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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?
 Because of the complex nature of Remote Start Systems, we do not offer them for sale without installation.

Extreme Audio is not only the best car audio store I have been to, it is one of the best businesses I have ever been to period. Some words that come to mind are quality, professional, honest, loyal, fair, thorough, respectful and caring. Their caliber of work is phenomenal, and they don't miss a single detail. I came to Rob and his team after getting ripped off by another car audio business in Branford, CT. I thought I knew what I was doing, I did my research. However, a lot of this stuff happens behind the scenes and is very technical, so what I didn't see, I didn't know. Things started to go wrong very quickly. To put things lightly it was a disaster, a disaster that I had spent thousands of dollars on. A friend referred me to Rob and his team. I mention his team because they are as knowledgeable as he is. Pete worked on my car and I will never have anyone else touch it but him. Not only did he treat my car like it was his own, he took so much care in everything he did to make sure it was done correctly. He then took me through, step by step, everything he had done in my car and explained it in a way that I could understand. I could tell that weather a car is worth $1000 or $100,000 it will be treated by the staff as if it were their own. After spending so much money on my first installation I was budget conscious when I got to Rob. He worked with me and helped me keep the price low. Rob is a genuinely nice guy and wants to see his customers happy. He loves music and I can tell he views it as an art. Rob and every member of his team take so much pride in their work. Extreme Audio is VERY clean and professionally set up with many different decks, speakers and subwoofers to hear before installation. I really can't say enough about how grateful I am to him and his team and I will NEVER take my car anywhere else. For any job, big or small, this is where I'm going. Thanks guys!

Posted By: Joe Panfine

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