Owning a remote starter can be one of life’s great conveniences, but you want to make sure you get the best system for your needs. Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security is Alaska’s leader in this category, with tens of thousands of satisfied clients. If you spend time on our website, or that of our technology partner, Compustar, the choices can become overwhelming. You have several technologies and a lot of options to pick from. The good news is that we are here to help. We pride ourselves on helping our clients with choosing the right remote car starter the first time. Follow along as we explore:
Choosing The Right Remote Car Starter For Your Needs
First and foremost, we need to know what kind of vehicle you own, because different vehicles may work better with different systems. When you come see us, it is best to bring the vehicle if at all possible. If you’re getting a remote starter as a gift for someone else and bringing the vehicle to be used is not an option, we are going to ask you the following questions:
- What is the year, make and model of vehicle?
- Is it an automatic or manual transmission?
- Is it a gas, diesel or hybrid engine?
Having the answers to these questions will help us significantly in knowing what systems will work on your vehicle.
Next up is operating range. That is probably the farthest thing from the minds of most consumers, but should be at the top of the list. Why should you care about range? Great question. You probably think you will start the vehicle from home in the morning, and you would be correct. But here is where range gets important. The first time you use your remote start and go out to a warm vehicle, you will be hooked. You’ll never want to be cold again. And the first time you go out to your vehicle and don’t have to scrape ice off your windshield, you’ll never want to do that again, either. That means you have to think about all the places your vehicle will sit over the course of an average week – work, shopping, the movies, restaurants, church, etc. – and then buy enough range to start it in those places as well as at home.
One-Way Or Two-Way Systems
A one-way system comes with a remote control that communicates with your vehicle in one direction. You push a button on your remote and the vehicle responds. Two-way systems take it a step further. Whatever command you give to your vehicle is confirmed back to the remote control once the action has been completed. Imagine this scenario: You are out to eat, and you ask your vehicle to remote-start. You are not in eyesight of it, so you hope it started. If you own a two-way system, the vehicle will confirm back to the remote control once it has started, so you know for sure it will be warm and toasty when you are ready to leave. Even better — on our remote controls with LCD displays, you can press a button on the remote and see the temperature inside your vehicle. Now you know how long is needed for it to warm up.
Drone Smartphone Control
Are you the kind of person who hates having extra items on your keychain? Or maybe you love your smartphone and its ability to control items for you? If either of these scenarios describes you, our DroneMobile system may be right up your alley. Now you can harness the power of the Internet and your smartphone to remote-start your vehicle pretty much anywhere in the world. As long as your phone has Internet access and our Drone system can access the Internet where you have it parked, it will remote-start.
Do you have heated seats? How about a rear window defroster? On most vehicles, we can add control for these items through your remote starter as well.
Are you the kind of person who leaves your wipers on when you get out of the vehicle? Did you know that, if it ices up outside, the wipers freeze to the windshield and you remote-start your vehicle with the wipers set to be on, your wiper system may become damaged? We can build a protective circuit that will not activate the wipers during the remote start cycle, thus protecting your wipers from damage.
Security System Upgrade
If your vehicle is your pride and joy, you may want to consider adding a security system onto your remote car starter. You will now have the protection that goes way beyond the factory security system. If you choose a two-way system or a Drone, you will even be alerted if someone is tampering with your vehicle.
Choose Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security For Your Remote Car Starter Installation
Finally, and most importantly, the company you choose for your installation is probably your most important decision. Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security performs remote starter installations that are the industry standard. Our team has been hired to train retailers and manufacturers on proper installation methods by people as far away as Australia. What that means to you is that a system designed and installed by Perfectionist will give you years of reliable performance.
We invite you to stop by our state-of-the-art facility with your vehicle and get to know us. One of our award-winning folks will work hand in hand with you in selecting the best remote starter for your needs.
You can also contact us here for more information about any of our products and services.