A client from Anchorage, Alaska, came to Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security in search of several 2011 Ford Escape upgrades. He wanted a remote start system and more music options. We had a look at the truck and worked together the client to decide how he wanted to use the remote start and what features he wanted from a new radio. With that decided, we set to work.
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We have a lot of different Compustar remote start systems on display in our showroom, and even more available to be used in our employees’ vehicles. The client had the opportunity to try the different remote control options before buying and decided on the Compustar DroneMobile system.
DroneMobile uses an app on an Android smartphone or iPhone to communicate with the remote starter system. The client receives a month of free DroneMobile service upon activation of his system and then chooses one of four service plans. The RSD-3100S DroneMobile remote start kit also includes a four-button RF remote control with a 1,000-foot range as a backup.
We installed the remote start in the client’s vehicle with the same attention to detail and care that every one of our customers receives. We soldered every connection to ensure it would be 100% reliable. We then protected each connection with 3M electrical tape. Finally, we wrapped all the new wiring with Tesa cloth tape to give it a factory-installed look. The use of cloth tape eliminates the chance of the new wiring buzzing or rattling in the dash. Automakers use Tesa cloth tapes in factory harnesses for the same reason.
To fulfill the client’s request for more audio sources, we used his choice of a Pioneer DEH-X6800BT source unit. This single-DIN AM/FM receiver features Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming, as well as a USB port on the front panel. Both Android and iPhones can play their music directly through either connection. The client can also stream music from Pandora or Spotify.
To install the radio, we used a dash kit that replaces the entire front panel on the center console. The kit allows us to reinstall the heating and cooling controls and provides the option of installing a two-DIN radio, or single-DIN with a storage pocket. The black finish of the kit matches the dash and the radio cosmetics nicely, so we chose not to paint it to match.
Client Loved The Ford Escape Upgrades!
When the client returned to Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security to pick up the truck, we gave him a complete walk-through on how the remote starter system and radio operated. Ensuring our clients are comfortable with how to operate the products we sell is as important to us as the products themselves. Training is a standard part of our service.
If you are interested in a remote starter, security system or any audio upgrades to your vehicle, drop by the store. We’d be happy to review your request and propose a solution.
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