PRLog - Oct. 18, 2012 - MEREDITH, N.H. -- The dream of many Volvo drivers has come true: having a warm car to crawl into on a cold winter's morning. The flipside has also become a reality: summer may have turned your car into a mobile sauna in the past, but Volvo now offers drivers the chance to cool down their ride before they get in and go. Select 2012 and 2013 models are available with Volvo's Engine Remote Start (ERS) feature, which allows drivers to automatically adjust the vehicle’s climate controls from a distance. The system is also available for installation on vehicles that have already been purchase. It's just another way that Volvo is making their drivers more comfortable.
The ERS system
The ERS system is easy to use, and can be activated by the push of a button from a key fob or Personal Car Communicator. All four turn indicator lights will flash to confirm that the engine has started. The vehicle will then warm or cool to the temperature it was at when the car was last turned off. If drivers have a Personal Car Communicator, they will receive confirmation when the vehicle has reached the desired temperature.
Volvo has taken great care with safety considerations in the ERS system by integrating several safety shutoffs. ERS will deactivate if the lock or unlock button is pressed, a door is opened, the transmission is moved out of the park position, either the accelerator or the brake pedal is depressed, if there is less than 2.5 gallons of gas, or if the system is running more than 15 minutes.
The accessory is currently priced at $499, and is available on the 2012 and 2013 XC60, XC70, S60 T6, S60 T5, and the S80. For the S60 T5, ERS is only available on the 2013 model. Until the end of the year, Volvo is offering a special $100 rebate for drivers who would like to have ERS system installed into their current vehicle.
Drivers who are interested in learning more about the Engine Remote Start feature should contact Lovering Volvo in Concord. Lovering Volvo in Concord has earned the trust of drivers in the southern New Hampshire region by providing excellent customer service along with their sales, financing, and vehicle maintenance offerings.