Key fobs are great, but the Starlink remote start gives you more for your Subaru and daily drives on the road! And who wouldn’t want that?
You won’t have to wait in the sweltering heat or bone-chilling cold to turn on your car and adjust settings.
But even then, you should take note of other features when it comes down to it. That’s where this article comes into play —- we’ll take a look at everything it has in store for you. So let’s get started!
What Is The Starlink Remote Start?
Starlink remote start gives you so much more control over your Subaru car through a smartphone app.
Its handiness comes from starting the engine remotely and adjusting the climate. That function makes everything easier if you don’t want to use a key fob.
There are heaps of features when it comes to Starlink remote start. You’ll find some of them let you change the temperature and remotely control other parts.
Those are pretty useful if you need to head out on a hot or cold day. In that case, you can cool down or warm the vehicle before jumping in it and driving away!
- Vehicle health
- Remote starter (includes climate control)
- Disabling the car if it gets stolen
- Turning lights and horn on via the app
- Vehicle boundary alert
- Speed alerts
- Locking/unlocking the vehicle
- Finding the vehicle
Of course, other aspects of this built-in tech allow you to watch your Subaru’s telemetry data closely. That way, you’ll know if it’s safe to drive — keeping you in good hands on the road!
Is Your Subaru Vehicle Supported?
A car in nature.
Before moving ahead with the Starlink remote start, you should find out if it’s compatible with your Subaru vehicle. So, looking in the manual is the best way to figure this out. But here’s a list of models that use this tech If you’re curious enough.
- XV Crosstrek
Keep in mind that it works just fine with any Subaru car that has a push-button start.
Getting Everything Ready
You can set up your Subaru with the remote star by going through these steps. However, the remote starter won’t work without subscribing to Starlink Security Plus. Make sure you do that first!
You can download the app on your smartphone.
You must install the MySubaru app to get everything going with the Starlink remote start.
It’s available in both the Apple and Google Play Store, which means it works on iOS/Android smartphones.
If you don’t have an account, you must create one. To do this, read the in-app instructions and enter your e-mail address and password.
Then, log in and go to ‘Add Car.’You will enter the VIN, license plate number, and other information related to your vehicle. Make sure everything is right — this allows the app to connect.
The app will have a ‘Quick Start’ button — press on it, and the engine will start. An alert will pop up on your phone screen, telling you that everything is running.
Turning It Off
Car engine button.
The other neat thing about this is that it will turn off your engine for you after a certain amount of time.
And you can do that in the ‘Settings’ section. It’s also possible to shut the engine off on your own — just press ‘Quick Start’ for a bit. Be sure to open the menu and tap on the turn car off option.
How Much Is It?
Starlink offers a subscription package.
Keep in mind that the prices can change anytime. But for now, in Canada, Starlink remote start costs $15/month — that’s $180 per year.
If you live on American soil, you’re looking at spending $9.95 per month or $99/year. So it won’t put a huge dent in your bank account to use it.
Meanwhile, the MySubaru app doesn’t cost a cent to download. If you don’t have the Starlink Security Plus subscription, remote start won’t become available.
So you’re going to be stuck with just a few things in the app, either way.
Using Starlink remote start isn’t hard at all. And it gives you plenty of leeway regarding what you want to roll with inside your car.
We all know about those fancy features it comes with — they make driving more fun and safe for everyone. Sure, it’s not free, but remember, it’ll still give you that convenience boost.