$119 for a Remote Control Starter with Installation at Car Stereo One ($199.99 Value)

Car Stereo One Westgate

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In a Nutshell

Experienced technicians install a remote control system that allows cold autos to be started from the comfort of home

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. May be repurchased every 90 days. Some of the following items may be required for your vehicle. $80 for vehicles that require advanced "bypass integration. Optional remote keyless entry is available $40. $50 fee applies to vehicles with push-button start ignition systems. Offer not valid for Audi, Mercedes Benz, Land Rover, BMW, Infiniti, Lexus, Acura, Porsche, Volvo, Volkswagen and select Nissan vehicles. Offer valid for vehicles with automatic transmission only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.

The Deal

  • $119 for a remote-control car starter with installation ($199.99 value)

Remote Car Starters: The Key to Keyless Ignition

Remote car starters are as easy to use as TV remotes, but the technology that turns over your engine without turning any keys isn’t quite as simple. Read on to learn what’s behind this automotive wizardry.

From a technological standpoint, remote car starters function much like another popular, if criminal, mode of keyless ignition: hot-wiring. By now, the image is familiar from action films. A thief busts open the panel under the steering wheel, examines a tangle of multicolored wires, and rubs the correct ends together to bring the engine to life. This sequence sends a current through the ignition wire, initiating the engine’s activation process, which would otherwise be triggered by the act of turning the key.

Remote car starters circumvent the need for keys by activating the same electronic cycle, but rather than joining frayed wires, they use a module that conjoins the wires beneath the panel. The module communicates with a radio-equipped remote control that, when pressed, tells it to send an electric current through the ignition wire, thus starting the car. Most standard car starters only communicate with the engine, though some advanced models can connect to other systems to unlock the doors or adjust the heat and air conditioning inside your car.

To prevent hot-wiring, most modern vehicles have built-in immobilizers, electronic security devices that prevent the car from starting if they do not detect the radiofrequency identification code broadcast by a microcircuit inside the key. To overcome this hurdle, most remote car starters include a bypass module, a computer chip that is uniquely programmed to communicate with the vehicle in which the starter is installed. Bypass modules make car starters feasible to install in just about any car, so owners can warm their engine up before entering the car on an icy morning or give the air conditioning a head start if it’s been parked for a long time in a volcano.

Customer Reviews

From product purchase to installation...they did a great job!
Marc C. · December 26, 2016
Was purchased as a gift and the service was great. Item was installed in a timely manner, staff made every effort to instruct us on its use, and was able to keep it a "secret"!until Christmas! Thank you, and I would definitely use and or recommend Car Stereo One to family and friends.
Terryanne F. · December 21, 2016
Read the Groupon details carefully! I saved $80 but had to spend $120.00 to fit the remote starter to my Honda Fit. Car Stereo One did a great job and gave great cutomer service.
Cathy B. · January 2, 2016

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