Remote starters are one of the most popular product we sell at Enormis Mobile Specialties. We get lots of questions surrounding this category, with one of the most popular being:
Can I use my factory remote to start my vehicle?
That is a great question and worthy of a detailed answer. The simple answer is yes, under most circumstances, we can use your factory keyless entry system to remote start your vehicle. The better question might be: Should I use my factory remote to start my vehicle? In this article we will explore the pros and cons of using your factory remote. First, let’s take a look at what one of our factory remote-controlled starter systems looks like:
The Biggest And Only Advantage Of Using Your Factory Remote
The single biggest advantage of using your factory remote to start your vehicle is no need to carry a second remote control. For many people, this is a big plus. Unfortunately, the positives end at not needing a second remote.
Your Factory Remote Has Very Limited Range
Your factory remote control is very limited in range, so when and where you start your vehicle is now completely dependent on how far away your factory remote control works for you. You may be saying to yourself, “I am only going to start my vehicle from home, and my keyless entry system has plenty of range for that.” We have this exact conversation with over 90% of our first-time remote start buyers.
Why is that? It is because once you go out to your warmed-up vehicle one time, you are hooked. When you realize that scraping ice off windows can become a distant memory, you get very happy. Imagine this scenario: You go to work and your vehicle sits for the day. Your remote start doesn’t have enough range, so you go out to a cold vehicle at lunch time or the end of the day. That night, you go out to dinner, and you are there for 90 minutes. When you get ready to leave, your factory keyless doesn’t have enough range to work, so out you go to a cold vehicle.
Do you see a pattern here? Here is what we suggest to all of our clients: Think about all of the places where your vehicle will sit over the course of an average week, and buy enough range to start it from all those places. Any time your vehicle sits for 45 minutes or more, you will want to be able to start it remotely.
Enormis Has A Number Of Solutions To Increase Starting Range
The good news is that Enormis Mobile Specialties has several different solutions, with one of them guaranteed to work for you. Let’s dig into a few popular models.
One-button remote controls are very compact, and specifically designed to get you a lot more range for your remote starter. It is so compact, you won’t even notice it is there. This is our first offering in the category of expanding the range of remote starting over your factory remote.
One-Button Two-Way Remotes
One-button two-way remotes are another popular option. This remote gets confirmation back from the vehicle once it has started. Many of the times you’ll want to use your remote, you won’t see your vehicle. You simply push that single button on the remote control and, a few seconds later, the remote gives you an audible and visual response, so you know your engine is running, warming up your vehicle and defrosting those windows.
Your Smartphone Can Control Your Vehicle Remote Starting
The ultimate in convenience is our smartphone-based systems. You don’t have to carry any new remote controls, and have almost unlimited range. As long as your phone has Internet coverage and the module we install in your vehicle can access the Internet, you have unlimited range. It opens up many new possibilities to start your vehicle and enjoy this great convenience.
We invite you to stop by Enormis Mobile Specialties and get to know us better. Let us show you why northern Pennsylvania considers us the remote starter experts and our installation team is considered the finest in the area. One of our team members will work one on one with you to find the best solution for your needs.
You can also fill out our remote starter quote form by clicking HERE