Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security is world-renowned for the quality of our installations. Our time-tested methods are so reliable that remote start manufacturers have Perfectionist train other shops in the proper methods of doing an installation. Our team has traveled as far as Australia to perform these trainings, so when we say world-renowned, we aren’t joking.
Faster Connections Aren’t The Best
In our opinion, the single biggest area where shops cut corners in remote starter installations is in the connections. It can save significant time to use T-Taps, Scotch locks or Crimp connectors. Other shops simply strip back the jacket of the wire and wrap the new wire around it. We do it differently: We solder any and all connections in our installations.
Soldering Provides A Superior Connection
Why is soldering better? That is a very good question. Solder is a highly conductive metal that creates a solid bond between two wires. If you open up any good piece of electronics, you will see solder used all over the place on the circuit board. It is the most reliable, most consistent connection material available. When a shop uses a crimp-style connector, the connection is not as good, and the factory wire could be damaged when the crimp is installed. Either of these situations may result in a remote starter that does not work properly, fails prematurely or, in some instances, may even strand the vehicle. I can imagine that we don’t need to elaborate on why twisting wires together in a vehicle is not a good idea. It is a very poor substitute for a good, soldered connection.
Soldering Is More Labor Intensive
Why doesn’t everyone solder all of their connections? Many shops are interested in how fast they can do a remote starter installation, as well as how inexpensively, and soldering takes longer to do than other methods. Any money saved on the front end can be handed out to the consumer as a lower price. The sad reality, though, is that the client is getting an inferior product.
Another reason that many shops don’t solder is that it is a learned trade, just like welding. It takes training, time and practice to become proficient at soldering connections, and many shops are not willing to make that initial investment.
Rest assured, that is not how we do installations. Perfectionist won’t compromise on our integrity and our reputation.
At this point, we hope you can see that soldered connections are the only proper way to do a remote starter installation. Since Perfectionist Auto Sound & Security only does installations this way, our systems are going to be a better long-term value for you. We invite you to stop by our state-of-the-art facility with your vehicle and get to know us better. Let us show you why Mobile Electronics magazine has named us the Top Mobile Electronics Retailer in the United States two different times.
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