Getting a new car audio system installed by your auto body specialist will be a great way to jazz up your vehicle and enjoy your rides more. Here are some features you definitely want in a car audio system.
It Accepts Your Media
There are plenty of different types of media adapters in vehicles. For many, bluetooth capability is key. Newer vehicles may have this built into their car audio system. For older vehicles, you may be able to get a bluetooth receiver that hooks into a car's cigarette lighter and operates through the radio.
Auxiliary cables are great for hooking phones into your audio system directly. And, if you are stuck with an older mp3 player, these are probably the adapters to look for in your audio system.
Don't be fooled with thinking CD players are outdated in your vehicle. What happens when you go on a long road trip and your phone or mp3 player is out of juice? Or, what happens when you go out of range of your cell phone carrier, meaning you're unable to stream music? What happens when you have too many apps going at once on your phone and the GPS system is taxed by the music player? In any of these cases, the answer could be to simply play your audio through the CD player instead of over your device.
It Has Surround Features
If you're going to upgrade your speakers or other parts of your car's audio system, one feature to look for is a robust surround-sound speaker system. Some vehicles allow you to customize where music is coming from. Is it concentrated towards the front of the vehicle or the back? Having sound coming from multiple angles is the way you get a more three-dimensional effect.
It Includes Good Speakers
Are you planning on using your speaker system to accept calls while driving? You had better make sure it has a great speaker system. While many cars can accept the audio from an incoming call, they may not have a strong microphone that allows you to professionally complete your phone calls.
It Is Discrete
Sometimes, it's great to be flashy. But with a high quality stereo system in your vehicle, you probably don't want to let thieves know you have something valuable that's waiting to be stolen. So, also look for something more discrete and smaller in your search, such as a single-DIN speaker system.