A new car stereo can be an affordable upgrade to change the whole look and feel of your car. Whether you’re replacing a broken factory head unit, or adding Carplay or Android Auto, we can help you find the best solution.
Single Din (Din) VS Double Din (DDin)
Most vehicle dashboards are able to accommodate either single (about 2.5″ x 7″) or double (about 4″ x 7″) stereos.
Single din stereos do not usually provide a screen (there are some exceptions, such as the JVC) but do have all the basic functions of modern car stereos. They all include AM/FM reception, Bluetooth capabilities for wireless audio streaming and hands free calling, and clock/date display. Often if you’re looking for the most basic replacement for your original factory radio, a single din will be what you’re looking for. Prices range from $119- $309 for the radio, $89 for installation, and parts vary widely among vehicles.
DDin stereos can be either touchscreen or non-touch. All of the basic functions of car stereos (bluetooth, AM/FM) are included, but many can also include features such as Carplay/ Android Auto, and allow for add-ons such as Sirius XM, backup cameras, or Maestro RR interfacing.
Feel free to contact us to find the right fit for your vehicle and needs.
Carplay/ Android Auto VS GPS Navigation
Knowing the key differences between GPS Navigation and Carplay/ Android Auto Navigation can make decisions about stereos easier, and possibly save you money.
Car Stereos with built-in GPS navigation use satellite data to pinpoint your location and provide directions. This is especially useful to have if you spend a bit of time out of cell service range. Navigation is nearly always available even in remote locations.
For a less expensive option, Carplay and Android Auto can run the maps from your phone to the head unit. This works in any area with cell service. In most cases, if you load the map from your phone at the start of your trip, it will continue to provide directions through the route regardless of service.
Carplay/ Android Auto also offer other benefits such as hands-free calling and texting, and your music, audio book, and podcast apps available right on your stereo screen.
Custom Dash Kits
Have you been told that a new radio is not possible in your vehicle?
In many cases, it CAN be done! Technology is changing quickly, and new solutions become available all the time.
Sometimes, however, custom fabrication is the only way to go. Custom fabrication is typically more time and labor intensive, thus more expensive. If you’re interested, we love doing custom work and will happily give you a quote.
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