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How to choose the right remote starter?

Using a remote starter makes our life easier during the winter season

Remote starters have already won over many drivers, whether to warm up the car and engine, de-ice the frosted windows in the middle of winter or cool the interior of the vehicle during a heatwave.

Are you tired of shivering in your car? Are you thinking of finally solving this issue by buying a remote starter? This article can help you make an informed purchase decision.

Discover our expert advice!


What are the features of a remote starter?

So small, yet so versatile! In addition to remotely starting your car, this device can also do the following:

  • Locking / Unlocking doors

  • Opening the trunk

  • Activating the emergency call to locate your vehicle in a packed parking lot

  • Remotely starting your car without stepping outside (distance may vary depending on the remote starter model)!


What should I consider when choosing a remote starter?

Between the 3-X-Lock model, the unidirectional or the bidirectional model, or even an app-based model on your phone, which is the best remote starter for your car and needs?

First and foremost, how you plan to use your remote starter will determine which model is right for you. Your final choice must be made based on the options and features that best suit your needs.

See our remote starters page for more information on the models available.


Asking the right questions: is my vehicle parked on the street, a driveway or in a garage?

Do you park your car on the street? Is it often located far away from your home or at work in the back of the parking lot?

If the answer is yes, you should think about acquiring a long-range remote starter; otherwise, you'll be too far away to remotely start your vehicle.

Remote starter models with the original remote control have a range of 50 meters (170 feet). For even greater range, opt for the remote starter installed on your smartphone. This allows you to start your vehicle as far as you want. Even if you lose your keys or your phone, you'll be able to contact a relative in possession of the mobile remote starter application on his/her smartphone and ask him/her to open your doors, no matter where he/she is (a Lebeau Vitres d'autos® exclusive offer, which works with an internet connection and when your vehicle is located in Quebec).


Where can I purchase my remote starter?

Several retailers offer remote starters. However, not all automotive professionals offer a quality and secure module. In addition, the installation of the remote starter can be complex, and therefore, we recommend that you do business with experts to ensure the quality of the installation.

Do not hesitate to book an appointment online or visit one of the Lebeau® service centers. On site, a professional specialized in remote starters can examine your car and provide you with a quote.


What is the warranty on my remote starter?

The models that Lebeau Vitres d'autos® offers you are sold and tested under our Orbit® brand and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty that will last as long as you own the vehicle. The warranty even covers the batteries of the remote starter controller!