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Dealer Automotive Services, Inc.

1102 South Fifth Street
Hopkins, MN 55343

New product line up coming soon!

8-30-19  Our manufacturers have rolled out some great new product changes and we’re looking forward to introducing you to them in the coming weeks.  Needless to say, innovation is key in the electronics industry and that applies to remote starters as well.  You can expect to see even more smart phone integration and high end features with the new remote start line up.  Stay tuned for all the news as it happens!

Hands free calling law goes into effect today

8-1-19  The new Minnesota hands free phone law goes into effect today.  That means no more holding your cell phone while driving your car.  For many people this will be a hard habit to break.  However, there are many products designed to solve this problem and we can help find the right product for you.  No need for costly tickets.  Call us now to discuss your options.

Summer remote start and BlueTooth

6-5-19  It’s been busy here with summer finally arriving and the new BlueTooth law going into effect on August 1st.  The warmer temperatures are reminding people that a remote starter is great for the summer as well as the winter.  The new BlueTooth law requires cell phone calls to be made hands free while in your car.  Our BlueTooth devices fully integrate your phone into your existing audio system and allow hands free driving.

Whether you’re looking for a remote starter or a BlueTooth device, we are here to help!  Give us a call:  952-933-3575.

Do you have a BlueTooth device in your car?

5-1-19  April was quite a fickle month.  It started out warm and spring like and ended up cold, snowy and dreary.  I guess it’s good weather to take advantage of having a remote car starter but even we are tired of snow and rain.  Regardless, we are still busy gearing up for the summer months ahead.  We expect to be busy installing BlueTooth Hands Free phone systems due to the recent law changes here in Minnesota.  If you haven’t heard, as of August 1st, it will be illegal to talk on the phone while in your car if you have to hold the phone in your hand.  Call us if you want to avoid a costly ticket and we will give you a quote on installing a hands free phone device.

Happy Spring!

3-29-19  Hard to believe that just 3 weeks ago we were dealing with more snow and wondering where to put it.  As we know, Minnesota weather can change quickly and the nice weather has been wonderful.  We are still installing remote starters each day and the new legislation being tossed around for the State of Minnesota has renewed interest in Bluetooth phone technology.  Call us if you need help with Bluetooth connectivity and we can go over the best options for you.  Happy Spring!

More snow on the way….Ugh!

3-8-19  Hard to believe that December was so mild and January was so cold.  And to top it off, February was a complete blizzard.  Wow!  We haven’t seen snow like this in many years.  I really don’t mind the snow but it would be nice if it wouldn’t come all at once.  The good news is that, through it all, I still get in warm car each day and fight the snow the best I can.  Please let us know if you’re ready for a remote starter to help you through this crazy winter.  Heated seats are great too.  We are here to help!  Hang in there!

Record breaking cold

2-4-2019  This has been quite a winter.  We started out cold, got warm and then went so far into the deep freeze that we could hardly move.  Wow!  The good news for those of us with remote car starters is that we were able to remotely start our cars every few hours while parked outside to ensure they didn’t freeze over.  Speaking for myself, it worked great!  Now, after a weekend of balmy temperatures, we are headed back to freezing mist and snow.  If you haven’t got your remote started installed yet, now is the time.  Call us for a quote:  952-933-3575.

Happy Holidays!

12-19-2018  Once again, it’s been a wonderful year at Dealer Automotive Services.  We are very grateful for our customers and the opportunity to serve your needs.  We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a prosperous New Year!  Thank you to all!

Winter has arrived!

11-13-18  It seems hard to believe, but fall is over and winter is here.  Recent snow and cold has really got everyone thinking about remote car starters.  Our CompuStar Drone system has been extremely popular.  Customers love the idea of being able to start their cars from virtually anywhere in the world.  That can be a real life saver as daylight hours get shorter and the night time hours get colder.  Call us now for all the details.  We hope you have a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  We are very grateful for all of you!

The sun has finally come out!

10-17-18:  We’ve had a dark and dreary fall with lots of rain and clouds.  Seeing the sunshine the past few days has been awesome!  However, the cold, damp weather has certainly spurred interest in our remote car starters.  If you want to stay warm this winter, now is the time to get your car ready.  We can do a fall winterization and a remote starter all at the same time.  Call now to make an appointment!

How can it be August already?

8-3-18  It’s hard to believe that June and July have come and gone and August is here.  The back-to-school ads are in full swing and the days are getting shorter.  We love our Minnesota summers so it’s always sad to see them come to an end.  Regardless, it’s a busy time of year for us as we prepare for the upcoming winter and remote start season.  The cold is right around the corner and we plan to be prepared.  Let us know if we can help you prepare with a new remote car starter.  Happy August everyone!

Finally some heat!

5-18-18  It’s been a long cold winter but we’re finally getting some signs of summer.  Mowing lawn is always enjoyable in spring.  It will get tedious by the end of the summer but for now, it’s all good.  Remember as you go into the summer that your remote starter works to cool your car as well as heat your car.  Having a climate controlled vehicle at the touch of a button is a real luxury.  I should also mention that the new Drone DR5400 model is currently available.  The new model has faster processing and response time so you can start your car from practically anywhere by using your SmartPhone.  Let’s hope we have lots of reasons to stay cool this summer!  Enjoy!

Where is spring?

3-30-18  Easter is right around the corner and I’m watching snow flurries out of my window.  I would prefer the warmth and sunshine that we had last week.  I guess there isn’t much I can do about the weather so I need to find ways to stay warm.  I recently upgraded my remote start system to our RFP2WG15SS.  The system has a 2-mile range and a great looking 4-button remote.  I’ve been very impressed with the unit and love the added range.  It helps me stay warm in these dog days of winter.  If summer ever gets here it will keep me cool, too!  Happy Easter and Passover to all!

Football Fans

2-1-18  Minnesota football fans were disappointed once again this year and the loss is magnified by all the festivities happening right now for Superbowl LII which is being held here in Minneapolis.  We are known as the frigid north and Mother Nature has confirmed that with another round of arctic temperatures and sub-zero windchills.  Visitors to our area will wonder how we are able to deal with this weather.  The reality is that we have lots of coping strategies and owning a remote car starter is one of them.  If you don’t have one yet, give us a call and we’ll give you all the details on how to get yours.  In the meantime, enjoy the game and stay warm!

Wow! It’s Cold Out There

12-29-17    Brrrrr!  This arctic weather is brutal.  Sure makes me glad I have a remote starter and the way our phones are ringing off the hook it seems as though everyone wants a remote starter right now.  Good thing we are here to help!  If you’re looking to stay warm, give us a call at 952-933-3575.

We sincerely hope you have a safe and Happy New Year!

Warm November but arctic blast coming!

11-30-17  Once again, the weather in Minnesota leaves us all guessing.  Our cold October led to a warm November.  December starts tomorrow and the weather report says we’re headed for the deep freeze.  We knew it was coming but it doesn’t mean we have to like it.  If you’re still considering a remote starter check out our new line up including the CompuStar Pro series with extended remote range of up to 2 miles.  Or, even better, get a Drone system operated on your smart phone and start your car from anywhere.  Stay warm wherever you are and Happy Holidays!

Happy Halloween 2017!

10-31-17  The ghosts and goblins are out in full force today.  Hopefully they have dressed warm because there is a definite chill in the air and the snowfall last week was a blatant reminder of what we have to look forward to during a typical Minnesota winter.  Fortunately, there are lots of ways to combat the cold and a remote car starter can certainly help.  We’ve got a great lineup of products debuting this fall and look forward to a busy holiday season.  Call us now to book your appointment and be ahead of the crowds.  Happy Halloween!

Welcome to Summer 2017!

6-2-17  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!

New Volkswagen & Audi Remote Start Applications

3-22-17  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!

Happy spring!  

Cold enough for you?

1-13-17  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!