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Dealer Automotive Services, Inc.

1102 South Fifth Street
Hopkins, MN 55343

BRRRRR! Is it cold enough for you?

After a warm start to the winter we sure have cooled down.  It certainly makes me glad I have a remote starter and many other people are feeling that way too.  Our phones are steadily ringing with calls for information about remote starters.  The Smart Phone controlled remote starters have been very popular this year as well as the 2 Way One Button systems.  

We’re now seeing a higher number of 2016 vehicles and our manufacturers are working hard to stay up to date with their wiring diagrams.  New vehicles are added each month so check back with us if a remote start wasn’t available for your vehicle previously.

As we head into 2016 we extend our wishes to all of you for a safe and prosperous new year!  Thank you for being a fan of Dealer Automotive Services!

Hard to believe this is winter!

We sure have had mild weather for November and so far this December.  It’s been nice not to have to break out the heavy winter coat but it sure feels strange.  Our chances for a white Christmas seem pretty low at this point but let’s face it:  This is Minnesota and the weather can change on a dime.

Even with the mild weather we’re still seeing demand for remote car starters.  It may not be snowing but scraping windows in the morning is still a chore. Many customers are taking advantage of having the rear defrost on their cars turn on automatically when the car is remote started and the outside temperature is below 40 degrees.  This is an optional feature that can be added to any Compustar unit for just $50.  It sure comes in handy.

As Christmas approaches we also want to remind our customers that we have gift certificates available for any denomination and product we carry.  A remote starter is a great gift for that special person in your life.

We are grateful for your business and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Welcome to our newly remodeled web site!

As we head into the 2015/2016 remote start season we decided it was time to update the look of our web site.  We wanted to provide you, our customer, with an easy to navigate site that laid out products in a clear and concise manner and we think we’ve done that.  Look around and let us know if you see something you’d like changed or added.  We are always open to suggestions from our customers.  Use the Contact page under Company Info to email us at any time.

Our remote start line up continues to include all levels and types of remote starters.  From base model units to the top of the line, there’s something available for everyone.  

There’s no way to know what our El Nino weather is going to bring this winter but being prepared with a remote starter is the first line of defense.  Heated seats, heated wipers and heated windshield washer fluid can’t hurt either!  We look forward to fulfilling all your automotive accessory needs.

Once again, welcome to REMOTESTARTPROS.COM!  

Hard to believe the back to school sales have started!

 

It’s that time of year again:  back to school sales have started and we’re dreading the end of summer.  Other than a few humid days, it’s been a nice year.

As we look to the fall, we are currently reviewing all of the new vehicles for 2015 and 2016 and evaluating remote start products for them.  While the basic concept of remote starters is the same, the features and technology with them do change each year.  We will stay on top of the new products and post the new ones as soon as they are available.

Enjoy the rest of your summer! 

Backup Safety Systems

 

Backup safety systems are becoming more and more popular and once again the manufacturers are taking a cue from the aftermarket industry by equipping more and more new cars with backup systems.  They are now doing what we’ve been doing for many years!

Keep in mind that not all backup systems are the same.  Some offer camera systems, some offer sensing systems.  The picture from camera systems can be viewed on a screen in the dash or in the rear view mirror.  Some can also be viewed in side view mirrors.  Sensing systems require sensors to be installed in the bumper and they will beep as you approach an obstacle.  Both systems have their pros and cons.  

Call us at 952-933-3575 and we will discuss the benefits with you.

Blind Spot Detection System

As we wind down the remote start season, we are on the look out for new products to offer our customers.  One new product that we are currently introducing is Blind Spot Detection Systems.  These systems aid drivers by sensing when it’s safe to change lanes and alerting you when it’s not.  This product has been available on new vehicles for the past few years but this is the first time aftermarket systems have been available.  We are installing them for $699.50 and have them in stock.  Please contact us if you’d like more information.

We’re hoping for some heat as we head into spring and summer and put the winter cold behind us.  Remote start season will be back again before we know it.

January 2015

It’s the middle of January and I feel like the winter has flown by!  Our November snow and cold temperatures jump started the remote start season and we haven’t slowed down since.  December brought the Christmas rush and the New Year came in with a bang.  

We spoke to many customers this Holiday season that were referred to us by their friends and family or by their mechanic or local garage.  We are grateful to all of our customers and certainly do appreciate the referrals.  We pride ourselves on quality work and like to think that’s part of the reason why we’ve been here since 1976.  

While we do the majority of our remote starters during the November to January rush, the reality is that remote starters are great year round and we install them every day throughout the year.  I heard from a number of customers that we installed remote starters for in previous years who have now sold those cars. They told me that having the remote starter in the car increased it’s resale value and helped sell the car.  Now they were back for a remote start in their new car.  We’re glad to help in both cases.  

Thanks again for your patronage and best wishes for a Prosperous New Year!

Winter is here!

After 2 days of hype, the first snow storm of the season came in with a bang! Here in Hopkins, MN we ended up with approximately 3″ of snow and 1″ of freezing rain.  My car was covered in solid ice when I left work last night. Fortunately for me, my remote starter was put to good use and was already melting the ice on the windshield by the time I came out to work on the side windows.  I wish I had a remote starter to melt the ice on my driveway at home!

Needless to say, yesterdays weather prompted hundreds of calls asking about remote starters.  We’re happy to help everyone we talk to and always like to remind people that the sooner you get here the better.  We just get busier and busier with each snow fall.

Happy Winter to All!

Where has the summer gone?

It seems like just yesterday we were eagerly awaiting the coming of summer and Memorial Day weekend festivities.  Now the State Fair is in full swing and Labor Day is just around the corner.  Time just flies by much too fast!

We are now in the process of putting together our line up of remote starters for the winter season.  We don’t expect our line up to change very much but we are constantly looking for new technology and new applications.  We will keep you posted as news breaks.

In the meantime, enjoy what’s left of the summer!

Back to the 50’s Car Show

Summer is here and that means the classic car shows are getting under way.  Once again this year we will have our booth set up at the Back to the 50’s show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on June 20th through the 22nd.  If you’re at the show we’d love to see you.  Our booth is located on the west side of Cooper Street between Dan Patch and Wright Ave.  The show is always fun and the cars are beautiful. We hope to see you there.

Happy Summer!