Honda Remote Start
If you own a brand new Honda, chances are that you’ve been told about this cool new feature known as ‘remote start’.
It’s not exactly something new, and its implementation is more of a novelty over anything, but it has been a staple for any luxury cars out there back then, and it’s only until now that it’s being trickled down into more civilian models as standard.
What it is, in essence, as the name suggests: remote start. It allows an individual with the appropriate key to start the vehicle from a distance just by using the key.
As you might reckon, it’s a feature that is designed for comfort, and further primes the car for the driver before the driver even gets in the car.
How to use Honda Remote Start
With that said, how do you actually use this feature that’s built-into your new Honda? As you might expect, it’s really rather simple and straightforward, with only two steps to it.
- Press the lock button on the key fob .
- Within 5 seconds press and hold the remote start button on the fob.
Give it a few moments, and your Honda Accord remote start system should get the car started promptly. Understandably, this may be hard to recognise from a distance, which is why the signal indicators will flash 6 times as further reaffirmation.
There are also some useful features regarding Honda’s remote start. If the car is starting via remote start and is left running, it’ll shut off automatically after 10 minutes.
Hence, if you wish to continue operation, just repeat the remote start procedure again: lock the car, then press and hold the remote start button.
If you wish to kill off the engine after remote starting, simply press the remote start button once and it’ll stall out. The signal indicators will flash once more as a confirmation too.
To drive the car, enter the vehicle as usual with the keyless entry, and push the push start button while depressing the brake pedal, just like how you’d start the car normally from behind the steering wheel.
Have no need to worry as well, since security isn’t compromised during the procedure.
If one without the key attempts to break into the car while it’s remote started, the car will immediately stall and remains locked. Imagine that it’s basically a parked, locked vehicle that just happens to have its engine running.
On the surface, such a feature might seem rather superfluous, but there are definitely situations where you’ll appreciate Honda’s remote start.
Honda Remote Start Instructions
Advantages of Honda Remote Start
One of its most obvious advantages is the ability for the car to prepare for any passengers. This is especially useful when winter comes, or if the weather is cold out, as it not only pre-warms the engine to operating temperature, but it can also preemptively adjust the onboard climate control to warm or cool the interior for the passengers.
Of course, ensuring passenger comfort is important in uncomfortable climates, but pre-warming your engine up to operating temperature is important for engine longevity.
It’s particularly important for diesel engines which fundamentally requires heat to function accordingly, but internal combustion engines in general benefit when it comes to driving with warmed up oil.
Certainly, car owners of cold climates would also appreciate Honda’s remote start, as it is quite a pain when it comes to defrosting your car. Just remote start your Honda Accord, Civic or CR-V and continue to sip on your coffee from the comfort of your own home and the car will defrost on its own. This is perfect for wintertime.
Honda Remote Start Verdict
Honda remote start is quite the innovation to become increasingly commonplace in the automotive world, and it’s quite impressive to think that even Honda is beginning to incorporate remote starting as a standard feature on higher trim levels.