If you have decided to get a remote starter installed for yourself, or buy one as a gift, we applaud you. Enormis Mobile Specialties has been specializing in remote starters since 1999, and we want you to know that not all of them are created equal. In fact, many shops will cut any corner necessary to offer you a lower price. Sometimes, they will even do things that compromise the remote starter safety. That will never happen in our store because we are committed to giving you the highest-performing, most-reliable, safest system available. Follow along as we explore the differences in an Enormis installation.
Hood Safety Switch Key For Remote Starter Safety
This is a necessity on all of our remote starters. Imagine this scenario: You, a friend or your local mechanic are working under the hood of your engine. Someone accidentally pushes the remote start button, and the engine starts. Do we need to tell you the injuries that could occur? Most shops have eliminated hood safety switches altogether to save a few minutes on the install and to save a few dollars in install parts. The shops that still install hood safety switches will often use 25 cent offshore hood pin switch that is bound to fail after the first harsh winter. At that point, your remote starter will no longer work.
Enormis uses what we call a hood safety switch. It will be reliable for years to come, and will protect people from injury when working on your vehicle. This part only costs us a few dollars, but you would be surprised at how many shops don’t use them.
Dedicated Engine Signal
Another popular method to save some time on an installation is to use a technique called “engine sensing” on a remote start. The concept here is that when your engine starts, the voltage will instantly spike as the alternator begins charging. The remote start is supposed to pick up on that voltage change and determine that the engine is running. It is a horrible idea!
At Enormis, our technicians look for dedicated engine signals, and sometimes that means we have to go under the hood for a proper signal. This takes precious time that most shops are not willing to spend since they gave you such a low price on the front end that they can’t afford to do a proper installation. Our remote starters are looking at the same signals that your computer looks at to determine the engine is running. Why is it safer? We have seen instances where the remote starter has the engine keep the starter engaged long after the engine is running. Imagine how unsafe that can be!
Enormis Mobile Specialties prides itself on the use of data modules on every vehicle that can use them. A data module is a black box that gets loaded with software that can communicate with your vehicle computer in its native language. In most modern vehicles, the engine and starting procedure are controlled by the factory computer. Why try to work around it? Our data modules send the same command to the computer as if you were sitting in the vehicle yourself, turning the key or pushing the button, telling the vehicle to start. This method keeps all of the factory safeguards in place because the computer is doing all of the work. Why would anyone do it differently? To save a few dollars, that’s why.
If there is a more reliable, better-performing way to do an installation, we will always do it that way. This is the only way we know how to do things. We have spent a long time building our reputation as the best source for a remote starter, so why would we risk it by trying to save a few dollars here and a few dollars there?
We invite you to stop by Enormis Mobile Specialties with your vehicle. Let’s get to know each other better. Together, we will figure out the remote starter that best fits your unique needs.
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