Most vehicles sold today have the little buttons on the key that lets a person lock and unlock car doors from a fair distance away. But, that is pretty much all that these things do. What if you want to remotely start your car? You are probably going to have to make some changes and some upgrades, right? Thankfully, there are plenty of options available to let you start your car from virtually anywhere, lock or unlock the doors and even pop the trunk. You can have a warm or cool car before you even get your morning bagel toasted. How is that for living the life?
CLOUD BASED REMOTE STARTERS
While there are many companies and brands to choose from, one that we carry and use here is the Viper remote system. There is a wide range of products in this line included the cloud based starters that use your smartphone and apps to remotely start your car, turn on the heating/cooling system and more. You could start your car from virtually anywhere even if you can’t see the car from where you are sitting.
The Viper remote system can also be accessed by using 2 way remotes that are available as either LED or LCD systems. The LED system shows a small light beside each of the commands. Press the button to lock and unlock car doors and those lights will flash to let you know that it has happened. In the LCD system, you get a small screen with a blue back light that lets you see icons and displays of the time plus the action that you are performing. Like the other style, you get confirmation that the action has been successfully completed.
At the higher end of the spectrum you get add on features such as GPS tracking of your car so that you are never wandering around the wrong side of the building looking for your car and panicking when you can’t find it. You can also get alerts for things like tire pressure, battery issues or even when you are low on gas. Set the appropriate alerts and the system will let you know if you are driving too fast and more.
Not everyone wants all the bells and whistles; we get that. Come in and let’s discuss the right type of car starting system for your needs and your budget. We can help you find the right one to make your life just a little easier.