A client from Wasilla, Alaska, came in with a 2013 Volkswagen Passat for a remote car starter. The first thing we ask with any European vehicle is how many keys the client has. Most European car owners have to lose the second key or valet key for the remote start to work. We install this extra key with our install. Our client confirmed they had a second key they could give up, and we proceeded with picking a remote start.
The client decided on Compustar’s DroneMobile and the RF-1WG6. The RF-1WG6 is a one-way remote with 1,000 feet of range. Such a remote comes in handy if your phone dies, the phone isn’t accessible or for just short distances. We started our install 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 and every 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.
After checking out the vehicle, we then vacuumed the Passat. Before we pulled it out of our service bay, we 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.