Busting Myths About Remote Starters in Massachusetts

POSTED ON August 25, 2022

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Many modern cars come with remote start as an optional feature. Depending on the make and model of your car, you may have decided it wasn’t worth it to spend the extra money on a luxury like that. But after the blazing hot summer we just had, you might be thinking that it would be nice to have the AC already running when you get in the car. And with fall—and then winter—right around the corner, it’s also nice to get into an already warm car on a cold morning. If you’re looking into remote starters in Massachusetts, look no further than MTS Customs.

Before we start on the installation in your vehicle, let’s bust some myths surrounding remote starters in Massachusetts.


It wastes a lot of gas.

We’re all keeping an eye on gas prices these days, so we understand why this might make you think twice about getting a remote starter. In actuality, most cars only take 3-5 minutes to warm up. On average, that uses about 0.015 gallons of gas per remote start. Do a little math, and you’ll find that you can get about 75 remote starts out of a single gallon of gas. That will save you time scraping ice in the winter and keep you cool in summer. Pretty soon, you’ll decide that it’s worth the minimal cost.


It increases wear and tear to your engine.

This is another easy myth to bust. We don’t know where this idea came from, but it just isn’t true. The consensus among mechanics is the opposite, in fact. It’s good for your engine to be warmed up a little before driving. This is especially true in very cold weather after the car has been sitting all night. Warming the engine up before you drive increases the viscosity of the oil, allowing it to circulate properly. So remote starting your engine actually makes your drivetrain last longer.


It voids your warranty.

Yet another one that just isn’t so. Vehicle manufacturers cannot void your warranty because you had a certain service done. They are actually forbidden by law from doing so thanks to the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act.


Remote Starters in Massachusetts Installed by MTS Customs

It’s important to have remote starters in Massachusetts put in by trained and licensed technicians, which is exactly what you’ll get at MTS Customs. We’re here to give you the ideal driving experience. Check out what we can do for you and your car!


Contact us at (978) 251-1230 or visit us at 7 Princeton Street in North Chelmsford.


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