Can you add a remote start to a hybrid vehicle?
Richard, a longtime ENORMIS Mobile Specialties customer and East Erie resident, recently purchased a brand-new 2019 Toyota Highlander hybrid. Rich wanted to add a remote start to it. So, he called our store and spoke with Doug Reichert. Doug is our product integration specialist. In concern, Richard asked if it was even possible to add a remote start to a Toyota hybrid. That’s because the Toyota dealership told Richard that hybrid models do not come with remote starts and they could not add one.
In contrast, Doug from ENORMIS said that, not only was a remote start possible, but the Highlander was eligible for ENORMIS’s vehicle-specific remote start. So, Doug went over all the options for remote starts with Richard. After reviewing the choices, Richard chose the optional 6/10 mile-range, two-way confirming remote control. This is the same remote as our Ataqan system and will tell Richard that the vehicle has remote started by beeping and flashing lights!
Hybrid Highlander Gets an MECP Install
Richard dropped the vehicle off on a Thursday afternoon. After that, MECP-certified technician Ken Whiteman installed the remote start promptly. Because of that, Richard could pick up the vehicle that afternoon. Richard came to pick up the Highlander. So, Doug went over all the features with Richard and his wife. In detail, Doug pointed out that the remote start is not just for cold days. But, the remote start could also be used for hot summer days as well.
One last thing, The Highlander is also equipped with heated and cooled seats. So Richard can leave the seat switches in either the hot or cold position. That way, the Toyota seats will activate with the remote start. Now that’s comfort!
If you would like to increase the comfort of your vehicle with a high-quality remote start, just contact the electrical pros at ENORMIS Mobile Specialties near Erie, PA.
This post was provided by Doug Reichert. Call him! Doug has been in the automotive service business since 2001. In his free time, Doug likes working outside in his yard and enjoys exercising. Doug is active in his community by volunteering at his church and for several nonprofits.