In the midst of auto start season here in Anchorage, Alaska, we see customers come in every day with all types of vehicles. From Toyotas to BMWs, from the 1990s to 2020s, we see it all. It is always exciting, though, seeing a newer vehicle come in that not many installers have worked on. After consulting with a customer who has a 2018 Audi Q8 and talking about her specific needs and preferences, we decided on the Pro G15, a two-way remote with a range of 2 miles. “Two-way” meaning she will be notified when the vehicle is started, locked or unlocked through an LED light, audible tone or LCD screen — even through a push notification if she’s using the Compustar Drone.
We start every install with a check-in using an iPad, which includes taking photos of the exterior, checking the functions of the vehicle and performing a battery test. We then put a battery charger on the vehicle with a fender cover to protect the vehicle’s paint from any scratches. Our techs prep the install by soldering every connection; electrical-taping each connection; and then using JK Tapes, a cloth tape similar to the tape used in factory, to clean up the install. In this case, the installation took place in the trunk of the vehicle, rather than the driver’s-side dash.
Since this 2018 Audi Q8 is a push-to-start, it also goes to show how experienced our technicians are at installing auto starts, especially for European vehicles.
The next time you’re looking for an autostart and need highly skilled and trained installers to work on your complex European vehicle, Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security will take care of you.