Remote Car Starters and The Milwaukee Winter
If you live anywhere near or in Milwaukee, you will easily be able to understand the tremendous struggle that you have to wage while sitting inside a frozen car on a particularly cold and blistery winter morning. Unless of course, you have already installed the most wondrous of devices – “the remote car starter”.
The (by now ubiquitous) remote starter that is often colloquially referred to as a “remote start system”, “auto starter” or even simply as a “car starting device”, is basically an electronic system that enables you to start your automobile’s engine even from directly outside of your own vehicle. As a matter of fact, once you have installed this device, you can effectively ensure that your car is as warm as a toast long before you even enter the vehicle. Furthermore, the device can also be utilized to cool down your car by switching on your air conditioner and even cooling your seat on a particularly hot summer afternoon.
How do such remote sensors work?
Remote starters are somewhat different from their more ‘run of the mill’ door locking and unlocking counterparts. And as such, they tend to be a far more complicated product that requires professional installation by duly qualified people who should be knowledgeable and experienced enough to be able to splice and incorporate the system seamlessly, in your precious automobile’s electronic system.
A typical remote start system is just like its remote door lock opening and closing security system and includes two main components:
- The controller module unit that is directly installed in your automobile.
- The remote unit that is attached to the keychain that you carry with you so that you could open and switch on your vehicle remotely.
This two-unit system is the standard means of remotely opening and starting your vehicle and also switching on your climate control system, so that your car is at your desired temperature when you enter it. This is because it can be used to operate both your car’s AC and/or heater, as the case may be.
Another key advantage of remotely starting your vehicle is that most such units come bundled with a veritable host of safety features such as a car alarm, in case someone tempers with your car in your absence. Moreover, the key has to be physically present in the car when you commence driving otherwise the vehicle will simply stop and won’t budge from its place.
However, it is pertinent to note that you should only use the right remote car starting unit for your vehicle. For example, automatic vehicles should only be mated to its specific ‘auto car’ remote start unit and the same applies for a manual one.
Nevertheless, a properly installed high quality unit will give you many years of service life and will also help keep your vehicle safe.
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