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Each year, we install hundreds of remote start systems. Here we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions ...

Remote Start FAQ's:

Q. Will a Remote Start System void my new car warranty?
A. NO.  We install remote start systems for many of the area car dealerships. When properly installed, today’s remote start systems are fully compatible with the complex electronic systems in newer vehicles.  Federal Law prevents an auto manufacturer from voiding a new car warranty because you chose to have non-factory accessories installed.  For more info, Google Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975.
 
Q. How long will it take?
A. Installation time varies greatly from vehicle to vehicle.  Please make arrangements to leave your vehicle with us for an entire day.
 

Q. What should I bring with me?
A. Please bring two ignition keys that will both start the vehicle.  Many of the interface modules require two keys for programming.

Q. My car is a stick shift.  Can you install a Remote Start?
A. YES!  We have remote starts designed to work safely on stick shifts.  There is a small additional charge for stick shift vehicles.
 
Q.  I have a diesel engine.  Can you install a Remote Start?
A.  YES!  We have remote starts designed for diesels.  When you activate your remote start, it will wait for the glow plugs or manifold heaters to turn off before it attempts to start. 
 
Q. My key has a chip in it.  Can you install a Remote Start?
A. YES!  We have the proper bypass module for almost all vehicles. These bypass modules are only activated when you remote start your vehicle. So, when you vehicle is sitting in a parking lot, the factory anti-theft system is still fully functional. Caution .. Many shops will bypass the factory anti-theft system all together to save a little work!

Q. My vehicle has a push-button start (Smart Key).  Can you install a remote start?
A. YES!  For most Smart-Key / push-button start vehicles, we are able to install a remote start.  There is a small additional charge for these vehicles.
 
Q. How long will my vehicle stay running?
A. The run time is programmable. Please speak to your salesperson for more details.
 
Q. Can somebody take my car while it is remote started?
A. NO.  If your car is locked, it will remain locked.  The steering wheel and shifter (automatic trans) will also stay locked.  Most importantly, you must insert your key in the ignition before you can drive away.  If anyone attempts to drive away without the key in the ignition, the engine will shut off as soon as you put your foot on the brake pedal.
 
Q. How much will I save if I install it myself?
A.
 Because of the complex nature of Remote Start Systems, we do not offer them for sale without installation.
 
 

Dave and Rob on Riverdale St were most helpful and respectful. The made room in their schedule to meet with me, diagnosed issue with my car radio and helped with the solution. In addition , Rob drove to the Chevy dealer with me to ensure the service needed to reset the computer in my car would be provided. He went above and beyond as the dealer was over 15 miles away. In addition Rob did this on his day off. Where can you get service like that now? The kindness and considerate manner from all I was in contact with at Long Radio was appreciated and will be remembered. Linda

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