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How to use Car Starters Correctly

January 7th, 2014  |  Insurance

Remote car starters are becoming increasingly popular, especially in Alberta where it can get extremely cold during the winter. But, before you install it and try it out, you need to make sure that you have chosen a remote car starter that is well-suited for your car, does not void your car warranty, and is one that you know how to use correctly.

How to use Car Starters Correctly

Even though all remote car starters are not the same, there are a number of tips that you can follow to maximize their performance and get the most use out of them:

  • Read the instruction manual: Each device has its own set of features and settings that you will need to fully understand how to use.
  • Make sure the wipers are turned off: Before you hit the remote starter button, make sure that you wipers are turned off. If not, they could be stuck to the windshield and you could break them.
  • Set the defroster correctly: Putting your defroster on high might not be the best option. Think about how long you plan to let the car warm up and choose the setting that makes the most sense.
  • Make sure there is proper ventilation if you park inside: If you park your car in the garage, make sure the garage door is open before you turn on the car.

Do you use a remote car starter? What tips can you offer other drivers so they can get the most out of the device?

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