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Dealer Automotive Services, Inc.

1102 South Fifth Street
Hopkins, MN 55343

State Fair and Back to School

8-31-23:  It’s hard to believe the State Fair is almost over and some kids are already back in school.  It’s been a warm summer but it’s hard to complain about the heat when we know it will be below zero here very soon.  My remote start is getting a work out with me trying to keep my car cool in the heat.  It works great and if you don’t have one you should call us now before the winter rush.  In the meantime, enjoy what’s left of the summer!

Summer is here!

5-30-23:  We hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend and the fantastic weather here in Minnesota.  We also hope you were able to take a few minutes over the holiday weekend to remember those who have fought for our freedom and paid with their lives.  We are fortunate to live in this great country and for the work of our Armed Forces.  Thank you to all service members past and present.

The summer heat is here and we are still working to keep our customers cool and comfortable.  Auto air conditioning work is in full swing and remote starters work just as well in the summer as in the winter.  The only difference is now you’re cooling the car instead of heating it up.  We also install lots of hitches and trailer wiring in the summer.  Just give us a call and let us know what we can do to help.  We wish you all a safe and happy summer!

We’ve made it to March

3-1-23 March is here but the weather is the same:  snow then rain….rain then snow.  Yikes!  It’s been quite a winter.  We continue to install remote starters to help everyone get through these tough months.  We’re also installing more and more dash cameras and catalytic converter protectors.  If you own a Hyundai or Kia with a regular metal key please contact us to find out what we can do to help with theft protection.  We can install a starter kill and/or alarm system to stop your vehicle from being a target.

We’re all looking forward to summer.  In the meantime, stay warm!

Happy New Year!

12-30-22  It’s hard to believer but another year has come and gone.  2022 was quite a year.  We had lots of challenges with high inflation and supply chain issues but we also had lots of blessings with great customers and supply partners.  Thanks to all of you for continuing to support us and work with us.  We wish you all of very Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas!

12-1-22 We’ve made it to December which means another year is almost gone.  While the year has been full of ups and downs, we still feel fortunate to be here and to be able to work with great customers.  We meet new people every day and enjoy helping fulfill their needs.  Remote starters are in huge demand right now due to the snow and cold and heated seats are as popular as ever.  Whatever your needs are, please don’t hesitate to call.  We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

New products available now

10-4-22  Fall is here and there is a chill in the air.  It’s going to be full on winter before long and you will want to have a remote starter to help get you through the cold winter months.  Check out our updated lineup of remote car starters including alarm systems and starter kills.  We also offer catalytic converter protection for just $349.50.  Winter is coming.  We’re here to help!

Summer has flown by

9-1-22  It’s hard to believe the State Fair is here and August is gone.  It’s been a wonderful Minnesota summer but there is definitely a chill in the air at night and the daylight hours are getting shorter and shorter.  Some kids are already back in school and others will go back next week.  These are all signs that fall and winter are fast approaching.  There’s no way to predict how much snow we will get this winter or how cold it will be but, no matter what, a remote car starter can help get you through the cold winter months.  More vehicle applications are being added all the time so give us a call to quote a remote start for your vehicle.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Happy 4th of July!

6-30-2022  Our cool spring has turned into a warm summer.  After a cold winter, the beautiful sun and warm temperatures are welcome improvements.  If your summer plans include a long car ride we can help make your trip more comfortable but upgrading your vehicle with bluetooth handsfree phone systems and MP3 sound integration.  We also have video systems for the kids.  If you’ll be pulling a trailer, we can help with hitches and wiring.  Whatever your plans are we wish you safe travels and fun times!

Where is the sun?

4-29-22  We’ve nearly made it to May and we’re definitely wondering where the sunshine is.  My remote starter is still getting a work out each day as I run to the car in between rain and snow showers.  Hopefully our April showers will bring LOTS of May flowers.

We continue to stay busy with remote starters but we’re also seeing our fair share of air conditioning tune ups and hitch installations are in full force.  If you’re planning a trip for the summer be sure to let us know if we can upgrade your ride with a new MP3 or BlueTooth hands free interface or heated seat or video system or anything else.  We are here to help!  Just give us a call at 952-933-3575.

It’s springtime….almost.

3-8-2022 It’s been quite a winter and each time we think Spring is here we get another snow storm.  Ugh.  The good news is that remote starter sales are stronger than ever and even if it’s cold outside our cars are warm inside.  It was a busy winter and we are grateful for our CompuStar remote start suppliers who made sure we had remote starters in stock so we could take care of our great customers.  We continue to adjust to all the new challenges in our ever changing world but through it all we are grateful for loyal employees and customers.  Thanks to everyone!


12-30-21  2021 is done and gone and we all have high hopes for the New Year.  Everyone at DAS wishes you peace and health in 2022 and beyond.  The cold has set in and we are busy installing remote car starters.  Thanks for all your support and business over the past 45+ years.  We are grateful for you!

We are grateful for you!

11-30-21  In this season of Thanksgiving we want to say how grateful we are for our loyal customers.   These are challenging times for all of us but we know how fortunate we are to have great customers and we truly appreciate it.  We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and wish you nothing but the best during this holiday season.  Stay safe and be well!

Welcome to fall…..sort of!

9-28-21  If you like heat, then you liked our summer weather and you’re enjoying the mild weather this fall.  The warm days are wonderful but the cool evenings are a harbinger of what’s to come:  cold and snow.  There is nothing we can do to stop the cold and snow from coming but we can certainly do our best to prepare for it.  We have remote starters in stock and ready to be installed.  Come early before the snow flies and you’ll be all set for the winter months ahead.  Call us at 952-933-3575.


Happy Independence Day!

6-30-21  It’s been quite a summer so far!  The heat and humidity have been quite a change from the cold, gray winter.  If you’re having trouble staying cool you might want to consider a remote car starter.  With the tap of a button you can have your car cooling before you get in.  No more hot leather seats and steering wheel.  Whether you want to start your car with a remote or with your smart phone, we can help!  Call now to make an appointment and Happy 4th of July!

Ready for Summer!

5-5-21  As you may know, there has been a spike in catalytic converter thefts all over the country and Minnesota is no exception.  There have been many thefts right here in Hopkins, MN.  For that reason, we have begun offering a new product called CatClamp®.

The CatClamp® was invented to prevent thieves from stealing your catalytic converter. It’s exclusive, award-winning, patented cable cage design surrounds the catalytic converter with aircraft-grade wire rope that is very difficult to cut, even with power tools.  The same wire rope locks the converter to the chassis of the vehicle up to seven times, creating too much work for a thief in a hurry.  The CatClamp® attaches to the exhaust pipes, not the converter, allowing all size and shape converters to be protected.  Installation of this product is just $349.50.  Please contact us now to set up your appointment or if you’d like more information.

Hello Spring!

2-26-21  It’s been a long winter but we are starting to see signs of Spring with warmer weather and brighter days.  As we look towards the summer we start thinking of road trips and weekend getaways.  We have lots of ways to make your trips more enjoyable.  Maybe you need a handsfree bluetooth device and MP3 system or maybe you’d like to upgrade your navigation system.  Either way, we can help!  What about video systems for the kids?  Yes, we do that too!  Please contact us if you have an idea for making your ride more comfortable.  Chances are we have a solution that can fulfill your needs.  Wherever your travels take you we wish you good health, good weather, good roads and good times!

Good Bye 2020!

12-31-20  Hello 2021!  We are all ready for a change and the New Year is a great way to set new goals.  While 2020 was hugely challenging, the New Year looks bright and there’s no question that better times are ahead.  The recent cold and snow reminds us all of the value of remote car starters.  In fact, local police personnel are actually promoting remote car starters for us.  They’ve had a large number of vehicles stolen while owners have left their cars running to warm them up.  We don’t want that to happen to you so please give us a call and we will get you taken care of.  Happy New Year to all!

We are thankful for you!

12-2-20  It’s been a difficult year for all of us but hope appears to be right around the corner.  Through it all, we are grateful for our AMAZING employees and GREAT customers.  We are here to help whenever you need us.  The weather was mild for November but the skies were gray.  The mild temps have continued into the first few days of December but it’s been a real treat to see the sunshine.  However, there’s still frost on the cars and scraping windows is never fun.  We can solve that problem by installing a remote car starter.  Just give us a call.  And, remember, we have gift certificates for all your holiday shopping needs.

Fall is in the air!

9-30-20  It’s hard to believe that summer has come and gone.  The wonderful summer weather was a welcome gift considering everything else that is happening in our world.  Now we go into winter and look forward to the holidays and just keep hoping for the best.  Getting our vehicles winter ready is key to surviving the cold.  We can help winterize your car whether you need an oil change, tire rotation or general tune up or if you need heated seats or a remote car starter.  We are here to help and are doing everything possible to maintain the health and safety of our employees and customers.  Life can be challenging right now.  We just need to hang in there.  Stay strong Minnesota!

The weather has cooled….

7-31-20  The dog days of summer seem to have passed.  The low humidity and cool nights are refreshing but they also get us thinking of winter and how it will soon be knocking at our door.  We are preparing for the cold by reviewing our line up of remote car starters and heated seats.  It’s always a bit daunting to think of winter when we’re still dreaming of summer but we do look forward to be taking care of all your needs during this season and the upcoming winter season.  Let’s hope there are lots of good weather days still ahead of us!