MyCar Controls is a telematics system by Automobility Distribution Inc that connects your vehicle's remote starter to your smartphone. MyCar Controls can also provide your vehicle's location and alerts related to your vehicle.
You can use your smartphone to pre-warm your car’s cabin in the winter, pre-cool it in the summer, lock and unlock your doors, arm and disarm your vehicle’s security system, open your trunk, and even find your car in a parking lot, all using your smartphone.
We strongly recommend that all of our customers have their MyCar Controls system professionally installed by an authorized retailer and installer. You can find an authorized store near you today using our Store Locator.
The MyCar Controls smartphone app is available today in the iOS App Store and Google Play store. It is compatible with all iOS and Android devices, including today's high-resolution devices.
Yes, using the same login, you can control your MyCar Controls vehicles from multiple smartphones or tablets.
In short, yes. MyCar Controls is compatible with all vehicles, which includes luxury makes, hybrids, manual-transmissions, and diesel vehicles. Some of these vehicles have special requirements when adding a remote start system (e.g. bypass modules, additional sensors.).
Please contact your local authorized MyCar Controls retailer to find exactly how you can install a MyCar Controls system onto your vehicle.
MyCar Controls was founded in 2016 in Montreal, Canada, by AutoMobility, where remote starters are a requisite to any person's sanity during the cold winter months. We specialize in the development, distribution, and support of our industry's top brands in remote start, security, and telematics since 1991.
Anywhere in North America, you will need the 4G LTE device model.
MyCar Controls devices come with a 1-Year Warranty that protects customers from defects and malfunctioning hardware.
Every MyCar Controls device comes with a 16-Digit Serial Number that identifies the module on carrier's network. A Serial Number can only be associated with one e-mail at any given time. Thus, a MyCar Controls device cannot be controlled by multiple accounts/e-mails.
The MyCar Controls device functions very similarly to a smartphone in that it is constantly transmitting cellular data to and from your vehicle. Thus, in order to keep your MyCar Controls device actively connected to the cellular network, a MyCar Controls plan is required. Learn more about our plans.
In order to delete your MyCar Controls account and the personal information associated with it all you need to do is remove all of the vehicles from the account. When the last vehicle is removed, the account will be deleted from our system. Please consult your certified reseller for more details.
Yes, to transfer a MyCar Controls device/vehicle from your account, log into your account, go in "My Garage” and choose the vehicle to be transferred. At top right, click the "Configuration Gear” and click on the "Transfer to new owner” link. Enter the new owner’s email and click done.
MyCar Controls is a clever solution that combines the functionality of your vehicle’s keyfob with your cellphone. Now you can control your vehicle’s locks, security system, remote start system, trunk release and Auxiliaries with your cellphone. Anyone who’s used a remote car starter before knows that range is critically important to maximizing the value of your remote starter – and range doesn’t get any better than with a MyCar Controls. If your phone has sufficient signal and your vehicle also has sufficient signal……YOU’RE ALL SET!
Let’s face it; your vehicle can be pretty uncomfortable in extreme weather. In fact, getting into a frozen or overheated vehicle can be downright painful. With remote start, you can start your car from the comfort of your home to make sure it is the right temperature before you get inside. The MyCar Controls telematics system provides virtually unlimited range so you can rest assured your remote start system is activated no matter how far away you are from your vehicle.
If you already have a compatible remote starter system in your vehicle, you can add the MyCar Controls unit. For compatible models please visit www.mycarcontrols.com/#compatibility. For those that may not have an existing remote starter in their vehicle you can purchase a combination package that comes with both MyCar Controls AND a remote starter. Please consult your nearest retailer for more details. To find the nearest retailer please visit www.mycarcontrols.com/find-a-dealer.
- A complete Remote starter system, or, if you already have a compatible remote start system, you need the add-on a MyCar Controls device.
- A compatible smartphone (not included with the MyCar Controls system).
- MyCar Controls application for your smartphone.
No. You can continue to use your existing cellular service.
With MyCar Controls, there is no such thing as "too far away." MyCar Controls works over a cellular network or over Wi-Fi, giving you virtually unlimited range anywhere in the North America. As long as your vehicle is in range of a cellular signal and your phone has a 4G or Wi-Fi signal, MyCar Controls will work.
Your MyCar Controls is an "always-on” connected device that communicates over a cellular network. Just like a cellphone, your MyCar Controls requires a service plan from a cellular provider to communicate over the network.
Your annual service plan was designed to cover all the activity that a customer would use under any reasonable circumstances. Like all other "unlimited” services such as cell phone data plans, we do have a limit on the number of uses per month that we can enforce on a case by case basis in the event that a device is malfunctioning or a subscriber is clearly abusing the service (e.g. commercial purposes). In the unlikely event that you approach the usage limits of your service plan, you’ll receive a notice with an option to opt up to a higher usage plan for an additional fee.
- Step 1
- Your installer activates the MyCar Controls device: Immediately after installing the device in the vehicle, your installer will activate the device using a specific device serial number.
- Step 2
You set up your account and activate your MyCar Controls smartphone app: Once your MyCar Controls device is installed, you can create your account.
- From your smartphone, launch the MyCar Controls App.
- Click on "Create New Account" and enter your Email, First name, Last name and cellphone number and then click "Create your Account".
- You will receive an email that contains your MyCar Controls username and a clickable link to securely create your account password. Click on the link in the email.
- Create your secure password (enter it twice).
- Go back to the App and enter your Login (email) and newly created password and click the "Login" button to access your vehicles.
- To Add a new vehicle/My Car Controls device, Click on the (+) at the bottom right of screen and enter the registration code that your installer has given you with the user instructions.
MyCar Controls is available only through authorized retailers that offer professional installation. Professional installation is required.
Remote start means being able to start your vehicle from a distance using a remote control, or in the case of MyCar, your smartphone. This allows you to have the vehicle warmed up in cold weather or cooled down in hot weather, before you get in to drive it. This may seem like a luxury but in extreme climates it is virtually a necessity as well as a safety factor.
The remote starter systems keeps the vehicle locked securely while it is remote started, and it still requires a key to actually drive the car. If anyone gets in the car and tries to drive it without the key, the car just shuts off.
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Not at this time.
Currently we offer the Vehicle Locator feature: Instant locate to find your vehicles current location.