Having a remote start system in your INFINITI vehicle is one of the many great benefits of owning a luxury vehicle. So what exactly are the benefits of having a remote start system? The biggest benefit is that you don’t have to wait for your automatic climate control system to get to your desired settings when you get in the car. By starting your vehicle early, you can ensure that you’re getting in and comfortable right from the beginning, avoiding those moments of winter freezing hands and summer scorching seats.
If your vehicle is already equipped with a remote start system, you might be wondering how to use this technology. For your convenience, we’ve listed the quick instructions below.
How to use the factory-installed INFINITI remote start system:
1. On the home screen of your infotainment system, ensure the toggle next to “Remote Start” is switched in the “on” position.
2. Be within 200 feet of your vehicle.
3. To remote start your vehicle, press the lock button on your key fob. Within 5 seconds, press and hold the engine start button for at least two seconds.
4. Once the engine is started, your parking lights will come on and the automatic climate control system will resume its previously set temperature settings.
The engine will remain running for 10 minutes after you first remotely start the engine. You can extend the time by an additional 10 minutes, but the time limit is calculated from the time you start the remote start process again. So if you initiate the second 10 minutes only two minutes after you did it the first time, you’ll only have 12 minutes until the vehicle shuts off automatically. The system must be cycled from ON to OFF before the remote start system can be used again after two remote starts.
After your vehicle has been remote started, you can let your vehicle know you’re ready to drive by depressing the brake pedal and pushing the “Start” button as you would when you regularly start your vehicle. Remote start will not work if the remote start function has been turned off on the home screen of the infotainment system, the alarm sounds, the hood or gas cap are not securely closed, or if you press the “Start” button in the vehicle without depressing the brake pedal.
If your vehicle is not already equipped with a remote start system, you might be able to get an aftermarket system installed at your local INFINITI dealership. At Salerno Duane INFINITI, our highly skilled service technicians are able to install a remote start system for you for an affordable price. We also offer INFINITI accessory parts, in the event that you’d like to do the installation yourself.
Salerno Duane INFINITI is located at 3103 Route 10 in East Denville, New Jersey. To schedule an appointment at the service department at Salerno Duane INFINITI, give us a call at 973.453.9591 or set up an appointment online.