Does Installing a Remote Starter Void a Vehicle’s Warranty?

remote-car-starter-void-warrantyA remote car starter can allow you to start your car from inside your home or workplace so it will be running and warmed up when you are ready to leave. You can turn on the heater in the winter or the air conditioner in the summer so the interior will be at a comfortable temperature when you get in. In the winter, starting your car before you go outside can melt snow and ice so you will not need to scrape the windshield.

A Quality, Properly Installed Remote Starter Will Not Void Your Warranty

Despite the convenience of having a remote car starter, many people have misconceptions about them. One commonly held belief that is incorrect is that installing a remote car starter will void the vehicle’s warranty.

Some car dealers tell vehicle owners that installing an aftermarket part in the vehicle will void the warranty, but that is not true. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act prohibits a company from voiding a warranty or denying coverage under the warranty because the owner used or installed an aftermarket part.

A dealer can deny warranty coverage, however, if the aftermarket part was defective or installed incorrectly and caused damage to a part that would have been covered under the warranty. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the dealer or manufacturer of the product would need to prove that the aftermarket part caused the damage before it could deny warranty coverage. In the case of a remote car starter, the vehicle’s dealer or manufacturer would need to prove that the remote starter caused a problem with another part of the car.

Have a Remote Car Starter Installed at My Audioworks

This is why it is important to buy a quality remote car starter and to have it installed correctly. A good remote car starter that is installed right should work properly for many years, but one that is defective or installed incorrectly could lead to problems that you would need to pay to have fixed.

If you are thinking about having a remote car starter installed in your vehicle, come to My Audioworks in Milford, Connecticut. We use quality products and have a team of trained and experienced technicians who know how to install them correctly. A remote car starter can help you have a warm car on a cold winter day and protect your warranty coverage. Come to My Audioworks today.


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