diesel compatibility and two-way communication so you can see what’s happening with your vehicle. Some models will automatically start your vehicle at a certain time, or start the engine when the temperature falls below a pre-set level. There are even remote starter packages for standard transmission vehicles. Of course, systems become more expensive as you add features. Often remote car starters are part of more complex packages that include keyless entry or even complete vehicle security. You should expect the price of a quality security system with remote starter to start somewhere in the $250 range, plus the cost of the interface module for your vehicle. Two-way control systems are usually higher. One option that is becoming very popular is a system that can be controlled from your smartphone. The price of these varies depending on what features you want on your phone. At the high end, you can see where your vehicle is at all times, and how fast it’s being driven. You can also build an electronic “fence” so you are paged if the vehicle leaves a designated area. When you come into Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound you can be assured you are getting the lowest installed price in town on your remote car starter.  
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How much does it cost to install a remote starter

How much does it cost to install a remote starter?

  • Posted by Audio Express
  • On January 12, 2017
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How much does it cost to install a remote starter? The cost to install a remote starter is kept a mystery at many retailers. The good news is, when you purchase your remote starter (or any other security system) at Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound, the installation cost for the “brain” is just $1. If you purchase the hardware elsewhere and bring it to us for installation, our rate is $80 per hour. All newer vehicles require an interface module, which must be programmed for the specific make and model. There is an extra installation charge for that part of the process, frequently as little as $99. Let’s take a moment right here to stress one point: unless you are very good at 12-volt electronics, you do NOT want to attempt the installation of a remote start yourself. No matter how many manuals you have read and how many videos you watched, there is a real danger of doing serious damage to your vehicle. Complicated, computer-controlled systems have a very low tolerance for mistakes. A remote starter is often part of a larger package that includes complete vehicle security and convenience. There may be some additional installation charges for the most complicated systems. Additional installation charges are also possible when adding remote starter to some of the more exotic car models, or if you have standard transmission. Buying your remote starter from Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound, and having it installed at the same time has several benefits: First, our installation experts do the job every day. They know all the makes of cars and know how to avoid common problems. Second, we feature top brands such as Viper and Code Alarm, which are known around the world for their quality and reliability. With a name brand unit and installation by an authorized retailer you have a warranty that will be honored anywhere. Finally, when you leave your Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound location, you know you have purchased your remote starter at the lowest installed price in town.  
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remote starter for a car

What is a remote starter for a car?

  • Posted by Audio Express
  • On December 16, 2016
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  • Remote starter
What is a remote starter for a car? A remote starter for a car is a system that allows a vehicle’s engine to be started without the driver having to be in the vehicle. Using a remote car starter, a driver is able to start the engine and let the vehicle run for a pre-set period of time before entering the vehicle. This is especially convenient in very hot or very cold temperatures, since the vehicle can be pre-warmed or pre-cooled before anyone gets in. At its simplest, a remote car starter includes a small keychain controller, which activates a receiver installed in the vehicle. Through an interface module, the receiver starts the engine and maintains proper RPM while the heater or air conditioner brings the vehicle to a comfortable temperature. More complex systems can perform functions such as automatically running the vehicle for a period of time when the temperature falls below a certain point. Many remote starters have settings that allow them to be used with diesel engines and high-performance gasoline engines. There are also optional components to make it possible to start a conventional transmission vehicle by remote control. Remote start can be installed as a stand-alone system, or it can be part of a much more sophisticated system for security and convenience. The most common combination is with a car security system including an audible alarm, starter interrupt to prevent a thief from starting the vehicle, and a shock sensor to warn intruders away. Keyless entry for doors and trunk can also be part of this system. With an additional module, it is possible to control and monitor many security/convenience functions using a smartphone. With a remote starter for your car you will never have to get into a vehicle that is too hot or too cold again. The professionals at your nearest Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound will be happy to get you started today.
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