One of the nicest convenience items you can add to a vehicle is a remote starter, and Kingpin Car & Marine Audio are specialists in this category. Just like anything else, remote starters can be had at all different price levels. What separates a bad remote start from a good one is the quality of the installation. While most shops will focus on how many systems they can install in a day, Kingpin has a different idea. We want to focus on giving you the finest-quality installation seen in the Pacific Northwest. That is the only way we can guarantee you a system that will give you years of reliable service. To do that, we use what is known as a data module when we are performing an installation on a modern vehicle.
Modern Vehicles Use Complex Electronics
What is a data integration module, and why do you even want one? That is a great question. To answer this question properly, we have to dig into how a modern electrical system works in today’s vehicles. Years ago, all the electrical parts in a vehicle had what was known as homerun wiring. Power would come from the battery and go to the electrical part in question, whether it was the starter or the power window motor. Times have changed. Nowadays, everything in your vehicle is interconnected and controlled by computers. The network most vehicles use is called a CAN-BUS.
Kingpin Technicians Are Experts In Vehicle Networks
When you get in your vehicle and turn the key (or push the button), asking it to start, you aren’t sending electricity to the starter relay as in years past. You are sending a digital command to the computer. It then interprets the command, fires up the ignition and tells the starter to crank. It will even tell the starter when to stop cranking, since it knows when the engine fires up. Does this sound complicated? It sure does. It means that, as you can imagine, installing a remote starter in your vehicle is major surgery. If a shop doesn’t understand how a CAN-BUS network operates, they can damage your vehicle. Kingpin Car & Marine Audio, however, are experts in working with these automotive networks.
The Data Module We Install Will “Talk” To Your Car’s Computer
Here is how we are going to do your installation. We install a data integration module in your vehicle that has been flashed with software that can “talk” to your factory computer in its native language. We make noticeably fewer connections in your vehicle, and your starter works seamlessly. When you ask your remote start to do its job, it sends the very same command to your computer that would happen if you were sitting in the vehicle. All of your factory safeguards are still in place, working just as they should. This is by far the safest, most-reliable way to install a system.
Don’t all shops use data modules? Unfortunately, no. Some shops are looking to cut any corner possible to offer a lower price and make it up in volume. In the end, you get an inferior product that may leave you stranded on the side of the road if something goes wrong.
If you are in the market for a remote starter and want to know for sure your installation is getting done right the first time, we invite you to contact us HERE at Kingpin Car & Marine Audio. We only do consultations via appointment so we can guarantee you get the undivided attention our team, and we will spend all the time required to help you find the best solution for your needs. Let us show you why Mobile Electronics magazine has named us the Top Retailer in the Nation. We look forward to meeting with you.