If you still have to travel into an office or some other worksite in the mornings, one of the worst parts about that is driving in the winter. Going out to your vehicle to start it up a few minutes before you have to leave so that it gets warmed up and defrosts the windshield can be a cold pain in the neck, but there’s a great feature that alleviates some of that burden. We’re talking about remote start, which is something you should definitely consider having in your next car here in Manhattan, Kansas. We have plenty of used vehicles with remote start for sale here at Briggs Supercenter, so be sure to check them out if you’re interested.
The nice thing about remote start is that a vehicle doesn’t have to have come with it from the get go. While a lot of modern vehicles do come with it designed right into the vehicle, you can add it to a vehicle after the fact without it. It’s a mechanical feature built into your vehicle’s powertrain that enables the engine to start with a simple prompt. The engine will then start and warm up for a few minutes, letting you stay warm inside until it’s time to go.
Most commonly remote start is a feature tethered to your key fob. You’ll be able to start your vehicle remotely with one or two presses of a button on the fob, enabling you to do it from anywhere within range of the fob. Many newer models also (or instead) allow you to start the vehicle from a smartphone app, meaning you could start it from even further away. Live in an apartment building a few floors away from your parking garage? All good!
While remote start isn’t the most common feature found in vehicles, it is much more prevalent these days than it used to. Just about any vehicle can be equipped with it, so even if you can’t find a model you’re interested in with it equipped, feel free to ask us how to go about adding one to a different model. Still, we have more than five dozen vehicles here on our lot with remote start already equipped, so you’re sure to find something to suit your needs!
If you’re looking to make your winter morning a little less stressful and chilly, consider purchasing a used vehicle with remote start. You can search our inventory for models with the feature, and augment your search with other winter-month features, such as heated seats and a heated steering wheel. Find your perfect combination in our online inventory today!