Absolutly not. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is a federal law which prohibits a car dealer from even implying this. Everyone has heard of a car dealer who told a car owner “If you install a remote car starter anywhere else your warranty will be void”. They may not say this exactly, but they will try to imply this. Know this: This practice is Against the Law! Your dealer must Prove cause and effect, they must show exactly how the remote starter caused the failure of the part under warranty. This is very hard to do and in fact most times not even possible. Use a shop that is familiar with this dealer practice, one that will stand up for you if necessary.
A remote starter will use gas while your car is running. Have the installation shop set your vehicle to run for the time necessary to pre-heat your car, not extra. This will help use only what is necessary.
No. The starter while not being used (in it’s resting state) will only draw from 10 to 30 milliamps. At this rate it would take 6 months or more of not using your car to cause a drained battery condition. Once your car is remotely started the vehicle’s alternator powers the electrical system exactly as if it were running with the key.
Most remote car starters will work from at least 1000′ away. Some models work from much farther, 2000′ or even a mile away. Remember that anything you put between you and your car will shorten the range. Concrete and steel, like a building downtown, will shorten the distance even more. If you work in the concrete jungle, consider a longer distance remote starter.
This varies by manufacturer. The remote starters sold at ATM Restyle come with a lifetime warranty on installed components, one year on transmitters (key fobs), and one year on labor.