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Remote Start Now Available for BMWs

The BMW brand name is synonymous with the terms quality and luxury. They make luxury vehicles of every type, including sedans, sports coupes, and SUVs. Every comfort feature and technology imaginable can be found in modern BMW vehicles, with one notable exception. They have never offered a remote start.

The lack of remote start wasn't just an oversight by the BMW manufacturers. Germany and a few other European nations have laws that prevent remote start from being factory installed on new cars. These laws are generally related to environmental regulations. They are designed to avoid car owners from idling their unoccupied vehicles for long periods.

While remote start is still not available right off of the assembly line, there is now a way for BMW owners to obtain this convenient feature. A retrofit remote-start kit can be had for several BMW vehicles. These include the F10, F15, and X5 models. The feature even uses the original BMW key fob. Drivers won't have to worry about the inconvenience of carrying around a second remote.

The remote engine starter has some built-in smart technology. It can detect whether or not it is safe to start the vehicle's engine. Several criteria must be met before the system will engage and start the car. The windows and sunroof must all be closed uptight. All doors must be locked, and the parking brake must also be engaged. Low fuel will also prevent the system from starting the engine.

This remote-start feature is simple to use. The engine starts after pressing the key fob's lock button three times. It must be held down on the third press to engage the starter. If the driver does not enter the car after 20 minutes, the engine will automatically be shut off again. This is nice safety feature that helps prevent fuel waste.

Remote start is a fantastic convenience feature. It allows drivers to start their cars from within their home. The car can be heated up on those cold winter mornings or cooled down with the A/C on hot summer days. Drivers never need to deal with harsh weather conditions. To learn more, please feel free to contact our dealership. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is always happy to help.