Most new vehicles are equipped with special computer keys. These keys emit a code that your vehicle will recognize and allow the car to start. If you use a regular key the ignition tumbler would turn but the engine would not turn over. When installing a remote start a module is used to learn and supply that code to the vehicle. This module only sends the code when you command it to remote start. The factory starter disable is always in effect otherwise. These modules range in cost from 50.00 to 125.00 depending on the vehicle. Push to start vehicles are not a problem and require a little more labor.
There are still vehicles made that are not equipped with computer keys so additional modules will not be needed.
When a vehicle is remote started a key is needed to unlock the steering column and drive the car. If someone was able to get into the vehicle during remote start mode and tried to put the car in drive or stepped on the brake pedal the car would shut off.
Remote starts can be added to factory remotes or for longer range we can supply you with new remotes. If even longer distance is needed a car link or smart start module can be added. This new very cool invention will allow you access from a smart phone. You can perform all functions as well as get confirmation that the vehicle has started. If you add a security system you will also be notified if the alarm triggers.
Do not be FOOLED by the car dealer !!! Under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty improvement act , a vehicle manufacturer may not make its vehicle warranty conditional on the use of any product or service unless the manufacturer provides the product or service free of charge or the FTC has specifically published that only the vehicle manufacturers product or service is needed. Read more
Car dealerships have their own after market shops come in and install your up-grades. We are less expensive, offer better equipment, do a professional installation and are way better looking.
Give us a call and we will be able to quote a price on the system that best meets your needs....