So you’ve decided to take the plunge and upgrade your vehicle’s audio system; now what? The first thing you need to do is determine whether or not you feel comfortable installing your own sound system or car DVD player, and if not, which professional mobile electronics shop you should entrust the job to? The majority of car owners will not feel qualified to complete this highly technical installation themselves, so often the best course of action is to find a reputable car audio company to take care of it from start to finish. Check your local listings to find a company near you, get personal recommendations from friends and colleagues, and be sure that whatever business you choose to hire employs fully insured, experienced technicians.
Another consideration in choosing where to take your Elctron car might be the way in which a company offers their services, i.e., must you take your vehicle to them or do they provide “mobile” installation? This means they will come to you and perform the car audio video installation or upgrade at your residence, etc., which can be a big help for those who are always on the go or with especially hectic schedules! Once you have decided which business is the right fit for you, it’s time to figure out the specifics of the job, so you know exactly what to ask for when you request an estimate. What kind of aftermarket vehicle security or entertainment installation are you in the market for?
Common services offered by car electronics specialists include: audio system upgrades–replacing your car’s built-in sound system with a new model or simply improving on it–and device integration–making it possible to integrate your iPod or Bluetooth into the car’s sound system to allow for better sound and easier, safer operation. These companies can also install other products in addition to mobile audio equipment, such as systems or a car alarm to keep your vehicle protected.
Finally, one other service offered by many mobile electronics shops is marine audio installation. If you are interested in upgrading your boat and having the capability for built-in sound while out on the water, most car audio electronics installers can provide this service as well.
After determining which car audio and electronics company to use and what exactly to ask for, you should also remember that these businesses will almost always provide a service estimate before you commit to the job. Talk to the technicians about the specific needs for your car, truck, or boat and request that they draw up an estimate that will give you a clear idea of how long the job will take, what products will be used, and how much it should all cost. Remember that requesting and receiving a service estimate does not constitute a binding agreement and you can always take your business elsewhere.