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Why Remote Starters Are Great All Year 'Round

Updated: Apr 4

The Top Four Ways Remote Starters Make Life Easier

We love remote starters here at Stereo Depot. They’re easy to install, add tons of convenience for drivers, and perhaps best of all, they’re a pretty inexpensive upgrade to make on any vehicle. Once you decide on which type of remote start kit you want, the remote start installation process doesn’t take much time at all.

So, is remote start right for you? And what exactly will you get out of remote start once it’s installed? Let’s break this down.

Remote Starters Beat the Heat

When you live out in California, you can expect the occasional heat wave or hot, sunny day in the high 90s. Hot weather is the cost of doing business when you live in the land of endless summer, which is exactly where remote starters come into play. Let’s say, for instance, that your car has been parked outside all day, baking under the sun’s ultraviolet rays. That means that your car is going to feel like an oven once you finally get out to it. Additionally, it’s going to take some time for your A/C to cool your car down. However, with remote start, you won’t have to suffer through that.

Using your trusty remote start feature, you’ll be able to turn your car on and allow it to cool down well before you actually step foot into it. Even if your car is parked far away, you should be able to activate it if you’ve selected a remote start kit with the right range. Minimum range typically starts at 500 ft. and goes all the way up to 5,000 ft.

Remote Starters Beat the Cold, Too

In the same way you can use a remote start to cool off your car, you can also use it to heat things up during snowy or icy conditions. That’s not really something we have to deal with in California, but if you find yourself out in a part of the country that experiences all four seasons, you’ll be glad you have a remote start to help thaw things out.

Remote Starters Protect Your Vehicle

If all remote starters did was allow you to start your car remotely, that would be good enough on its own. As it turns out, remote starters allow you to do quite a bit more than that. Many remote starter kits on the market also have anti-theft security features included. In addition to keeping your doors locked while the car is on, the remote start kit actually requires a key to be in the ignition before the car is operable. Even in the event that someone breaks into your car while the engine is running, the engine will shut off the moment the brake pedal is pressed. The thief won’t be able to get very far without endangering themselves or compromising the vehicle.

Additionally, certain remote starter kits have additional security features and alarms that can be activated as soon as the vehicle is stolen. The more advanced remote starters kits have a GPS-enabled tracking device that allows you to see exactly where your car is right on your smartphone.

Remote Starters Increase the Overall Value of Your Vehicle

Although a remote starter isn’t going to add a ton of value, it is still a feature that dealerships and private buyers consider when evaluating a vehicle for purchase. This means that whatever money you invest in your remote starter kit you’ll see on the backend when you finally part ways with the car.

Get a Remote Start Installation Today!

Now that you know all the benefits of having a remote start in a vehicle, the next step is getting one for yourself. We carry a wide variety of remote start kits here at Stereo Depot San Diego. Once you’ve selected the one that works best for you and your budget, our team can get right to work on your remote start installation. Additionally, if you’ve been looking for car stereo installation in San Diego, look no further. We have some of the widest stock and largest selection of aftermarket car stereos, speakers, subwoofers, and other car audio accessories.

We have two convenient locations – one in San Diego and one in El Cajon. Feel free to stop by either one and we’ll be happy to talk to you about upgrades. If you want to set an appointment or send us an email, use the contact form on our website.

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