• Last Updated:
  • Nov 16th, 2017 9:27 am
[OP]
Jr. Member
User avatar
May 14, 2016
104 posts
25 upvotes

Remote Starter

Any idea where I can get a Remote Starter installed in Mississauga/Brampton region? I have a new car and want to maintain warranty. Dealer said if something goes wrong, I'd have to go back to who installed it, so I'm trying to avoid small shops. I called Canadian Tire and BestBuy, but neither of them do it anymore. Dealer wants about $700 after tax (seems overpriced).

Would appreciate suggestions for any reliable places I can get this done?

Hope this is the right thread for this, but didn't think people would have an answer in Requested Deals/not looking for a deal, just a place.

Thanks a lot!
34 replies
Newbie
Apr 23, 2011
35 posts
12 upvotes
Toronto
My 2 cents fwiw.

I was in the same situation earlier this year when I purchased my new vehicle and ended up going with the oem dealer remote starter.

Aftermarket is likely a little cheaper plus you’ll get more features, range etc but at what price? Some will say it all depends on the installer but that is just another “what if” to deal with. Friend found this out the hard way. Reputable shop and she had nothing but electrical issues. She wished she spent the extra money and went with a factory starter. Maybe a one off, but not worth it imo.

In my case, I paid $50k for a new vehicle so what’s an extra $300 more than an aftermarket remote starter, with the peace of mind that nothing will go wrong. No spliced wires. No electrical issues. Plug and play, and you’re on your way, and all included in the factory warranty.
[OP]
Jr. Member
User avatar
May 14, 2016
104 posts
25 upvotes
Hmm, yeah good point. I have a new car with warranty, but it's only $25k. Dishing out $800 on it feels like a lot haha.

I agree with you though, I'm glad you posted this. I debated going to a car shop, but after your post, I don't think I'll do that. If anyone is aware of a franchise, I'll consider that, otherwise I may just go to the dealership (or suck it up and sit in the cold haha).
Newbie
Aug 23, 2017
77 posts
18 upvotes
DeShaun wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 2:18 pm
Hmm, yeah good point. I have a new car with warranty, but it's only $25k. Dishing out $800 on it feels like a lot haha.

I agree with you though, I'm glad you posted this. I debated going to a car shop, but after your post, I don't think I'll do that. If anyone is aware of a franchise, I'll consider that, otherwise I may just go to the dealership (or suck it up and sit in the cold haha).
My personal opinion is that you shouldn't see it as a cost of 800.

It would be the difference of what an after market dealer is coating minus the 800.

So even if the after market dealer is quoting only 50% of the dealer's cost, that 400 you are paying extra would be a good investment for peace of mind for a few years.

Considering you bought a brand new car.

Again, happy to be corrected.
[OP]
Jr. Member
User avatar
May 14, 2016
104 posts
25 upvotes
Brian99 wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 8:41 pm
Personally I would go after market because of cost, features and I haven't encountered any botched installations. I also prefer the extended range and two way communication.
Any suggestions on locations?
Deal Addict
Sep 26, 2013
3663 posts
440 upvotes
MONTR
you guys contradict yourselves alot here. There are many members buying aftermarket alarm systems like Clifford, Viper, etc.... but the dealer does not sell them. So why you both going aftermarket alarm and not aftermarket remote starter? It is the same unless you do don't plan to install one of those alarm systems.
Newbie
Oct 13, 2015
26 posts
20 upvotes
Brampton, ON
Audio heaven, auto links, singh electronics, to name a few. I have appointment with singh electronics tomorrow. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Deal Expert
User avatar
Mar 18, 2005
16623 posts
1037 upvotes
Niagara Falls
I don't have a suggestion of a shop for you, but i'd go to a small shop 100 times over Canadian Tire or Bestbuy for anything like that. Have you checked with the dealer to see if there are any approved shops that wont void your warranty? Seems like the exact excuse a dealership would use to not honour a warranty.
Sr. Member
User avatar
Aug 11, 2009
850 posts
176 upvotes
Brampton
Try hitech audio video. Theyve been around for more than 10years. And they specialize on alarms & remote starters.

1625 Steeles Ave E #4, Brampton, ON L6T 4R7
Sr. Member
User avatar
Aug 11, 2009
850 posts
176 upvotes
Brampton
maxme09 wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 9:41 pm
Audio heaven, auto links, singh electronics, to name a few. I have appointment with singh electronics tomorrow. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Singh electronics are good. Plz avoid car audio heaven.
Newbie
Apr 23, 2011
35 posts
12 upvotes
Toronto
Brian99 wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 8:41 pm
Personally I would go after market because of cost, features and I haven't encountered any botched installations. I also prefer the extended range and two way communication.
Guess it depends on Manufacturer, but my factory remote start is long range (similar to aftermarket) with two way communication and it was only $200 more.
nomdesplumes wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 9:38 pm
you guys contradict yourselves alot here. There are many members buying aftermarket alarm systems like Clifford, Viper, etc.... but the dealer does not sell them. So why you both going aftermarket alarm and not aftermarket remote starter? It is the same unless you do don't plan to install one of those alarm systems.
Who’s contradicting themselves and who said anything about getting an alarm? No alarm for me personally but I agree, it’s the same.
[OP]
Jr. Member
User avatar
May 14, 2016
104 posts
25 upvotes
Evil Baby wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 9:41 pm
I don't have a suggestion of a shop for you, but i'd go to a small shop 100 times over Canadian Tire or Bestbuy for anything like that. Have you checked with the dealer to see if there are any approved shops that wont void your warranty? Seems like the exact excuse a dealership would use to not honour a warranty.
Dealership said going anywhere outside will not void my warranty, but if they find something and conclude its because of the remote starter, they'll refuse to help with that specific area of the car.
TheMaterial wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 11:34 pm
Where are you located?
Mississauga/Brampton area
maxme09 wrote:
Nov 11th, 2017 9:41 pm
Audio heaven, auto links, singh electronics, to name a few. I have appointment with singh electronics tomorrow. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Thanks - would appreciate hearing how it goes and how much it costed!
Newbie
Oct 13, 2015
26 posts
20 upvotes
Brampton, ON
It went well. Compustar G15 installed correctly. It was difficult and required additional relay but they did not charge for it. It was for 520 all in as I asked for cash deal to discount, otherwise 550.
Note: not sure about other cars but Hyundai will take more than avg time to install. They quoted 2 hrs and took 3 hrs but it was done right.
They have different model from various manufacturers. Take your pick. I went with reliable brand and model 2 way starter.

Top