Remote Start Modules

As the automobile industry continues to shift focus towards convenience, luxury, and mechanical automation, remote start modules are becoming increasingly popular in new vehicle models. A remote start module allows you to start your vehicle with a single push of a button, rather than having to get in and turn the key. In years past, one would have to own a luxury vehicle in order to have a remote start module installed. However, as various automobile manufacturers have realized the benefits of offering this extremely appealing feature to customers, it's becoming a standard upgrade in many cars, trucks, and SUVs released in 2011. Fortunately, if your vehicle does not already have a remote start module installed, you can easily purchase one and have it installed for a relatively low price. If you're interested in learning more about remote start modules, the following information pertains to various types, benefits, and popular installation methods.

The main benefit of a remote start module is the convenience it provides, giving the vehicle owner the ability to start the car without ever entering it. After starting the vehicle remotely, the air-conditioning or heating system may start automatically, causing the climate to be ideal within the cabin before the driver makes their entrance. This is incredibly beneficial during extreme parts of winter or summer, when it can take a few minutes for the cabin of the vehicle to heat up or cool down to an ideal temperature. A remote start module is the perfect way to add flair and simplified functionality to any vehicle with an automatic transmission, and can also serve as a backup for your keys, in case they're lost and you need another way to start the vehicle on sudden notice.

There are three main types of remote start modules currently available on the market – standalone modules, alarm add-ons, and alarm with remote start included - the latter of which is the least expensive. The 'standalone' modules include a remote control, the 'alarm add-on' modules are attached to the alarm and a button on the current alarm system is programmed to start the engine, and the 'alarm with remote control' modules are known for utilizing less wires and are therefore easier to install. If you're looking to save the most money, choosing the type with an alarm and remote start module included in a single installation would be the cheapest option. It is important to note that a remote start module can only be installed in vehicles with automatic transmissions, and installing them in a vehicle with a manual transmission is illegal in many states.

A remote start module is directly connected to the wires of the engine's ignition switch, which is responsible for the main functionality of the vehicle. After a successful installation, the remote start module will be able to simulate the action of turning a key in the ignition. Remote start module installations are slightly more complicated than alarm system installations, and it is relatively easy to damage the electrical system with a single mishap. Thus, hiring a qualified professional to perform the installation is highly recommended. It is also important to consider the mounting location for the remote start module, as you'll want to choose a place where the wires will be safe from being damaged or pinched. It should also be noted that some vehicles have a safety mechanism that requires the key to be in the ignition in order for the car to start. Fortunately, such safety mechanisms can be circumvented by installing a resistor within the remote start module interface.



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