Eurostart is a year-old company offering vehicle specific remote start for BMW and MINI vehicles, which can cut installation time in half, it claims.
Based in Alberta, Canada, the company provides a remote start kit including an OEM quality main module that comes with vehicle specific mounting brackets and a vehicle specific wiring harness. The system works with DroneMobile, MyCar Smartphone and Compustar remote transmitters.
Eurostart offers seven models that fit the last two generations of BMWs from 2013 to 2020. They fit MINI models from 2014-2019. The install requires a spare key.
The products can operate during a “cold start” or when battery voltage momentarily drops below 4 volts. Eurostart products also switch to a low power standby mode when not in use, providing a 60 percent reduction in power consumption compared to other remote start products, says Eurostart.
Darcy Semeniuk, one of the owners of Eurostart, said a technician might take 3 to 3.5 hours to install the product for the first time. Once a tech has performed a few installs it takes only 1.5 to 2.5 hours. This is a significant reduction from BMW installs that can require 5 hours, said the company.
The system also allows installers to insert an SD card for a diagnostic readout and firmware update.
The kits sell for about $740 in US dollars.
Eurostart is open to establishing a manufacturers’ rep network in the US. It currently works with about 50 dealers in the US and Canada. It displayed its products at KnowledgeFest in Dallas recently.