Clients ask the staff at Certified Auto Sound and Security in Maple Ridge, Chilliwack and Abbotsford about budget remote car starters all the time. These systems are available at auto parts stores, Walmart, Canadian Tire and online. Budget starters aren’t just a bad idea, they are a liability. Let’s look at the top seven reasons to avoid cheap remote starters.
1. Remote Range Performance
Premium remote starter systems like the Compustar products we sell offer excellent range performance. In fact, you can choose remote options that provide between 1.5 to nearly 5 kilometers of range. Budget remote starters often struggle to outperform those dismal remotes that come with your vehicle.
2. System Reliability
When a manufacturer designs a product, they can choose the quality of the components that go into those products. Component accuracy, temperature tolerance and longevity increase as the quality and cost of the component goes up. Do you want a cheap relay determining if your starter circuit will work the next time you turn the key? We don’t. We want something reliable.
3. Integration Flexibility
Some vehicles require many connections in order to integrate a remote starter. We only use starter systems with configurable inputs and outputs so your vehicle works flawlessly after the installation is complete. We never have to take shortcuts or leave out features because we have run out connections.
Apart from the quality of the components used to manufacture the starter you choose, the design of the device and its remotes has a dramatic influence on longevity and durability. Compustar remotes are water-resistant or completely waterproof. They are built using premium quality plastics with heavy reinforcing and metal inserts so they remain functional for years.
5. Installation Quality
As important as the remote starter hardware is, the quality of the installation plays an equally significant role in determining how well your remote starter will work. Proper equipment mounting, careful wire routing and fanatical attention to detail when it comes to making electrical connections ensure our systems will last the life of your vehicle.
6. Component Compatibility
We use Compustar remote car starters and iDatalink vehicle integration modules. These companies work hand-in-hand to make sure every message and command is 100 percent compatible with their hardware and software. This interaction improves the performance of the starter, allowing commands to execute faster after you press a button. Likewise, information from the vehicle is fed back into the starter control module accurately and efficiently. Everything just works right – eliminating the need for troubleshooting during the installation.
Compustar offers a lifetime warranty on all of its remote starter and security system control modules. The remote controls and system accessories are backed by a one- or two-year warranty, depending on the model. When you buy a quality product, you know we will stand behind it.
Avoid Budget Remote Car Starters Like the Plague
Before you find yourself stranded with one of those budget remote car starters, drop into Certified Auto Sound and Security and speak with a member of our sales team or use our online contact form to email us. We will answer all of your questions to help provide you with the perfect starter, security or convenience solution for your application.