Tips for Staying Safe with Remote Car Starters

Tips for Staying Safe with Remote Car Starters

When you want to get the most out of your car, it can be advantageous to explore remote starters. A remote car starter is something that can be applied after-market so you can use your remote to get your car started — even before step foot in your car.

There are many benefits to having a car starter, but don't just go to any auto parts store to get one. Come to Soundz Good Stereo. We provide products from top manufacturers, allowing you to choose from the best selection on the market. If you've recently upgraded to a remote car starter or are thinking about getting one, here are some safety tips to keep in mind.

Use those Safety Features

Remote car starters come equipped with a number of safety features that are sure to ease your mind about the product. For instance, when you start your car remotely, your automatic door locks will engage. This ensures that no one can get into your car and drive off with it. 

You can also find systems that require you to hold a combination of buttons to start the car. That way, you don’t accidentally start the ignition before you are ready. This feature can also prevent someone else, for example, your young children, to start the car without you knowing.

Other safety features include: 

  • A system reset that tells the engine to turn off when you tap the brakes.
  • A cut-off switch that will disable the engine when you open the hood.
  • Safeguards for the engine to stop if there is a mechanical problem.

Remote Car Starters Come Equipped with Numerous Safety Features

Take Steps to Avoid CO Poisoning 

You want to make sure that you avoid putting yourself at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Do not use your remote start unless your car is outside. Otherwise, the carbon monoxide emitted from your car can accumulate inside your garage, putting you and your family in a dangerous situation. Even if the garage door is open, it isn't safe to let a car run for long.

Carbon monoxide isn't just a risk for you, but for everyone, as the toxic gas can create air pollution. For this reason, various municipalities have ordinances in place that prohibit unattended cars from idling in public garages or roads. Make sure you're aware of any local restrictions, as you may not be able to use your remote car starter in certain areas.

Get a Remote Starter Today 

Soundz Good Stereo offers an array of remote car starters. We can even install it for you. If you'd like to take advantage of the many benefits of remote car starters but don't have the money for it right now, don't worry! We offer financing, which lets you make affordable monthly payments. Even if you have bad credit, you can still be approved. Visit our website for more information on financing, and stop by Soundz Good Stereo today to talk to one of our technicians about installing a remote car starter. 

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