- Jul 8, 2011
we had a heat index of 120 for about a week and a half..( temps about 95-100 and 80% dew point...aka more humid that the Amazon)...we get as cold as 50-60 below wind-chill...I have never had remote start ...done just fine...for the cold it will not heat up unless you drive it...or keep it running for some time..so not worth it to me...and heat...I have windows...they work fine till the ac kicks on. so never felt the need to get that..
Thats what I used to think, too. Then I bought a used car with a remote keyless entry and it had an extra button. The salesman said it was for remote start but it didn't work on that car because they'd swapped remotes with another car.
ha ha. When he wasn't looking, I tried it and it worked a charm.
Anyway, with remote start the car only runs 10 minutes and then shuts off. You can do that twice, and then you have to use the key to start it. But 10 minutes is enough to take the edge out of both the heat and the cold. Its one of life's under appreciated luxuries, like having a garbage disposal or a garage door opener.