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Shopping on the internet is a great convenience. However, it leaves much to be desired when an upgrade to your automobile is your goal. Buying audio upgrades requires a listening experience. If you want a better sound experience, listening to what we have to offer will take the guesswork out of your decision.
Our professionals will provide you with a full demonstration that will let you hear, feel and see what we have to offer.
An in-store demonstration allows us to show you who we are and what we can do to exceed your expectations.
Take some time out of your busy day and let us show you the best way to upgrade and enhance your driving experience. You will we glad you did!
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Audio Upgrade Options:
If you’ve ever seen a TV commercial for a high-tech new car in which the audio system has been custom designed by experts to provide a listening experience that rivals the best home audio systems and wished you could have one, we’ve got news for you. You can and you don’t have to buy an expensive new car! Your local In Car Expert can design, install and calibrate a new custom audio system that sounds even better than the one in the commercial.
If you’re considering the purchase of an audio upgrade for your car, it may be helpful to ask yourself a few questions and write down the answers so your local expert can help you make the right choices:
1. Are you looking for the ability to play music from a device or in a format that your current system doesn’t support? If you answered “yes” then you may need a new radio or an adapter to connect your favorite media player or your phone to your existing system. Some details about that are included in a subsequent section. If not, then you may not need to replace the radio (head unit). For more information about adding media playback options, look in the subsequent sections; “Satellite Radio”, “HD Radio” and “Connecting Your Phone”.
2. Are you looking for an improvement in clarity, the ability to play the system louder without ugly sounding distortion, or are you looking for more bass? If you answer yes to any or all of these, you may benefit from new speakers, an amplifier or two, a better subwoofer and a signal processor.
Be sure to take your notes and some of your favorite music when you visit one of our experts. That will help them design and configure a system that exceeds your expectations. To help you, we’ve included some explanations of the various components from which you’ll choose.
Also referred to as “the radio”, this is the unit mounted in the dashboard that controls many of the functions of the audio system. While it is an important piece of equipment, it isn’t the primary contributor to the sound of the system. The head unit provides the ability to play back all sorts of media types and can provide options to connect with your phone or another portable media player. If you listen to music stored on or streamed to a portable device but your factory radio doesn’t provide an opportunity to conveniently connect that device to the system in your car, you may want to consider a new head unit. See more information in “Connecting Your Phone” and in “Factory Integration”
Ultimately, these are what you hear when you listen to your system. Good speakers should be able to handle enough power to play at the level you require without distortion. The speakers in the front of the car are the most important because those are mostly what you hear. The rear speakers provide sound for rear seat passengers and help to create a more realistic experience for front seat passengers. While the front and rear speakers can reproduce some bass, they aren’t designed to reproduce really low notes at high output levels. For those, you’ll need a subwoofer.
This is a speaker designed to produce the lowest notes in the recording. A great sounding subwoofer adds interest and the visceral impact you hear at a concert, or in a club. A subwoofer usually needs to be enclosed in a box of some kind. Your expert can custom build an enclosure that matches your car and leaves plenty of room for cargo.
Amplifiers are designed to provide the power necessary for your system to play more loudly than a system that’s powered by the small amplifier in the radio (head unit). While you may think, “I don’t need concert levels in my car”, having a little more power than you think you need is important because it prevents distortion that sounds bad. It’s always better to have a little more power than you think you need than a little less.
A signal processor can be the most beneficial of all audio upgrades because it allows your local expert to compensate for the acoustic properties of your car’s interior, just like the designers of those factory systems that are fine-tuned before the car is built. Signal processors often include powerful equalizers, crossovers and other features that can make your car sound like a much more expensive home audio system. If you’re thinking about keeping the factory radio (head unit) a signal processor may be necessary to connect the aftermarket gear to the radio and to provide the tuning tools necessary for a high performance system. See “Factory Integration” for more information.
Parking Sensors, Backup Cameras, 360 Degree Cameras and Dash Cams
If you drive a big car or an SUV, it can be difficult to see what’s going on behind you when you’re backing up or what’s ahead at ground level when you’re parking. Many of the car makers have added parking sensors, backup cameras and 360 degree cameras to help. Additionally, thousands of kids are the victims of “backovers” every year. The problem is so serious that the HNTSA is now requiring every new car to include a back up camera system by 2018.
You don’t have to wait or buy a new car to get this technology, though. Backup cameras are now available from your local expert. Of course, just a camera isn’t useful unless there’s a screen in your car that can be used to display the camera’s view. If your head unit includes a video screen, there may be a video input designed to accept the input from a backup camera. If you are using a factory head unit with a screen, there may be an adapter available that adds that video input. If not, an additional screen can be installed. There are even replacement rear view mirrors that include a video screen that can display the camera view.
A 360-degree camera system includes an on screen view of the back, both sides and the front of the vehicle. This can be very helpful when you’re parking or checking your blind spot before changing lanes. Additionally, there are systems that can sense an impact to the vehicle and record video around the car just like a video surveillance system for your house. In addition to offering convenience while you drive, these camera systems also provide increased safety for those in and around your car while you’re backing up and provide additional security while your vehicle is parked.
If you don’t need all that security, but you would find some help with parking, there’s a parking sensor solution that doesn’t require a video screen. A parking sensor system will alert you as your car approaches an obstacle either in front or behind while you’re parking. The systems use indicator lights and warning tones that increase in intensity as your proximity to obstacles is reduced. This can be very helpful in preventing the front of your car from being damaged by curbs and parking barriers. They also help to prevent backovers, because the sensors will also detect people and animals.
Portable dash cameras are designed to hang from the windshield or to be attached to the top of the dashboard. They begin recording when you start your car and stop recording when you turn off the ignition. They are designed to record everything that happens in front of your car while you drive. The video is stored on a built-in or removable storage device and the recording is a loop. After the memory is full, the device begins writing over the oldest saved video. Dash cams can be useful in helping you remember what happened in a crash or a near miss. They also provide proof that can help you file an insurance claim if the incident is recorded on video.
Your local expert can help you find the right system to be integrated into your existing system or into an upgraded system no matter how old your car is.
Adding a back up camera to your current in-dash monitor allows you to see what is behind you.
Rear view mirror
Replace your factory rear view mirror with models which have monitors built-in.
Protect your children
Reduce the chances of child back over due to the “Bye Bye” effect.
Seeing the car, post, pole, bike or any other object helps reduces the chances of rear vehicle damage.
With IR night vision, now you can even see what is behind you in the dark.
Connecting Your Phone:
Because so much additional content is available through streaming data from the internet and because you may need to make and receive calls using your phone while you drive, getting the right connection between your phone and the system in your car is important. There are several considerations when choosing a connection scheme: convenience, the ability to control phone apps from the touchscreen of the head unit and sound quality. There are two basic ways to connect; wireless and wired.
For many people, the primary use of the phone while driving is for making and receiving phone calls. A Bluetooth connection makes that easy using the speakers in the car and a separate microphone. In a Bluetooth connection, the phone is paired with the car’s head unit over a wireless connection. Every subsequent time you enter the car, the phone and the head unit pair automatically. With Bluetooth, you will be alerted to an incoming call over the car’s speakers and you can answer, talk and hang up without having to hold the phone. Many factory-installed head units now include Bluetooth. If your car doesn’t include this feature, it can be added by replacing the radio or by adding a Bluetooth adapter designed specifically for connection to your existing head unit. That adapter isn’t available for every head unit. Ask your local expert.
Bluetooth is available in aftermarket head units in nearly every price range. Many of the newer head units also include streaming of an audio signal from the phone to the head unit over Bluetooth when you aren’t using the phone to make or receive a call. You’ll also be able to control the track up and track down buttons to select the music to which you want to listen.
If you are mostly interested in streaming audio from your phone to your audio system over Bluetooth and don’t want to replace your head unit, consider a signal processor with a Bluetooth module if you are upgrading the rest of the audio system.
Finally, some newer aftermarket head units now offer onboard WiFi for connection to a WiFi hotspot (while parked at home) or one that you create in the car through your smartphone or a mobile hotspot. With this connection, you can access many media streaming services and internet sites and apps directly from the head unit.
A wireless connection between your phone and your car audio system has benefits and drawbacks when compared to a wired connection. A few of the drawbacks are that your phone won’t be charged while you drive and the connection quality between the phone and your car audio system may be of lower quality than you find acceptable. Finally, there are some features of the phone that you won’t be able to access over a wireless connection. Convenience is the major benefit of a wireless connection. You won’t have to remove our phone from your pocket, purse or briefcase in order to use some of the phone features while you drive. If you’re interested in basic features like making and receiving calls and streaming audio from your phone, a wireless connection may be right for you.
A wired connection is just what it sounds like—you’ll use a wire to connect the phone to the car’s system. If you just want to listen to audio files that are stored in your phone or streamed to your phone, the simplest connection is a basic audio connection using a 3.5mm cable that connects between the headphone output of your phone and the AUX input of the car’s system. This simple connection provides the best sound quality. In addition to the simple audio connection, you may also want to plug the phone into a power port using a cigarette lighter power adapter. This connection scheme is convenient, but it offers no ability to control the phone’s apps from the radio and doesn’t provide a safe way to make and receive phone calls “handsfree”, which is required in many states. It does, however, provide the best sound quality for listening to audio store in or streamed to the phone.
Another wired connection involves plugging the USB or Apple lightning connector directly into a head unit designed to provide this compatibility via USB. With this connection, the head unit will offer some set of controls over some apps on the phone as well as a high quality connection for music. This connection will also keep the phone charged while you drive. One such connection and control scheme is called Mirrorlink. Mirrorlink simply duplicates the display of your phone on the car’s head unit display screen. The apps still run on the phone, but you’re able to control them with the head unit’s touchscreen. With Mirrorlink, you can use your phone for navigation, to make and receive phone calls and to play media files. Other apps can be used too. You can check out Mirrorlink in more detail here:
If you are an Apple or Android phone enthusiast, you may want to consider a new head unit that includes Apple’s CarPlay or Android Auto. Head units with these functions extend many of your favorite apps to the head unit, offering the ability to use the apps in a more convenient and appropriate way while you drive. You can explore the available features and compatible devices here:
If all of this sounds complicated, that’s because it is. There are many options to consider and the most appropriate one depends on how you use your phone, the car in which you use it, the complexity of the audio system that’s already installed and your experience in using this kind of technology outside the car. Your local in car expert will be able to help you. Before you go for a consultation, make a list of the apps you use, the apps you want to use while you drive and the media content you want to be able to access in the car. All of this information will help your local expert choose the right system for you.
Wireless connection for both cell phone and audio devices
Have cell phone conversation safely and with ease
Listen to music from a cell phone or portable device
Easily integrated to factory or aftermarket radios
Security Alarm Systems and Remote Starters
If you’re concerned about the security of your vehicle, you may want to consider adding a remote controlled alarm system for an added measure of protection. Many alar systems also offer convenience features that aren’t offered in alarm systems included from the car maker.
A basic security system includes a remote control or a smart phone app, which you can use to turn on and off the security system from outside the car and also includes sensors to indicate if a door, the hood or the trunk has been opened while you’ve been away. Additional sensors can detect attempts to break the glass or to move the car. If any of these events are detected, the alarm system will sound a loud siren to call attention to the break-in attempt and will render the vehicle inoperable while the siren is sounding. Some systems include 2-way communication to alert you to the attempt through the remote control or smartphone app.
In the even that your car is stolen, an alarm system working in conjunction with a GPS tracking system can help the police locate and retrieve the car. Your insurance company may give you a break on your premiums if one of these devices is installed in your car.
In addition to enhanced security, alarm systems offer several useful convenience features. Remote door and trunk unlocking are common convenience features. A remote starter will allow you to start the car so the air conditioner or heater can cool or heat the interior before you arrive. When the car is started remotely, the security system is still active, so even though the car is running, security isn’t compromised. These features can be activated using a remote control or even a smartphone app.
If your car includes a security system installed at the factory, you may be able to add features like remote start to the factory alarm system. Many new security systems are designed to integrate with the factory alarm system to provide additional sensors for enhanced security and additional convenience features, too.
Your local expert can recommend the right system for you.
Electronic shock protection alerts upon impact such as glass breakage.
Be notified of vehicle disturbances instantly in your home or office.
Keep unwanted bodies out of your open air vehicle.
Pinpoint your vehicle's (or teenagers) location at all times.
Enjoy the convenience and safety of unlocking your doors and trunk remotely.
Get a head start on the extreme weather from the comfort of your home.
Remote Vehicle Operation
Control vehicle functions such as door lock/unlock or engine starting by phone or internet.