How to Use Chevy Remote Start

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Chevy Remote Start is an invaluable feature that can help you save time and feel more comfortable when you step into the cabin—and learning how to use Chevy remote start is quick and easy! We want Noblesville and Westfield drivers like you to make the most of every technology that their vehicles have to offer, so we’ve put together a simple, straightforward guide with all the information you need to know.


As long as your vehicle is properly equipped, you’ll be able to access Chevy Remote Start in two different ways: using your key fob, or using the MyChevrolet app on your smartphone. Penske Chevrolet covers both methods in detail, below.

How to Use Chevy Remote Start with Your Key Fob

If you are within 200 feet of your vehicle, you can use your Chevy key fob to start your engine:

  1. Press the lock button on your key fob to secure the vehicle.
  2. Immediately after pressing the lock, press and hold the remote start button for at least four seconds. (This button looks like a circular arrow.)
  3. If successful, your vehicle’s lights will flash and the engine will start to run.

If you don’t enter the vehicle within 15 minutes, your engine will turn off automatically to conserve fuel and limit waste.

How to Use Your Chevy App’s Remote Start Feature

Using the MyChevrolet App is just as easy, and in properly equipped models, it may even enable you to start the vehicle at distances greater than 200 feet. Here’s how to use the MyChevrolet app’s remote start feature:

  1. Download the MyChevrolet App and create your account by registering your vehicle, if you haven’t done so already.
  2. Open the app and press the Key Fob button.
  3. This will take you to the Remote Key Fob portal. The features listed here will vary depending on how your model is equipped, but common capabilities include locking/unlocking, remote start, and remote horn/light activation.
  4. Where available, press the Engine Start button and enter your PIN! (The button looks like a circular arrow.)
  5. Your lights will flash and your engine will spring to life—you’re now ready to get to work in Indianapolis!

Which Vehicles Offer Chevy Remote Start?

Almost all Chevrolet vehicles offer Remote Engine Start in at least some of their trim levels, or via optional features or accessories—and this has been true for years, so you can probably access remote start capabilities even if you’re planning to buy used.

If you’re looking for a vehicle with remote start capabilities, you can start by checking out our new vehicle inventory or take advantage of our vehicle finder service! Just tell us what you’re looking for and let us go to work!

Take Advantage of Chevy Remote Start Today

Chevy Remote Start makes it easy to beat the heat or warm up your vehicle on Carmel’s coldest mornings! If you have any trouble downloading or using the MyChevrolet app, don’t hesitate to contact us at your convenience. We’re here to help, and you can even browse through more of our owner’s tips and tricks online.



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