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Tophat Tinting Inc
1300 East Highway 44
Rapid City, SD 57703
T: (605) 348-6647
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Remote Car Starters

Would you like to get into a heated vehicle in the Winter or a cooled vehicle in the Summer? Try a Compustar Remote Start from Tophat Tinting.

A remote starter, otherwise known as an "auto starter", "car starter", or simply "remote start", is an electronic device that allows you to start your vehicle's engine from outside of your vehicle. There are two primary components to a remote start: a control module or 'brain' that is installed inside the vehicle and a remote to operate the unit. Compustar remote starters are compatible with approximately 95% of vehicles on the road today, including manual-transmissions, diesels, select hybrids and luxury makes. For each of those compatible vehicles, installing a Compustar remote starter is 100% safe and will not void or affect your factory warranty!

All of our remote start systems come with 2 remotes that will control the power locks, power truck/hatch if the vehicle is equipped with it, as well as the remote start. The remotes have a one year warranty against defects. The control unit under the dash has a lifetime warranty and can be transferred between vehicles.

Our 1 Way Remote Start is the Pro G15 system. It comes with two remotes with 3000 Ft of Range. The remote is slim, not much bigger than a factory keyless remote, making it easy to fit into a pocket.

Our 2 Way Remote Start is the Prime 901. It comes with a mile range. The main remote has an interactive LCD screen that will confirm when the vehicle has started, give you a countdown of how long the vehicle will remain running, if the vehicle is locked or unlocked and the temperature inside the vehicle. The secondary remote is a one-way that will control the vehicle without that confirmation.

Our DroneMobile system is an additional unit we add onto the control module that will allow you to control the remote start through the DroneMobile app, available on iPhone, Android, and Blackberry systems. With DroneMobile there is no need to carry an additional transmitter for remote starting or locking and unlocking your vehicle; use your smartphone instead. Anywhere you have cell service or wi-fi, you can control your vehicle. The DroneMobile requires a yearly plan to function.

Each of the systems can be upgraded at a later date for an additional charge. We can also add a security system to any of the remote starters; it will give you a siren, shock sensor, and door triggers. With the 2-way system (within a mile) and the Dronemobile, it will page you when the alarm sounds.