Those of you who live in harsh colder climates will appreciate the beauty of a remote car starter. No longer will you risk freezing yourselves to warm up your vehicles. With a remote starter you can start your car (and turn it off) without setting foot outside. It can turn on the heater in the winter and start the air conditioner during summer. Pretty convenient.
The remote starter is connected with your vehicle's starter, ignition, engine tachometer, neutral safety switch, heater, air conditioning system and parking lights. When you activate the remote starter, the parking lights flash once so you know that the control module in the vehicle has received the signal.
The control module then supplies power to the ignition the same way a key does. The module supplies power to the starter for a maximum of four seconds to start the engine. It monitors the tachometer (voltage) so that it knows when the engine has started and releases so not to grind the starter - it's probably easier on your car's starter than you are!
Once running, the remote can be used to turn on the heater or the air conditioning to bring the interior of your car to a comfortable temperature. In the winter it will even run your defroster to clear the windshield - no more frozen fingers from scraping ice! In the summer you won't be burning your skin on hot surfaces. The remote starter will keep your car running for a predetermined time, and then it will automatically shut off. This is great in case you get preoccupied and don't come out to your car.
To start driving, simply unlock the doors, put the key in the ignition and drive away; the same as you've always done. Remote car starters have a mile range as well, so that you can start your car even if it's parked down the street. The cost varies, but they're definitely a great investment.
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