Why Do I Need One?

The car is a wonderful thing. Not only does it get us from place to place, it provides a comfortable, entertaining journey in the process. But before the journey starts, the car can be as cold as a walk-in refrigerator or as hot as a furnace, depending on the weather. And if you’re in a hurry to get to a meeting or pick up the kids, it can be an uncomfortable driving experience for the first five minutes or more.

You may have heard of a remote starter: a system that’s installed in your car and operated by a keychain remote control. One push of a button from the comfort of your home or workplace, and Vroom! Your car starts and warms the engine, all while remaining securely locked and safe from theft. If you’ve preset your cabin temperature controls, the interior will warm or cool to your tastes.

But what if your home or driveway is not within the operating distance of the remote control? What if your car is in a parking structure or 40 floors below your office? That remote control has just become an oversized keychain charm. So here’s a “what if”: What if your smartphone could act as your remote control to “call” your car … and remote-start it from anywhere?

Sound FX has state-of-the-art remote start systems in stock that can connect to the cellular network in addition to the keychain remote control and receive instructions from your smartphone. The same functions on your handheld remote can be operated from your phone, giving you a system with limitless range! That means no matter where you are, you can always be in touch with your car.

How would you like to open your car to a warm engine and an interior at just the right temperature, when:

  • Taking the elevator down 40 floors?
  • Getting your car from the airport lot after a flight home?
  • Leaving the stadium after the big game?

Plus, most remote start systems also have keyless entry functions and other features that make the system even more valuable. How about:

  • Unlocking the car door for a family member who’s locked the keys in the car—even when the family member is at home and you’re on a business trip?
  • Sounding the horn to locate your car in a crowded parking lot or structure?
  • Running the car’s engine for a predetermined time to maintain the battery charge while you’re away on vacation?

Here’s how it works: First, Sound FX installs the system in your car. Then, we help you download the control app to your smartphone and securely pair it with your vehicle (this means no one else has access to your vehicle but you). When you want to use your smartphone instead of your keychain remote control to operate your car, you simply open the app and press the on-screen “buttons” like you would on the handheld remote control. You’ll receive a visual verification that your car has received the command.

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Sound FX has remote start solutions for virtually any vehicle! Check out our top 5 selling options, and give us a call at 302-644-8110 with any questions!


Introducing a new and innovative line of remote starters specially designed for a wide majority of vehicles. Only Sound FX lets you start your car from your factory remote. Simply press the ‘LOCK’ button three times and watch your car start up!


  • Two 1-Button Transmitters
  • Lifetime Warranty On System
  • One Year Warranty On Remotes
  • Security Interface Included


  • Two 4-Button Transmitters
  • Lifetime Warranty On System
  • One Year Warranty On Remotes
  • Security Interface Included

Remote Start Add-Ons

Horn Confirmation

Trunk/Hatch Pop

Extended Run Time Of Up To 60 Minutes

Viper SmartStart

Viper SmartStart Module

You can add a Viper SmartStart module to any compatible Viper system to make your system SmartStart ready.


  • SmartStart-ready
  • Keyless entry
  • Virtually unlimited range!

Now Works With Your Apple Smart Watch!

Viper SmartStart GPS Module

You can add a Viper SmartStart module to any compatible Viper system to make your system SmartStart ready. This GPS module will also enable the SmartStart GPS location-based features.


  • SmartStart-ready
  • SmartStart GPS Enabled
  • Location/Speed Tracking
  • Keyless entry
  • Virtually unlimited range!

SmartStart For Apple Watch

SmartStart For Android Wear

Frequently Asked Questions

Will having a remote car starter installed void a vehicle’s warranty?

This is probably the biggest remote car starter question clients have, and the one with the most misunderstanding and misinformation surrounding it. The simple answer is that having a Remote Car Starter will not void your warranty. The Magnuson Act Laws are in place to allow you to have devices like remote starters installed in your vehicle.Sound FX will help you select a reputable remote start system manufacturer and have it installed by there award-winning technicians. In fact, many local car dealers will use Sound FX to install remote starters in the vehicles at the time of purchase when they were not already factory installed in the vehicle.

What is a Interface Module, or Bypass? Why do I need it?

Most newer vehicles have factory anti-theft systems that use “chipped keys or transponder keys to start the car. In order for a remote starter to start the car, an Interface Module or “Bypass” is used so that when the Remote Start is activated the system will allow the vehicle to start. Interface Modules are also increasingly required to work with newer vehicles computers and start sequences, beyond the basic Power and Start wiring that was needed 30 years ago when we started doing remote car starters!

Can you install a Remote Starter in a car with a Manual Transmission?

Yes, our Manual Transmission Remote Starter systems have been specially designed to work in vehicles with Manual Transmissions or “Stick Shifts”.

Can you install a Remote Starter in a car with PTS or Push To Start Button?

Yes, our Remote Car Starter systems that have been specially designed to work in vehicles with Push To Start or “PTS”.

Can you install a Remote Starter in diesel trucks or cars?

Yes, our Remote Car Starter systems have specially designed circuits to allow for your glow plugs to warm before starting, and even have Turbo Cool Down modes to allow you to exit the vehicle and leave the engine running while your Turbo cools down.

Can somebody steal my car while it is running with the Remote Starter?

No. While the remote start system is running your steering wheel lock, transmission lock and key transponder system (if equipped) all remain active. If a valid key is not inserted into your vehicle’s ignition and turned to the “on or run” position, the remote start system will shut the engine down as soon as the brake pedal is touched.

What should I bring with me on the day my Remote Starter is being installed?

We ask that you bring all of the keys you have for your vehicle, and any remotes you have for the vehicle. Many Interface Modules for newer cars require both keys at the time of installation for programming. Other than that, just bring your excitement!

Can I have a Remote Car Stater installed if I have a factory Car Alarm or Security System?

Yes, our remote starter systems and Interface Modules can be integrated to work with factory installed security systems or car alarms.

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