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Remote Car Starter Installation | Maryland

Wouldn’t you love to get inside your car in the winter with the heat already blasting? In the summer, wouldn’t it be amazing if your car was already pumping out ice cold A/C before you even got in? What you need is a remote car starter (aka automatic starter or remote start system). With a remote starter, you can conveniently start your vehicle without having to open the door and turn a key.

At Caton Radio, we sell, install and repair remote starters and offer the best deal on remote car starter installation in Maryland. Keep reading to learn more about how a remote start works and the costs and process associated with installing remote starters at Caton Radio.

If you are ready to add a remote car starter to you vehicle, give us a call at (410) 747-8667 or contact us online today!

How a Remote Car Starter Works

How a remote car starter works is rather straightforward. There are essentially two parts. You have a receiver, which is an electrical starter module, and a transmitter, which is the remote. The starter module gets wired into your car’s electrical system. When you push the start button on your remote key fob, a radio signal is sent to the receiver which starts the car just as if you were to insert a key into the ignition.

Keyless car starters are great for anybody and work on automatic and manual transmission vehicles. Remote car starters are perfect for those cold, snowy winters or hot summer days. The remote start will allow you to heat up or cool down your car before you even get inside.
We know all too well the danger of driving with snow and ice covering your vehicle during the winter. By using a remote car starter, you can heat your vehicle beforehand to help melt the snow and ice off of your vehicle for a safer drive.

Remote vehicle starters can even provide a return on your investment as they can increase your vehicle’s resale value!

Remote Starter Installation Cost

This is a hard question to answer.  It depends on the vehicle, and the features you would like to have installed.  A basic system could be $200.00 for a straightforward vehicle that does not have a factory installed immobilizer bypass.  Own a Volvo?  Call the dealership, you won’t find many Volvo’s that are compatible with aftermarket remote start systems.  Other vehicles like Subaru are often compatible, but are more complicated than say, a 1994 Toyota.

One thing is for sure, much like Goldilocks’ soups being too cold or too hot, some remote start installations are too expense, but some can be too cheap!  Have you ever seen a $99.00 remote start special on discount group buying promotional sites!?  Yikes!  We have!  But we have also seen the insides of those installations too.  The wiring is terrifying and we are often relieved that the vehicle did not catch fire.  To quote one of our customers “What should I have expected from a $99.00 remote start system.”  That poor customer had extensive issues with her vehicle, all because of a fast and sloppy remote starter installation.

On the other hand, dealerships sometimes quote $700-1,000 for remote start systems.  We will never try to be the cheapest.  But we will always promise to be the best.  Our installations take time.  Why, because we do not cut corners.  Fast installations often lead to future trouble.  We solder all connections and insure that the remote start system is a permanent, reliable, trusted component of your vehicle.  Our installation is our signature, our calling card.  When another facility sees the wiring, we want them to immediately know that the equipment was installed in a careful manner with pride.

Most of our installations and remote start products come with a lifetime guarantee.  Typically the only time you will need to worry about an issue is if you change the vehicle’s battery, or if your key-fob batter dies.  If either of those events occur, call us and we will get you back up and running.

Our Remote Car Starter Installation Process

At Caton Radio, we understand how much of a hassle it can be to have work done to your car. A remote start system is supposed to be convenient; how much sense does it make for installation to be a huge inconvenience? None.
We work hard to make the process as quick and painless as possible. Going through the remote car starter installation process at Caton Radio is very simple:

  • You bring your vehicle to our shop
  • One of our highly knowledgeable automotive experts will help you select a remote car starter that is compatible with your vehicle
  • Our qualified technicians get to work at installing your remote car starter
  • You pick up your vehicle and leave a happy customer

While you can purchase a remote car starter from somewhere else, we highly recommend coming in so that one of our professionals can help select the right remote starter for your automobile. That said, we’re happy to install any product you bring to the shop.

Once your vehicle is at our shop and you have selected a remote car starter, our expert technicians will get to work on installing the system in your vehicle. Most remote start system installations are scheduled by appointment.  We ask that you leave the vehicle with us for the day.  We have a drop slot and you are welcome to leave your vehicle before your appointment.

Depending on the model, you may be able to download a remote car starter app for your phone so you can enjoy even more convenience. You’ll be out the door and on the road in no time.

Why Choose Caton Radio for Your Remote Car Starter Installation?

At Caton Radio, you won’t find a better remote car starter deal in Baltimore. You won’t get the same service and affordability if you go to a dealership or other big box shop.

We have been in business for 85+ years and have some of the most trusted automotive professionals in Maryland. We carry the top remote car starter brands, so when you purchase from us you always get a high quality product designed to last. Our top priority is making sure that your installation is given the time and attention that it needs to minimize the likelihood that you ever have an issue.

Our shop is located near N. Rolling Road and Baltimore National Pike (Route 40) just one mile off of Exit 15B on the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) and convenient to Baltimore, Catonsville, Ellicott City, Clarksville, Columbia, Owings Mills, and the surrounding areas. Come find out why our customers travel from as far as Virginia and New York to put their new vehicles back in the hands of their trusted shop, Caton Radio.

Come find out why we install hundreds of remote start systems every winter.

If you are ready to add a remote car starter to you vehicle, give us a call at (410) 747-8667 or contact us online today!

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