The Different Types of Aftermarket Remote Car Starters
Comfort and Convenience at the Push of a Button
We all know how convenient remote starters can be - you have the power to start your vehicle and monitor its whereabouts all at your fingertips. But when it comes to choosing the right accessories for your car, it can get overwhelming quickly. With so many types and brands of remote starters out there, how are you supposed to know which one is best for you, your car, and your lifestyle?
Before you make a final choice on which remote start will work for your vehicle, it’s important to understand the basics of each option available to you. Below, our product experts share a quick overview of each type of remote starter.
The Benefits of Remote Starters
If you’re on the fence about remote start for your car, then getting to know the benefits of having a remote starter can be really helpful. The obvious benefit - having the ability to start your car from outside, allowing you to control the interior temperature from a distance - is just one of several benefits.
Other benefits of aftermarket remote car starters can include increased vehicle security, temperature sensors that automatically start your vehicle when the temperature drops to a set level, knowing where your car is with a tracking app, safety alerts, and the ability to start your car from anywhere with an app on your smartphone.
Know Your Options
Remote starters aren’t a one-size-fits-all car accessory - it should fit you and your vehicle’s needs. This is where Mobile One Auto Sound comes in. Our service professionals are there to help guide you through which remote starter will work best for you.
Below are some options and features for you to consider when choosing a remote starter:
One-way or two-way communication
Smartphone control and monitoring
Remote lock and unlock of doors and trunk
Motion sensors for car doors and windows
Of course, features will vary by brand and model, but most of the top remote start brands will have most, if not all, of these features included. Some of the brands we carry include:
Mesa 4405M One-Way Remote Start
Compustar CS4102-S Remote Start
MESA 5703M Two-Way Remote Start
Compustar PRO T11 Two-Way Remote Start System
One-Way Communication vs. Two-Way Communication Remote Starters
There is no “wrong” communication system you can get with a remote starter. Choosing the one that works best for you is the only “right” way and the team at Mobile One Auto Sound can help you decide what will work best for your vehicle. Knowing what each type of communication method is and how they work and “speak” to your vehicle can help you make the decision on which one will work best for your lifestyle.
When you see the term “one-way remote starter,” that simply means the button on your remote control talks to your remote starter - it only goes one way. This is the same technology that works between your keyless entry system (if you have one) and your vehicle.
A two-way communication system is the same as one-way but, as the name implies, with a second line of communication. Your remote starter button talks to your vehicle, and your vehicle will talk right back to your remote starter. This provides added confirmation to you that your vehicle received the command given via your remote starter.