One of the most common questions we get at Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security revolves around remote car starters and warranties. When talking to clients about a remote start for their vehicles, we will often hear this question:
“Will installing a remote start void my new car warranty?”
The simple answer is no. But don’t just take our word for it – listen to what the federal government has to say on the subject of installing aftermarket products in your vehicle:
Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
In fact, to make matters more interesting, the government passed a law in 1975 to address this very topic. It is called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975. Car dealers had started telling their customers that their warranties would be voided if they didn’t get their vehicles serviced at their dealerships and use parts only sold by the dealerships. It created such an uproar that Congress acted. The sad reality is that people have short memories, though, and car dealers are back at it again.
So, yes, Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security is telling you that your vehicle warranty will still be intact if you have us install a remote starter for you. There are a few important details that you need to know, though.
Low-Quality Products Are A Cause For Concern
If you buy a low-quality remote starter and/or have someone perform a substandard installation, and damage to the vehicle occurs, your warranty may be suspect. At this point, your head may be spinning a little. Let’s put you at ease. If you go to an auto parts store and buy a remote starter that comes with an instructional DVD, or you get one from an auction site for an extremely low price, buyer beware. Remote starters are highly sophisticated units and become an integral part of the electrical system in your vehicle, so choose wisely here. What makes this part funny is that the cost difference between a cheap unit and a good unit may be only $50 or less.
Avoid Personal Liability By Choosing Reputable Installation
Now, let’s talk about the installation. This is the critical part. When you choose to have a remote starter installed, you need to know that the installer will be doing major surgery on your vehicle’s electrical system. If you choose the lowest bidder for your installation and they make a mistake, the liability falls on you, not the vehicle manufacturer, if something goes wrong.
Perfectionist Offers The Highest Quality Installation, To Protect Your Warranty
The good news is that Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security is the reference standard for quality in remote starter installation. Our team has taught retailers and manufacturers about proper installation techniques all over the world. And yes, we did say the world. We have done training as far away as Australia. What does this mean to you? It means we are trustworthy, and that our installations will never harm your vehicle, only enhance it.
When you decide to get a remote start, we invite you to stop by our state-of-the-art facility. Let us show you why Mobile Electronics magazine has named us the Top Mobile Electronics Retailer in the USA two different times. We are only the third retailer to have ever won this prestigious award more than once.
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