Even if your car or truck didn’t come with a remote starter option, the team at Driven Sound and Security in Negaunee can install a remote start system that will allow you to start your vehicle using your factory key fob. Let’s take a look at the benefits of using your factory remote, and why you may want to consider other options.
How Does 3x Lock Work?
When you press the lock button on your remote key fob or key three times in quick succession, the Compustar remote starter systems we install will bring your engine to life. Our starter solutions work with push-to-start ignition systems, manual transmission vehicles, diesel engines and even hybrid drivetrains. With a factory key fob starter, your keychain remains clutter-free while giving you the functionality you want.
Drawbacks of Using the Factory Remote
While not having a second remote on your keychain is a great option regarding reducing how much you have to carry around, factory remote starting systems are plagued by limited range. Most fobs offer 100 to 150 feet of range. This means you need to be close to the vehicle before you can start it. This lack of range negates the benefits of having a remote starter since you still need to wait for the car to warm up.
If you don’t want anything else on your keychain, the DroneMobile smartphone control system is a great option. Using a small cellular interface in your vehicle and an app on your phone, DroneMobile gives you effectively unlimited range. Since most of us have our phones with us all the time, there’s nothing extra to carry.
Remote Starter Installation Practices
Whether we are using your factory key fob to control your remote starter, your smartphone with a DroneMobile or two-way remote control, our team of technicians offers the same attention to detail in integrating the system into your vehicle. All of the wire-to-wire electrical connections we make are soldered to ensure maximum conductivity, excellent reliability and resistance to corrosion. Many of our connections will outlast and outperform the factory wiring in many vehicles.
We take care to mount the equipment we install in a way that ensures maximum performance and system reliability. We protect the wiring and cables with automotive-grade cloth tapes, and we use premium quality wire ties to secure everything in place.
Northern Michigan’s Remote Car Starter Experts
Before we start to work on your vehicle, we’ll discuss where you park your car at home and at work to make sure we provide you with the control solution you need to ensure that the vehicle is comfortable when it’s time to go. We can also give you the ability to remotely activate the rear window defroster, heated seats and a heated steering wheel automatically when the interior of your vehicle is cold.
If you are shopping for a remote car starter this season, drop by DrivenSS in Negaunee and speak with one of our product experts. We’d be happy to provide you with a detailed quote to make your vehicle more comfortable this winter. If you have any questions, give us a call or send us an e-mail using our online contact page. You can learn more about our starter options by visiting our remote starter model page.