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Frequent remote start use?

Please forgive what may be a noob question. The 2014 JGC is my first new vehicle in more than a dozen years and I've never used one with remote start, or even push button start.

The remote start feature look like something I'd probably like to use 90% of the time so that it's nice and cool before I get in. I'm wondering if this would be a problem or if there is some reason it should not be used that much.

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Old 08-07-2013, 01:36 PM
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Please forgive what may be a noob question. The 2014 JGC is my first new vehicle in more than a dozen years and I've never used one with remote start, or even push button start.

The remote start feature look like something I'd probably like to use 90% of the time so that it's nice and cool before I get in. I'm wondering if this would be a problem or if there is some reason it should not be used that much.

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The Remote Start functions the exact same way as the push button as far as wear and tear on the vehicle so no worries there. You may go through Fobs a little quicker and or batteries but even that is doubtful.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:51 PM
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Re: Frequent remote start use?

The only downside to using remote start frequently is fuel consumption because presumably your vehicle will be idling more than if you waited to start it up until you're in the steamy hot (or freezing cold) interior...
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Re: Frequent remote start use?

Great, thank you. I'm also guessing that the new Jeep will not take nearly as long to get cool as the old truck so perhaps I won't "need" to do this as much as I may think. Good to know that it's not an issue though.
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Re: Frequent remote start use?

You can also use the Uconnect app for your smart phone and start your vehicle that way too. It extends the range basically anywhere there's cell service. It's not immediate like using the fob though, a couple of minutes of delay.

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I would not let the GC idle for to long for the first few thousand miles. Low oil pressure while idling could result in a poor break in period. Engines are much more resilient than they used to be, but better safe than sorry.
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Re: Frequent remote start use?

In my past vehicles I've gone so far as to not turn on the A/C until the engine warms up to not have the added work on a cold engine. The convenience of the remote start and getting into a cool car has so far been outweighing that with my Jeep.
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