Vehicle Warranty Affected by Remote Car Starter
If you have been told that a remote car starter will void your warranty then you need to see the truth here.
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Xtreme Vehicle Designs is the home of Central Indiana’s leading retailer of remote car starters. We have been in the business over 17 years now and would love the opportunity to earn your business. Let our technicians make your winter driving warm and enjoyable. If you like waking up to frosted windows and a freezing car, we may not be the company for you. However, if you would like to wake up and walk out to a warm vehicle without the need to scrape your windows, we can make this dream a reality. We are located in Noblesville just off 146th street and offer a pick up / drop service to serve you better. Global warming hasn’t turned Indiana into the tropics yet, so don’t be left out in the cold this winter.
We are the experts when it comes to helping you select and install the perfect remote start system for your vehicle. We are a Compustar Pro dealer and recently received their Top Gun award.
How does a remote car starter work?
A remote start system works by first having the brain/control unit installed into the vehicle. The unit has a wiring harness that our professional technicians interface into the vehicle to start the vehicle once activated. The unit also contains an antenna that is used to allow the control unit to talk to the remote. After the installation is complete, you simply activate the system by pressing a button on the remote. Our units have various run time settings, but by default we set ours to 24 minutes, which means that your vehicle will run for 24 minutes before automatically turning off, if you have not inserted the key to the on position.
If your car has a factory key fob which controls the door locks, hatch pop etc., the unit will continue to function as it did before installing your remote start. One thing to keep in mind is that many vehicles, particularly from Japanese automakers, disable the key fob functionality while the engine is running. If you find it to be inconvenient there are a couple of options. Our one button remote starts have an optional door unlock feature that we can install. There is an additional expense with this but many people appreciate the convenience of using a fob to unlock their doors. The other option is to purchase one of our remote starts with keyless entry.
Is it true installing a remote car start unit voids my factory warranty?
This is only a myth that the car dealers try to use to install fear in their customers. Since the remote start was not a part of the vehicle’s original equipment, they automatically do not want to deal with it. We have set up a page containing the information regarding to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act. By clicking here you can read in the policy in depth. It states that a manufacturer cannot void a warranty because an aftermarket device is installed.
How long does it take to install a remote start?
Normally installation of a remote start system will take anywhere from 2 to 5 hours depending on the vehicle. Your sales associate can advise you of the normal installation time for your particular vehicle.
We take pride in serving the central Indiana community and if there is anything we can do to help in your decision making process, please don’t hesitate to ask. We know you have a choice in where you shop and appreciate your consideration in choosing Xtreme Vehicle Designs. We believe word of mouth is our best advertising, so keeping our customers happy is a top priority.
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