5 Situations where Remote Start is a Must-Have

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Subaru Remote Start Is A Must Have

Subaru vehicles are known for their ruggedness, versatility, and dependability. But did you know models made after 2015 come with a nifty feature called remote start? This feature allows you to start your Subaru from a distance, so you can warm it up or cool it down before you even step inside. But remote start isn’t just practical—it can also be fun! Here are five creative and practical ways you can use Subaru’s remote start feature. 


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Snow Day Starter 

If you’re an avid skier or snowboarder, you know that the best thing to do after a long day on the slopes is peel back those layers, get things packed up quickly, and sit back in your warm car with a defrosted windshield and reminisces on the best powder day of your life. . With Subaru’s remote start, you can warm up your car from the lift line, so it’s ready for you when you get back with a defrosted windshield, warmed up and ready for your favorite song to hit the sound system as you keep the good vibes rolling all the way home.  


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Quick Start to Your Morning Commute 

Using Subaru’s remote start feature in the morning can help you save time by getting your car started and warmed up before you even step outside. This is especially helpful during the cold winter months when getting into a cold car can be a very unpleasant experience. By using the remote start feature, you can avoid having to sit in a cold car for several minutes while it warms up. Instead, your car will be ready to go as soon as you get in, which can save you valuable time during your morning commute. 


Summer Cooldown 

Summertime is all about outdoor parties and barbecues, but sometimes the heat can be overwhelming. With Subaru’s remote start, you can ensure that your car is cool and comfortable before getting in. With remote start, using the keyfob, the temperature will remain at where you left it before exiting the vehicle. With remote start using the MySubaru App you can actually adjust the temperature from wherever you are so it is ready on those days that the temperature spikes unexpectadly. This is especially useful if you have kids or pets – you can make sure that they’ll be comfortable during the ride home. 


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Rainy Day Warm-up 

Rainy days can be a bummer, but with Subaru’s remote start, you can make the most of them. Start your car from inside in your home, apartment, or work and let it warm up while you curl up with a good book, binge-watch your favorite show, or get your last email sent out for the day. By the time you’re ready to venture out, your car will be warm and dry, and you’ll be ready to take on the day. 


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Beach Day Comfort 

Depending on where you are located, the coastline produces many temperatures and conditions that change drastically. One second it can be windy and cold and then the sun peaks through creating temperatures that make you want to get into your swimsuit and take a dip. With remote start you can make sure you Subaru is ready for you ,whatever the day looks like. For those cold and windy days warm up the interior and turn on the heated seats through the MySubaru app so you are ready to escape the wind comfortably. If it gets to hot, blast the AC so you have a cool and safe place to escape the heat without burning your back on your seats and enjoy your drive home!  


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Subarus That Have Remote Start

If you’re in the market for a new Subaru and are interested in having remote start as a feature, you’ll be pleased to know that several Subaru models come with this feature.  

So, which Subaru models have remote start? Believe it or not Subaru introduced remote start as a standard in 2015 adding it to all vehicles. Any Subaru made after 2015 should come with remote start as a standard feature. If drivers own a Subaru that was made prior to 2015 want to install remote start you can purchase aftermarket packages that work on most automatic transmission models. Here is a list of Subarus that come standard with this feature 2015 and after.   








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If you already own a Subaru and are curious about whether your vehicle has remote start, you can check your owner’s manual, or look for the symbol above on your key fob that is a half circle with an arrow at the end. Another way to check remote start is by pressing and holding the lock button for 3 seconds.

Also, if your Subaru comes equipped with StarLink you are able to use the My Subaru App in most cases. While more rare, some Subarus have a warning sticker on the windshield that will say “Warning, this car is equipped with a remote control engine.” These stickers can be hard to locate, so it is best to look at your manual to know for certain.

It’s worth noting that if your Subaru doesn’t come with remote start as a standard feature, you can still have it installed after purchase. The only newer model that currently doesn’t come with remote start is the 2020 BRZ, although it may be added later. Subaru remote start is typically only available on models with automatic transmissions. 

Additionally, newer Subarus come with 3 month free of Starlink. Starlink connect to the MySubaru app that allows many different features including remote start. The MySubaru app is a useful tool for Subaru owners that allows them to remotely access and control various functions of their vehicles through their smartphones.

If you’re interested in having remote start as a feature on your Subaru, you have several options to choose from. Whether you’re in the market for a new vehicle or are considering having it installed after purchase, remote start is a convenient feature that can make your driving experience even more enjoyable. 


How To Use Remote Start With Key Fob

Step 1: Check your Subaru’s remote start capabilities. Not all Subaru models come with remote start as a standard feature, so it’s important to check your owner’s manual or contact your local Subaru dealer to ensure your vehicle has this feature. If your Subaru does have remote start, make sure you have the correct remote start fob and that it is programmed to your vehicle. 

Step 2: Locate the remote start button on your key fob. The remote start button is typically located at the bottom of the fob and will have an icon of a car with an arrow pointing towards it. Press and hold the remote start button for three seconds to start your engine. 

Step 3: Once you’ve started your engine, your Subaru’s lights will flash to indicate that the engine is running. Your car will remain locked and the engine will automatically shut off after 15 minutes. To turn off your car remotely, simply press and hold the remote start button for three seconds again. 



How To Use Remote Start With MySubaru App


Step 1: Download and install the MySubaru app on your smartphone from the App Store or Google Play Store. 

Step 2: Once the app is installed, open it and log in to your MySubaru account using your username and password. If you haven’t created an account, you’ll need to register first. 

Step 3: Once you’re logged in, tap on the “Remote Start” option on the app’s home screen. 

Step 4: Select the vehicle you want to start remotely. If you have multiple Subaru vehicles linked to your account, make sure you select the correct one. 

Step 5: If prompted, confirm that you want to start the engine remotely by tapping on “Yes” or “OK.” 

Step 6: Wait a few seconds for the app to communicate with your car and start the engine. The app will display a message indicating that the engine has been started. 

Step 7: If desired, you can also adjust the temperature settings of your car’s climate control system using the app. This can be done by tapping on the “Climate Control” option and adjusting the temperature settings as needed.  

Step 8: When you’re ready to drive, unlock your car as you normally would and get in. The engine should continue running until you insert the key into the ignition or push the “Engine Stop/Start” button. 

That’s it! With just a few taps on your smartphone, you can start your Subaru’s engine remotely and enjoy a comfortable driving experience, no matter the weather conditions outside. 


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Have Fun With Remote Start!

Subaru’s remote start isn’t just a practical feature—it’s also a fun one! Whether you’re camping in the mountains or hitting the beach, remote start can help you make the most of your adventures. So, the next time you’re out and about in your Subaru, don’t be afraid to give it a try. Who knows, you might just discover a new way to use this handy feature.