Remote auto starters are a very popular category for On the Go Tech, and we have more than 20 years of experience in this category. When the weather turns cold, people start thinking about getting a remote auto starter installed. One of the most-common questions we hear is:
Will installing a remote auto starter void my warranty?
The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Protects Your Warranty
The short answer is no. Let me explain. Way back in 1974, Congress passed the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act to address the issue of car dealers voiding people’s warranties. Here is a link to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) site on the subject:
In a nutshell, Congress acted because car dealers were telling their customers that, unless they bought all their products from the dealer and had the dealer do the work, their warranties would be voided. This law protects you from that. Unfortunately, some people have short memories and may need to be reminded of it.
Our Quality Work Ensures The Protection Of Your Warranty
The good news is a remote auto starter bought at and installed by On the Go Tech will not void your warranty. There are a few stipulations to the Magnuson-Moss Act, though. If you get a substandard product and/or have a substandard installation done on your vehicle, then your warranty may be suspect. The good news is that we sell the most-reliable products on the market, and our installation standards are the finest around. You are good to go when getting a system from us. In fact, many of the new car dealers around us use On the Go Tech to supply remote auto starters for their clients. I guess you could say that means they trust us. If the new car dealers trust us with their vehicles, you can trust us with yours as well.
Our installers are MECP-certified, which is the industry standard for the mobile electronics industry.
To be clear, you want to make sure that you buy a top-shelf remote auto starter, since inferior products are out there, just like any other consumer product. We have seen systems that look as if they were made in a toy factory, which means trouble from the start.
Two Important Concerns With The Installation Of Remote Auto Starters
When it comes to installation, you want to look for two major things:
- Does the shop understand modern electrical systems? Newer vehicles use what is known as a CAN-BUS network to link all of the electrical parts of the vehicle together. This allows the vehicle’s computer to know what is going on at all times, with the goal of making it easier to service the vehicle. Modern vehicles may use one wire to perform multiple tasks. If an installer does not integrate with the system properly, damage to the vehicle may occur. Our team is not intimidated by these networks, but rather, we embrace them. We love how the vehicle is networked, and use it to our advantage.
- What are the installation standards of the shop? As more and more people jump into this category, many times, the focus is on speed – how many they can install in a day. This will never happen in our shop. Our focus is on quality. Our installation standards are designed to give you years of trouble-free use.
We invite you to contact On the Go Tech for more information about our remote auto starters. One of our team members will work one on one with you to find the best solution for your needs.
Here is a link to our remote auto start estimate form.