When it comes to buying or upgrading the audio system in your car, there are a few things you should be aware of and keep in mind. This article lets you in on some of the things that Cartronix has learned over the years. Nowadays, there are so many options for different stores and online shops you can buy from, but using them is not always a good idea. Our goal is to help you make the best decisions when buying car audio so you’ll have a quality system that you’ll be able to enjoy for years.
The first step when considering to buy or upgrade an car audio system is to seek out a trained specialist. Years ago, it may have worked out to have an untrained friend install new speakers in your car. Now you may want to rethink that. If your car is less than 10 years old, it has an electrical system called a CAN-BUS system. This allows the computer in your vehicle to know what is happening inside it. Installing sound equipment in a car with a CAN-BUS system is much more strategic and exact. One small mistake can cause the whole system to shut down, giving you thousands of dollars in repairs. Don’t take the risk – have a trained specialist do the work for you.
Buying from someone you trust is also a big deal. Ask around and find a shop that your friends and family recommend. Visit the store and talk with an employee to see what kind of service they give you and how they answer your questions. Is their shop clean and well-kept? How long have they been in business? How much training have their installers received? Remember, experience is priceless when it comes to having someone play with the electrical system in your vehicle. You may even ask if you can see their installation room to decide if it’s somewhere you feel safe leaving your car.
Purchasing And Installation
Another really important tip is to buy from the same shop that you want to install the products. This will give you security and will most likely save you money as well. If you do buy from one shop and have another do the installation, things may start to get complicated because more than one party is now involved if anything breaks. This also creates confusion about who will fix the issue and how much you’ll be charged. If a problem occurs, the place you chose to only do the installation may charge a removal fee, and also charge you for return shipping on the defective merchandise, as well as reinstalling the new part. If you only have one shop involved, many times you’ll receive a labor discount and better warranties – and who doesn’t love saving money? This also gives you security in the future if you have any questions or complications because you’ll know whom to contact for assistance.
We Hope You Choose Cartronix When Buying Car Audio
We hope you found this information valuable as you make decisions about your car audio system. Our team of experts here at Cartronix is ready to help you design the system of your dreams. Stop by our store located in Valparaiso, IN, to have any questions answered and set up a free consultation. You can also contact us here for more information.