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  • 4th of July Hours10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Regular Hours
  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    (Open the Last Sunday of the Month Only)
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  • 4th of July HoursClosed
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  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • 4th of July HoursClosed
Regular Hours
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed

BMW Remote Start Quick Guide

My BMW App with Remote Engine Start


If you’re not familiar with BMW remote start, learning its function is pretty easy actually. Basically, using your BMW key fob, or even the BMW remote start app, you can start the engine of your BMW remote start enabled vehicle from inside your home, office, or while walking back out of a local grocery store – the convenience speaks for itself! Keep reading to learn more about the BMW remote start system, as well as how to remote start BMW vehicles. Be sure to reach out to us if you have any questions, we’re here to help!

How Does BMW Remote Start Work?

A remote start system for any vehicle essentially consists of two main components, the vehicle-installed remote start module, and the remote start key-fob. When you press the button on the key fob or the BMW remote start app, a signal is sent to the remote start module, which is wired to components like your vehicle’s starter, ignition lock, and park sensor, enabling the motor to start without the key present in the vehicle.

How Do I Know If My BMW Has Remote Start?

If you bought your BMW used, or possibly worked with a less-than-informative sales-person, you may not be aware of the remote start function on your modern BMW. The quickest way to tell if your BMW has remote start is by looking at the key fob that came with the vehicle. Is there a remote start button on the fob? If so, it’s likely your vehicle has this awesome feature! You can also check the menu in your infotainment center, which we’ll cover in the next section. Looking to buy a new BMW with remote start? Explore our research tab for help picking your model, and then visit out research hub!

How to Enable BMW Remote Start | How to Remote Start BMW

Using the BMW iDrive infotainment center screen at the middle of your BMW dashboard, you will be able to follow the listed instructions below to enable BMW remote start, so long as your BMW has it equipped!

  1. Go to ‘Car’.
  2. Then enter ‘Settings’.
  3. Choose ‘Climate Comfort’.
  4. Then select ‘Preconditioning / ventilation’.
  5. And lastly the ‘Remote engine start’ option will pop up for activation.

BMW Remote Start App Control | How to Remote Start BMW

Did you know you can remote start your BMW, change heat and cooling options, and do even more with the BMW App on your smartphone? Now, starting your vehicle with the BMW remote start app ability is as seamless and easy as checking your social media feeds!

Ask About Adding Remote Start at United BMW

Now that you know a bit more about the BMW remote start system, it might be an enticing option to enhance your Marietta drive routines. The good news is that if your BMW didn’t come with remote start, it can still be added! You can find an OEM BMW remote start kit available today at the United BMW parts center. Schedule a service appointment online to get started!

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