it seems like it’s been a long time coming but summer has finally made an appearance. The Memorial Weekend weather was nice but we needed to get to June to see some actual heat. We are fielding calls this time of year for both air conditioning service and remote car starter installs. Just as we don’t like getting in a cold car in the winter, we also don’t like getting in a hot car in the summer! Give us a call if we can help with either issue. In the meantime, HAPPY SUMMER!
Good news for owners of German vehicles! We now offer the industry’s first complete solution designed to enable remote start directly from your factory key fob using the 3x Lock feature on select Volkswagen and Audi models from 2006 and up. This is done through a plug and play t-harness for seamless, no cut installation. Just select your favorite remote pack and we’ll do the rest! These systems no longer require the loss of a key in the installation process. Please contact us to see if you vehicle is compatible!
Our beautiful fall turned into a very cold winter. We’ve certainly experienced below zero temperatures and wind chills before but my question is: How did we survive before remote car starters? I know my winter blues would be much worse without my remote starter. Scraping windows and pushing snow are not my idea of fun.
We continue to add new vehicles to our remote start lineup on a weekly basis. The 2017 model year is in full swing and technology has improved to allow us to install remote starters in more and more BMW’s and Mercedes Benz models. Check with us if we didn’t have an application for your vehicle in the past. We may have one now.
Most of all: Stay warm and carry on!
Happy New Year!
It’s been quite a year! The Cubs won the World Series and the Twin Cities metro area hasn’t had a hard frost as of November 10th. Crazy! While the warm weather has been nice, I can’t help but wonder if we will pay for it in a few months? There’s no question that the beginning of remote start season has been delayed but living in Minnesota we know the season will eventually come. Needless to say, it’s best to be prepared. Call us now if you want to be ahead of the weather!
In the meantime, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a Happy Holiday season!
Good news! We now have a solution for installing remote starters in the 2015 and 2016 Nissan Rogues.
Previous installations for this vehicle required the customer to supply an extra key/key fob for the vehicle that had to be used in the installation and could not be returned to the customer. That is no longer necessary. Standard installation will now integrate into the vehicle without using a losing a key or key fob.
Please contact us if you’ve been eagerly awaiting this improvement and we will get you taken care of.
Technology truly changes on a daily basis.
Many customers have purchased DroneMobile remote start systems from Dealer Automotive Services. For that reason, we wanted to pass on to you the information we have received on the retirement of the older models of the DroneMobile units. Here is what we know from Firstech/Compustar:
In an effort to focus on faster 3G and 4G networks, AT&T will fully retire 2G in the U.S.A. by January 2017. DroneMobile by Firstech/Compustar is offering free hardware upgrades for qualifying U.S. customers affected by this network shutdown. If you or your business is located in the USA and uses DroneMobile hardware that is powered by AT&T’s 2G network, you will be affected by this sunset.
The following DroneMobile models are powered by AT&T’s 2G network: DR1000 (sold from 2009-2012), DR2000 (sold from 2011-2014), DR3000 (sold from 2013-2015).
Firstech/Compustar is committed to making sure that its customers enjoy the benefits of their DroneMobile systems. Unfortunately, that will not be possible with AT&T 2G hardware in the USA. For this reason, Firstech/Compustar is launching its DroneMobile Swapout Campaign, which will provide customers in the USA with a free DR3400 hardware upgrade when they subscribe to a new 1 year premium, 3 year premium or 3 year basic subscription.
Click this link if you would like to take advantage of this offer from Firstech/Compustar:
Once you receive your new hardware from Firstech/Compustar, please contact our sales staff to schedule an appointment for us to swap out your equipment. There is a $50 charge for installing the new hardware.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Dealer Automotive Services, Inc. | 1102 5th Street South | Hopkins, Minnesota 55343
Tel: (952) 933-3575 | Fax: (952) 933-3892
Serving Hopkins, Minnetonka, Wayzata, New Hope, Golden Valley, Plymouth, Edina, Minneapolis, St. Paul and other communities with car repair for almost all makes and models
including Volvo, Saab, Volkswagon, BMW, Ford, Chrysler, Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac, Hummer, Pontiac, Saturn, GMC (all General Motors cars)
Lexus, Toyota, Honda, Subaru, Kia, Mitsubishi, Acura, Audi, Mazda, Hyundai