We Make Vehicles More Comfortable
At SoundsGood Auto, we install many varieties of remote car starters to help to make your vehicle more comfortable when you get in ready to drive. Whether it’s heating the interior in the winter or cooling it in the summer, we can recommend and install an ideal remote start system just for you. We are experts in the installation aspect, including complex vehicles with transponder security keys, keyless push button start ignitions and even those with manual transmissions. We even install remote car starters on commercial and recreational vehicles. Our goal is to make sure when you’re ready to get in and drive, you do so in complete comfort.
Benefits of Remote Car Starters
Comfortable interior temperatures are the most evident benefit of a remote car starter, but there are actually several others that people may not consider or know.
- Warming the engine before driving gets the internal parts lubricated sufficiently so that when the vehicle is ready to drive, the lubricants are up to temperature and do their job to protect the engine. A well lubricated engine lasts longer and performs better.
- Remotely starting the vehicle to allow the interior to achieve a comfortable temperature provides added efficiency on the use of your time. Whether it’s extra minutes in your morning routine, finishing up at the office or even keeping the car warm at the grocery store, a remote car starter allows you more efficient use of time otherwise spent warming (or cooling) the vehicle.
- A remote car starter also provides added security when the car stays running because you can remotely lock the doors and keep the keys with you. This means no need to leave keys in the ignition just to run into the store or to get a quick coffee.
- Many of our remote car starters utilize a smartphone app that can also help to locate your vehicle should it be parked among a sea of other vehicles or in a parking garage where you don’t recall the exact location, such as the airport to shopping centre.
What We Offer
Our remote car starters are the very best. Combined with our skillful installation, our products carry an exceptional lifetime warranty and we provide many options to best match your needs to the right remote starter system and remote control method. We can also combine a remote starter with additional security system features to further enhance the peace-of-mind knowing your car is safe and secure.
Above all, SoundsGood Auto advocates for safety in remote car starters. We ensure your system is integrated safely and operates without concern for accidental engagement. Here are some of the safety features we integrate into your remote car starter system:
- Doors Locked – All of doors remain locked in our remote car starter systems until the driver chooses when to unlock them. This means no unauthorized entrants into the vehicle, including children or potential thieves.
- Engine RPM Monitoring – Our remote car starter systems monitor engine RPMs to provide confirmation the vehicle starts and does not over rev the engine. In the event the vehicle does not start on the first try and all other safety inputs are okay, the remote starter system automatically makes 2 more subsequent attempts until it does start.
- Engine Compartment Monitoring – Our remote car starters do not allow the engine to start when the engine compartment is open. If the engine were to start, bodily injury to eyes, face, arms, hands or other body parts from belts, radiator hoses, moving parts, etc. could occur, so we ensure that can’t happen.
- Emergency Brake On – Before the vehicle is able to start by remote, the emergency brake in must be engaged. This negates unexpected movements, particularly of concern on steep driveways or hills.
- Disable Engine if Foot Brake is used – If the foot brake is pressed and the key is not inserted in the ignition (or transmitter in range on push-to-start cars), our remote car starters will shut down the engine. This prevents unauthorized use because the vehicle has not been ‘told’ by the system that an authorized user with a key (or transmitter) is behind the wheel.
Remote Control Options
We offer 1-way and 2-way RF remote key fob remote controls in many styles. We have some stylized options that are very thin and compact to easily fit in your pocket. The benefit of a 2-way model is that it will provide confirmation of the vehicle starting, doors locking, etc. Should you have a companion security system as part of the remote starter, a 2-way remote will also alert you to any activity that sets off the system which could include opening of a door, impact or glass sensors, or any number of other trigger points we connect. Typical range of RF remotes can be up to 1 kilometer which well exceeds factory key fob remotes (typically limited to 30-40 meters).
The most robust control way to control your remote car starter is via smartphone app. This is available for iOS (Apple®) or Android™ devices. Using a smartphone app provides additional features such as status updates (check the vehicle’s temperature, confirm doors are locked, etc.) and other options such as real-time GPS tracking. This is enabled through cellular communication, so anywhere there’s a signal you can control your vehicle’s remote starter.
Consider Adding Security
We can add security features to just about any remote car starter system we offer. Check out our Vehicle Security page for more information about the robust vehicle security features we can provide. We are experts in both remote car starters and comprehensive vehicle security systems.
Visit Us Today
Stop in and visit either our Coquitlam or Burnaby facilities and allow us to give you a shop tour. We can discuss a remote car starter system that’ll make your vehicle much more comfortable to enter when you’re ready to drive. We’ll even show you some simple ways to add additional convenience features and security upgrades. Our thoughtful solutions combined with our world-class, expert installation ensure you’ll have the ideal remote car starter system for your needs. We’re not just a car audio and remote car starter shop; we are a world-class Vehicle Enhancement Facility.