Car Audio & Stereo Installation in NW San Antonio, TX
Your vehicle’s entertainment system is crucial if you want to enjoy driving in your car. Whether you’re commuting to work or headed on a long road trip, having an entertainment system that can help you pass the time is an excellent investment for your vehicle.
While many new vehicles have modern audio systems, older models often have outdated entertainment platforms. Don’t worry though, just because your car is a few years old, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a modern entertainment system. It’s time to upgrade your vehicle’s entertainment options!
Popular Features for Car Audio Systems
There are several ways to go about updating your stock audio system. Which options are best for your car will depend on your personal preferences and existing setup. Some popular options include:
While almost all vehicles come fitted with speaker systems, it’s rare to find a stock top-of-the-line system even in newer vehicles. There are many premium after-market speaker systems available for purchase that offer far superior sound.
Our clients often also choose to upgrade their amplifiers and subwoofers along with their speakers. A quality amplifier can reduce the distortion your audio system emits when you crank up the volume. While Subwoofers add additional base giving your car’s speaker system a ‘fuller’ audio emission, both are a great addition if you enjoy base-heavy music in your vehicle.
Mobile Phone Capabilities
If you want to truly get the most out of your vehicle’s audio system, it’s essential to include mobile phone capabilities. The majority of modern consumers use their mobile phones to listen to music, podcasts, radio stations, and more.
If you’re currently operating your audio system using a traditional phone input, or simply radio and CDs, you’re not getting the most out of your vehicle’s audio system. There are plenty of ways you can upgrade your current system to include better mobile capabilities.
Bluetooth capabilities allow your smartphone to connect directly to your internal audio system. You can use Bluetooth to listen to music, radio, and speak on the phone hand-free. Not only is this a more advanced option than traditional music inputs, but it also increases the safety of making phone calls while you drive.
Bluetooth capabilities even allow you to control the phone’s internal systems via the dashboard on your vehicle. It can enable your passengers or yourself to navigate your music collection or phone directory without having to pick up your device.
Music streaming is made much easier when you add Bluetooth technology to your vehicle. While most modern vehicles come equipped with this form of connectivity, older vehicles rarely have Bluetooth built-in.
If you aren’t sure whether your car already has Bluetooth connectivity, we’d be happy to evaluate your current system for you—and can even offer a free no-obligation quote on upgrades you might want to consider.
A crossover works to break the frequencies of your music into different streams processed by different aspects of your sound system. For example, your sub-woofer handles low frequencies best. A stock system will have some form of crossover built in, but if you opt to install a more advanced system, you’ll want to upgrade your crossover as well to get the most out of your system.
There is a wide range of crossover systems available for installation— but the process can be quite tricky. It’s best to enlist the help of a specialist when installing any type of audio equipment in your vehicle. Small mistakes can cause major electrical issues.
If you want to add easy access to power in your vehicle, you can install a power inverter that will provide you with traditional power outlets. This can help you quickly charge various audio devices and gadgets – it’s perfect for long road trips.
It’s hard to imagine finding a new destination without the help of some form of GPS. While most smartphones have GPS systems built-in, it can be hard to use a handheld navigation system when you’re driving.
Fortunately, it’s more affordable than ever to install a GPS navigation system in your vehicle. You can input addresses and view the system from your central dashboard. Most modern GPS systems can also direct you to your location via your internal audio system – in many cases, you don’t even need to look at the screen.
If you want to navigate safely to your next destination, installing a modern GPS navigation system is one of your best options!
Android Auto is a Google product that helps you integrate your Android device with your vehicle’s internal media dashboard. It provides a mirrored replication of your Android device’s control features.
It’s a great way to improve the functionality of your in-car stereo and entertainment system. Instead of dealing with a rigid, plain interface, you can use Android’s state-of-the-art entertainment platform to control your internal sound and video systems.
Best of all Android Auto provides you with additional access to Android apps. This can provide a whole new range of benefits for drivers and passengers. If you need help installing Android Auto or related hardware devices, our team has the expertise to help you out!
Apple Car Play (CarPlay)
Apple CarPlay is a system similar to Android Auto. It allows iPhone 5 users (or later versions) to integrate their Apple interface to the central entertainment system in their vehicle. It’s a great way to improve the current interface on your entertainment system.
If you have an iPhone, installing Apple CarPlay can help you get the most out of your phone’s streaming capabilities. You can also use Apple Apps directly through the user interface. It’s an easy way to upgrade your current platform.
We can help you install Apple CarPlay and find an entertainment system that’s compatible with the upgrade.
Premium Installation Services
If you’re looking for premium installation services in the NW San Antonio region, our team can help you choose and install a new setup. Whether you’re looking to install entertainment systems, double din receivers, or speakers for music, we can help you upgrade your vehicle.
It’s essential to safely and securely install electronic equipment if you want to ensure its proper functionality.