A client from Anchorage, Alaska, came in with a 2016 Toyota 4Runner and inquired about a remote starter for the brand-new car. They came in knowing they wanted a two-way auto start with at least 6,000 feet of range. We ended up going with the Compustar RF-2W901-SS. This unit is a two-way system that has up to a mile of range and is rechargeable. It also has a one-year warranty on the remotes as long as they are not physically damaged.
We started by checking every function of the vehicle, using our iPads to record everything. We then performed our install using Tesa tape and zip ties, and soldering each connection.
Once we complete a job, we have a different technician check out the vehicle. He goes over the same functions, and also checks the work performed. In this case, he checked the hood pin, brake shutdown, unlock, lock and remote start. The hood pin is essential in every remote start. It is a pin under the hood that senses whether the hood is closed or open. If the hood is open and someone tries to remote start the vehicle, it will not start and the system will give an error. This is a major safety feature. We install a hood pin on every vehicle we install a remote start in.
We vacuumed the vehicle and added a complimentary Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security water bottle, and a VIP hanger. We taught our client how to use the new remote start, and answered any questions.