$149 for a Remote Car Starter and Installation at Davenport Customs ($325 Value)

Old West Durham

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In a Nutshell

Technicians install and activate radio-controlled car starters that can be used to turn on auto ignitions from remote distances

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required, same day appointments accepted. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. If a bypass module is needed to complete service, the part will be available to purchase at merchant's location. Deal excludes BMW, Mercedes, and Range Rover. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $149 for a remote car starter with installation ($325 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

10 Ratings

Great customer service They worked with me to move my appointment when I had to Very polite and prompt when updating me on the status of my car Also took the time to thoroughly explain how the remote start worked
Ethan O. · September 24, 2015
Excellent service!
Theora M. · March 7, 2015
Great Customer Service
Shamaine W. · February 5, 2015
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    2824 Hillsborough Road

    Durham, NC 27705

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