I'm about to purchase a 2013 JKU and considering remote start. My dilemma is how does it compare to keyless start from other brands? I have a murano now with keyless start, and while it seems silly, I love pressing door handle to unlock, hoping in the car and being able to turn the knob and start and stop my car without having to take my key in and out of my pocket. I'm wondering if remote works similar except for buttons being on the FOB. Do you have to put the key in to unlock the steering wheel?
Anyone switch from keyless start to remote and have experience to share?
Maybe it's not an issue, but it feels like something I'd really miss from my murano.
I ordered Remote Start on mine from the beginning. That way it's covered under the Jeep warranty, and the cost is bundled into my monthly payment. I like that it's still the factory key fob with an additional button.
Most remote start systems will shut the engine off of you press the brake or gas pedals without the ignition on. They also shut off after a certain period (10, 15 minutes) The idea is to warm up/cool off the car before you get in. They also come in handy if you are not going to drive the vehicle for a while.and you want to start it to keep the battery charged.
The truck I traded for the Jeep came with one when I bought it. Only used it when it got really cold (15-20F below zero) if I was taking my son to school. I'm not planning on getting one for the Jeep.
I don't know about the JK's without it but on mine with the automatic control I never have to touch the A/C button.
Agree. Before I bought my JKR, I had read posts from numerous folks here saying that they never used the auto control and that the option wasn't worth it. It wasn't that expensive so I got it anyway...and am happy that I did. I leave the car set on 70 and just always leave it there. With it set that way, remote start is even better if the weather is hot or cold.