Most Mazda vehicles are powered by the SKYACTIV engine block, which could be remotely managed on a smartphone. Here's a detailed overview of the latest mobile technologies that allow you to start this signature powertrain remotely.

How To Remotely Start a Mazda Engine

The Mazda Connect infotainment system is installed in the latest Mazda vehicles. This patented multimedia console is available with a touch screen that measures 10.25 inches wide. You can easily sync your mobile device with the signature infotainment platform. For instance, wireless connections are made between an Android smartphone and the Android Auto interface. If you want hands-free access to your iPhone during a drive, take advantage of the Apple CarPlay option. Of course, the traditional Bluetooth technology supports other hands-free connections with compatible mobile phones.

Mazda Remote Start  

When you're not behind the steering wheel of a Mazda car, you could still access the Mazda Connect platform on a smartphone. You must download the exclusive MyMazda mobile application to gain remote access to the infotainment system. After activating a valid MyMazda account, you need to sign up to the Connected Services. As expected, Mazda's signature app is listed on the Apple Store and Google Play Store. You must manually enroll your compatible Mazda model into the Connected Services. After successful enrollment, you can sync the vehicle's engine block with the mobile app. First, the engine must operate for at least 30 seconds while accessing the appropriate interface on the mobile app. An authorization code that's delivered by text message will finalize the syncing process.

The MyMazda Connected Services app comes with a user-friendly home screen that includes shortcuts to common remote commands. The Remote Engine Start function will keep the engine running for up to 15 seconds. If you don't enter the vehicle within that time frame, the powertrain will shut off. Designed as a security precaution, the engine will also stop operating when a door is unlocked. You can adjust the settings for the automatic climate control system in your Mazda vehicle from the comfort of home.

Additionally, the MyMazda Connected Services suite can be used to turn your car's lights on and off. Locking and unlocking your car's doors are some other capabilities from the exclusive mobile app. A digital version of an owner's manual is directly accessible from the MyMazda interface. Therefore, you could quickly find solutions to common issues with the car's SKYACTIV engine or Mazda Connect infotainment system.

As a certified Mazda dealer, we offer official information on the Mazda Connect technology that includes several remote features.