By Brandon Enroth
Remote car starters have become increasingly popular over the last couple years. According to CarAudio.com over a million are sold every year in North America alone and that number continues to grow. The real question is if these expensive devices are worth having in your car during the winter months? Randy Sahs of Sahs Auto Inc. says that they can be helpful, but there are some downsides to having them.
New studies have come out saying that leaving your car running to warm the engine up can hurt the life of the car, which can have an effect on the life of the car. According to an article from Road and Track.com it is better for the engine to warm up in motion rather than sitting parked and running instead.
Sahs did go on to say that the remote starter will only be as good as the battery of the car. If you choose to install a remote car starter, it is important to find the correct kit for the make and model of your vehicle and to have a professional install it correctly.