What is a remote start?

The Basics

A remote starter, otherwise known as an “auto starter”, “car starter”, or simply “remote start”, is an electronic device that allows you to start your vehicle’s engine from outside of your vehicle. The benefit of a remote starter is that allows you to warm up or cool down your vehicle in harsh weather. It can also be good for your vehicle’s engine to warm up before driving it aggressively on the freeway.

 

The remote transmitters used with remote starters are not all that different from the other remotes we use in everyday life (e.g. garage door, TV). However, remote start makers have developed advanced technology to allow people to send commands from up to 3 miles away or from their smartphones.

The control module aspect of the system is where there is some variance depending on the type of vehicle you own. When you send a “remote start” command from the remote transmitter, the control module receives the command and then “mimics” your vehicle’s factory key signal to safely start your vehicle’s engines and its internal electronics (e.g. air conditioning, heated seats).

How does it work?

Remote starters are fairly complex products that require professional installation. In layman’s terms, a standard remote start system includes two primary components:

1. A remote capable of sending commands

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2. A control module, or “brain”, which is installed inside of the vehicle.

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First step: Choose Your System Type

Remote start only? Security? Combo? Determine what type of system you are looking to add to your vehicle.

START-IT

FT-7200S-CONT

  • Remote Start
  • —–
  • Keyless Entry
  • Manual Transmission Compatible
  • Diesel-Engine Ready
  • —–
  • —–
  • (2) 2-Way Data Ports
  • Blade Ready
  • Fortin Ready

ALARM-IT

FT-6300A-CONT

  • —–
  • Vehicle Security
  • Keyless Entry
  • —–
  • —–
  • Shock Sensor Included
  • Siren Included
  • (1) 2-Way Data Ports
  • Blade Ready
  • Fortin Ready

MAX-IT

FT-7000AS-CONT

  • Remote Start
  • Vehicle Security
  • Keyless Entry
  • Manual Transmission Compatible
  • Diesel-Engine Ready
  • DAS Sensor Included
  • Siren Included
  • (2) 2-Way Data Ports
  • Blade Ready
  • Fortin Ready

Second Step: Choose your Remotes + Accessories

Do you need 1-way or 2-way? How far away would you need it to work? Would you like to use your smartphone?

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Or you may go with an all in one package

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