Remote Car Starters Make Great Holiday Gifts!

Remote Car Starters Make Great Holiday Gifts!


If you want to avoid the hassle of crowded stores when doing your holiday shopping, consider buying someone on your gift list a remote car starter.

Remote car starters are a way to start a vehicle from indoors using a special key fob. The doors remain locked once the car starts. To have the car heated by the time you’re ready to drive, remember to set the temperature and put the heater button in the “on” position when you exit the car in the evening. The same procedure applies for cooling the vehicle during the warmer months of the year.

As is the case with other aftermarket automotive accessories, there are many types of remote starters from which to choose.

Before making the purchase, you’ll need to verify whether the vehicle in which your gift will be installed comes equipped with an interface module that receives the remote starter’s signal to start the engine. Most newer cars come equipped with that feature. To be absolutely certain, check with us to make sure your friend’s or relative’s vehicle (or your own) can accommodate the device. We’ll just need the year, make and model of the car to give you the right answer.

As colder temperatures become routine around here, give the gift of increased comfort, safety (Heats up oil and other engine lubricants, and distributes them to components for optimal functioning. Also melts any ice or snow on the windshield and windows, as well as on headlights.) and security. (Allows doors to remain locked, preventing a thief from stealing the car while it’s being warmed up or cooled it off, as not all insurance policies cover that type of loss.)

With systems priced as low as $159.99, fully installed, remote car starters are a practical way to maximize comfort and minimize impact of the elements year-round on body, car and bank account.

Give Thanks for Remote Starter Systems

Give Thanks for Remote Starter Systems


With November being the month of Thanksgiving, a remote starter is one of the blessings you should be able to count on Turkey Day. Now that Old Man Winter is truly on our doorstep, you have every reason to want the comforts of getting into a vehicle that’s already warm, that doesn’t have any snow or ice on its windows, and that’s easy to find in a crowded parking lot. An added incentive for investing in this vehicle upgrade is that we’re offering a promotional rate of $159.99, which includes installation, a 1-year limited warranty on labor and a manufacturer’s warranty. Installation takes only 2 to 3 hours, and all of our remote starters are upgradeable to the SmartStart app. A remote starter, along with a gift card to spend on any of our products or services that add to your enjoyment of your car, boat or RV, is a great way to warm up the season.

ANNOUNCEMENT: We’re closing our Fox Chapel location on December 21, 2018. All gift certificates can be redeemed and all of Team Nutz’s detailing, electronics and aftermarket accessory products and services, like our remote starters, will be performed or installed at our Castle Shannon store in the South Hills. It’s located at 3287 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234. Watch for our new mobile detailing and installation service coming to you soon.

Remote Starters Make Cold Weather More Brrrrrrable

Remote Starters Make Cold Weather More Brrrrrrable

tnutz-winter-10-2018When the leaves begin turning colors, one thing is certain: cold temperatures will soon follow. Make your winter more comfortable by upgrading to a remote starter for your vehicle. Whether you drive a car, truck, SUV or van, remote starters offer many advantages and are more affordable than you might think.

The benefits of using a remote starter, instead of starting your engine the old-fashioned way, include getting into a vehicle that’s already warm; melting the snow and ice off your vehicle by running the defroster before you’re ready to roll, so you can be on-time; locating your vehicle in a crowded parking lot; synchronizing your vehicle with your smartphone for easier climate control and overall operation; tracking your vehicle’s movements through GPS – particularly helpful if you’re loaning your vehicle to a family member or friend; and increasing the life of your engine, as a warm engine with viscous oil running through it offers better performance than an engine in which the cold oil is heating up while the vehicle is in motion.

To ensure your vehicle’s security, our remote starters keep your vehicle locked while the engine is running unattended.

What’s more, if you own your vehicle and are looking to sell it, a remote starter can increase resale value, especially given the extreme temperatures (cold and hot) we experience in this area throughout much of the year.

Fall is Ideal Season to Tint Your Car Windows

Fall is Ideal Season to Tint Your Car Windows

Yellow maple leaf pressed by wipers on windshield of car close up. Autumn. Shallow depth of field, focus on maple

As summer heat gives way to the cool, crisp autumn weather, conditions for tinting your car’s windows are perfect due to lower levels of humidity. That’s because dry, mild weather allows tint film to dry faster, giving you the results you deserve from a top-notch tinting job.

There are many reasons to tint car windows. Benefits include:

Decreases Exposure to Sunlight – Window film can absorb more than 60% of the sun’s heat and increase the comfort of you and your passengers. As a result, you can significantly reduce air conditioner use, extend the life of your AC system and improve gas mileage.

Reduces Fading – Automotive window film blocks at least 99% of harmful UV rays while at the same time decreasing heat levels. Because heat and UV rays are the primary causes of fading upholstery, carpet, wood trim and dashboards, your vehicle’s interior will retain its luster.

Lowers Health Risks – Over-exposure to the sun’s UV rays can damage your eyes and skin. Tinted windows can protect you and your passengers from the sun’s most harmful effects.

Cuts Hazardous Glare – During the day, glare from the sun can blind your vision when driving. The same holds true for the headlights of other vehicles on the road at night. You can significantly reduce the safety risks of those two conditions by tinting your vehicle’s side and rear windows.

Improves Safety & Security – Thicker automotive protection films offer an extra level of safety in case of an accident. Such coatings also make it more difficult for thieves to steal your belongings using a “smash-and-grab” technique.

Enhances Appearance – Tinting films are available in almost any color, including invisible or clear, to give your vehicle the look you want.

Easy to Install – Most vehicles can be tinted by a professional in just 1 or 2 hours.

Find out how we can help you drive more comfortably this fall and beyond. Special financing options available.


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Keep the Sound In …

Keep the Sound In …


As you continue to enjoy the summer sunshine, consider upgrading the sound system in your car, boat or motorcycle, and tinting your car’s windows. By offering all major brands of sound systems, including Pioneer, Sony and Kenwood, we can provide you with an outstanding HD or satellite radio that seamlessly integrates with your navigation system, as well as with iPhone and Bluetooth®.  To make sure your sound quality is always crystal-clear, we carry the speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers that our highly trained technicians can install to give you the perfect listening experience time after time.

Let us know what you need, and we’ll tell you about our special financing options and warranties.

Team Nutz is now bringing the Beale Street tradition of sound quality to your car.


… and the Rays Out!


At Team Nutz, we have the window tint options that help you ride in comfort. Our award-winning technicians can apply the best window films to help you block 99% of cancer-causing UV rays while reducing interior heat by 60%, and protecting your upholstery and dashboard from sun damage. It’s like putting sunscreen on your car! Throughout August, get 20% off window tint film installation on your vehicle. Discounts and special financing are available for a limited time.

Groove to the Sounds of Summer

Groove to the Sounds of Summer

As summer kicks into high gear, so does the enjoyment of riding in your car, truck or ATV and listening to music on a state-of-the-art stereo system. Nothing beats hearing to your favorite music on a sunny day while driving on the open road, off-road or in town. Whether you’re looking to install a new system or upgrade the one you’ve been using, we can recommend the best stereos, subwoofers, speakers and amplifiers, as well as LCD screens and GPS units that fit perfectly into your dashboard.


The brands we supply include JL Audio, Sony, DD Audio, Kenwood, Clarion, Pioneer, JVC, Sounstream, T.N. Sounds, Powerbass and Mobile Spec. Based on the features most important to you, a member of our knowledgeable team can recommend the best components, or a system that we’ll customize based on factors such as number of channels, amplifier preference, power rating, amp class and Bluetooth connectivity.

To make sure you’re protected against the unexpected, we offer extended warranties on all of the mobile electronics systems and components we sell and install.

To help you fit a car stereo system into your budget, we offer special financing for 6 and 12 months, same as cash.

During the month of July, save 10% on stereo system installation. Make an appointment or call 412.882.8346 in Castle Shannon or 412.967.0460 in Fox Chapel.

Wheel Rims & Dust Shields Make Your Vehicle More Attractive

Wheel Rims & Dust Shields Make Your Vehicle More Attractive

Just as your clothes express your style preferences or world view, our wheel rims give you a way to let the world know about your automotive style.

Whether you prefer a competition, luxury, off-road, racing, replica, sporting, touring or vintage wheel, we can outfit your vehicle with rims that make your pickup truck, luxury car, SUV, crossover or sedan unique. The wide selection of leading brands we carry includes American Racing, ATD, ATX, Helo, KMC, MHT, Lorenzo, Moto Metal, OE Creation, Ultra and Wheel Pros.




Regardless of the brand or style of rim you choose, one thing is certain: road grime and brake dust can take away the luster of your rims and mask the attractiveness that drew you to them in the first place.

So, if you invest in wheel rims, consider adding Kleen Wheels dust shields to prevent grime and dust from hiding your car’s beauty at a time of year when everyone is out-and-about.

During the month of June, save 10% on select wheel rims, or by purchasing full sets of rims and dust shields at the same time. Make an appointment or call 412.882.8346 in Castle Shannon or 412.967.0460 in Fox Chapel.

Detail Cleaning of Your Car, RV or Boat Adds Pleasure to Being Outside

Detail Cleaning of Your Car, RV or Boat Adds Pleasure to Being Outside

Car care concept, detailing and cleaning of interior back seats at luxury modern cars

Whether you own a car, RV or a boat, May’s warmer temperatures (we hope!) make this month a great time to get your vehicle or craft detail-cleaned so you can get the most out of your leisure time.

The advantages of detailing your car, RV or boat include:

  • Restoring Exterior & Interior to Original Condition
  • Extending Operating Life
  • Increasing Your Enjoyment
  • Retaining Resale Value

If you’re leasing a car or RV, detailing can help you reduce or eliminate lease-return penalties resulting from not maintaining the vehicle sufficiently.

If you’re a boat owner, detailing can help you find small problems with the hull so you can fix them before they get bigger and more expensive to remedy.

Common misunderstandings about detailing are that it’s washing & waxing (cars & RVs) or cleaning & rinsing (boats) that you could do just as well yourself, and that it’s unaffordable.

At Team Nutz, we offer options to fit every budget, and the quality of our work will make you glad you chose us.

As a result of your smart decision, you’ll have more time to enjoy scenic roads, rivers and lakes in a car, RV or boat that looks and feels good-as-new.  

During the month of May, get 10% off all detailing packages.  Make an appointment or call 412.882.8346 in Castle Shannon or 412.967.0460 in Fox Chapel.

What Do Wheel Rims & Car, RV and Boat Detailing Have in Common? Team Nutz.

What Do Wheel Rims & Car, RV and Boat Detailing Have in Common? Team Nutz.

rimsAs winter turns to spring, now is an ideal time to consider upgrading your car’s wheel rims. Our custom wheels are made by many of the leading manufacturers, including American Racing, ATX, Helo, KMC, Lorenzo, MHT, Ruff Racing, Wheel Pros and XD.  Whether you prefer a custom or off-the-shelf style, Team Nutz will work with you to make sure you get exactly what you want – not only for your car but also your motorcycle! What’s more, we have a wide selection of quality tires to help you get a smoother ride while showing off those new rims. You’ll realize the most savings by going with one of our many competitively priced rim & tire packages. Plus Team Nutz offers great financing options. New rims deserve a clean car. Now’s the time for Team Nutz to a spring deep-clean on your car – learn more about our car detailing packages.

If you’re a boater, increase your enjoyment of cruising the three rivers, or any of the other exceptional waterways throughout the region, by taking advantage of Team Nutz boat detailing packages. Whether you want a bottom cleaning that uses the most modern pressure-washing methods, a wash & buff treatment that’s customized to the age of your boat, wet sanding for older boats that have needed maintenance for a while, or an interior cleaning that uses our special AQUA-FOG odor elimination treatment, we’ll help you protect your investment and enjoy it more than ever. By taking advantage of our boat detailing services, your watercraft will look good-as-new and be in excellent condition for great times with family and friends on those sun-drenched afternoons. Team Nutz does a great job clearing the cobwebs and putting a shine on your RV, too.

During April get 10% off all detailing packages for cars, boats and RVs.  Contact us now for an appointment, or you can call 412.882.8346 in Castle Shannon or 412.967.0460 in Fox Chapel.