- 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.