- About Us
Founder, Mike Thompson has championed DIY philosophy since 1993.
Ever since getting his first car, a 1982 Mazda 626 for $800, Mike has appreciated learning hard lessons as an automotive DIY’er. It began with his childhood curiosity in how things work. As a child of the late 70’s and 80’s, he watched technology evolve by leaps and bounds. Couple that with heavy sci-fi themes in pop culture at the time and the empty pockets of a 16 year old in highschool, a hungry DIY’er was born.
Over the course of several years, his hunger for knowledge in 12 volts led him to learn all he wanted about audio before having the realization that protection was needed for his valuable equipment. So, he decided to learn about vehicle security and remote start. It turned out this would be the most challenging and confusing vehicle product category. After taking 12 hours to do his first basic keyless entry & alarm installation, he realized that it was lack of instruction and information available that made it so difficult and overwhelming…
Sharing the knowledge & love since 2003
In 2005, Mike decided to launch KICKYRIDE.COM and do everything possible to lift the veil on this product category and show all the DIY’ers out there that they can do it too. While security & remote start is one of the most complicated 12 volt categories it doesn’t have to be mysterious technology.
Today’s technology makes it easier, though sometimes more confusing, than ever before. We do everything we can to simplify the installation process for you and guide through it to get it right the first time. Security and remote start systems are only as good as their install. Professional shops have years of experience to draw from and are the right choice for many automotive enthusiasts. But, if you are eager to learn and take your time, you can draw from our experience at KICKYRIDE.COM and get professional results for a fraction of the price. Not to mention, a wealth of knowledge.
Your passion? Our passion!
Today, Mike enjoys designing all sorts of 12v accessories for vehicles, has a passion for rotary engine cars, designing and installing engine management systems, RV/Camper van electrical systems, basically anything 12 volt related just for fun. Him, and the rest of our staff look forward to working with you on your next project.
Also, we’re proud resellers of Omega R & D security & remote start products. They are some of the best quality components in the world at unbeatable values and, they’re backed by a 40+ year legacy of pioneering technologies. They also have the best warranty and support on the planet. Enjoy shopping and contact us with any questions for your vehicle.