Having a remote starter is not only convenient, but it can also be beneficial for the vehicle too. Here are a few of its benefits:
- Improves Engine Health
Before you exercise, you need to warm-up and stretch your body first. Likewise, you want to make sure that your car’s engine is properly warmed up before you set out. With a remote starter, you can start your engine while getting ready to go rather than just jumping in and driving, so your engine will live a little longer.
- Increases Safety & Security
At first, you might think that having a remote starter is unsafe for your car since it means leaving it running. This is a common misconception. When you start your car with your remote, the car remains locked. This means that your car is secure the whole time whenever the engine is warming up. Apart from this, some remote starters come with car alarms ensuring that your car is safe and secure from theft.
- Ensures Comfort
With a remote starter, you can pre-cool or pre-warm your vehicle so that your car is comfortable when you get in. Just set the heater or AC before you get out. When you use the remote starter, the air conditioning will start too.
- Increases Resale Value
A remote starter is a handy modification, adding a unique selling point. Installing one increases the car’s value when you resell it.
Installing your own Remote Starter
If you want to install this device yourself, you have to follow a series of steps.
1. Get The Appropriate Starter for Your Vehicle
Not all remote starters are the same. Make sure you choose a good one and that it’s compatible with your car.
2. Check the Installation Instructions
Ideally the starter will have clear installation instructions and include a number for customer service in case you run into trouble. Check in advance of the purchase. You don’t want to be up to your elbows and find out you don’t know what to do next and don’t have any support.
3. Get the Wiring Diagram of Your Vehicle
Before you start plugging and unplugging your car’s parts, make sure that you are doing it right. The wiring diagram will help you determine which wires to remove and reconnect. Working without one is asking for trouble.
4. Prepare Your Vehicle
Remove the battery first to reduce the risk of shock. After that, you can remove all the panels that are hiding the wires. Make sure that the appropriate tools are within your reach for more comfortable work.
5. Mark the Wires and the Select the Location for the Main Unit
Marked your wires to avoid confusion. Apart from this, you want to decide where to mount the unit before you start. Most people usually store their remote starters under the steering wheel, dashboard, or glove compartment.
6. Connect and Test
After installation, test the starter before you put the tools away or toss the box and directions.
All that is a lot of work. There’s no shame in hiring an expert if you don’t feel up to it.
JC Power Audio’s Remote Starter Installation Services
JC Power Audio is one of the leading installers in San Diego, CA, providing high-quality modifications for your vehicle. Their installers are ready to do a fast, professional installation for you. If you want an excellent remote starter installed in your vehicle, contact JC Power Audio at (619) 582-4855, or visit our website at JCPowerAudio.com.