Car stereo installation services

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If you're fed up with poor sound quality in your car or just want more power and volume, you may need a professional car stereo installation. Here's everything you need to know about car installation services.

What is a car stereo installation service?

Car stereo installation services can help with any audio entertainment installations required for a car. Some installation services will even come to your home to install the stereo. They generally supply all major brands, or can just install a stereo you have bought previously.

What does a car stereo installation service do?

Car stereo installation services can install the following:

  • In-dash CD players (also known as the head unit)
  • Amplifiers
  • Component and coaxial speakers
  • Subwoofers
  • All necessary wiring and cables
  • Rear seat speakers
  • Satellite radio installations

They can also remove the old car stereo if you are having it replaced.

How do I book a car stereo installation?

A quick search online in business directories like Whitepages and service comparison websites like Airtasker can help you find lots of car stereo installers in your area. Once you find the right installer for you, get in touch. A reputable company will have all their contact details displayed on their site or profile. Fill in the contact form or ring the company, and make sure you mention the make and model of the car.

How much does a car stereo installation cost?

Costs for car stereo installation services can vary depending on the system you wish to have installed. Prices can also differ depending on how complicated the installation is. For example, if you have an old or rare make of car the installation might be more difficult. If you buy your own car stereo to be installed by the service, it may help reduce the cost.

How do I compare car stereo installation services?

To compare car stereo services ask for quotes. Once you have three or more quotes you can easily compare services based on:

  • Previous customer reviews
  • Price and free inclusions such as wiring or cabling
  • How soon they can do the job
  • If they offer any guarantees or additional warranties with their service
  • The friendliness of the staff you deal with
  • If they offer mobile services

How should I prepare for a car stereo installation?

Generally, very little is needed for you before booking a car stereo installation. You can buy your own stereo and ask a service provider to install it, or just speak to the installer about what you need and let them supply it. Make sure there is nothing left in your old car radio, like a beloved CD or cassette.

How long does a car stereo installation take?

A car stereo installation can take as little as 30 minutes all the way up to several hours depending on how much you're having installed. It's generally a quick process, but it all depends on your car and the stereo that is being installed.

What to consider when booking a car stereo installation

The most important thing to consider when booking a car stereo installation service is that you or the installer has selected the right stereo for your car. When enquiring and booking, tell them your model and age of car and they will let you know if they have a viable option.

Do I need to be present for a car stereo installation?

No, you don't. It's important to always choose a reputable car stereo installer that you feel comfortable leaving your car with. Some installers will come to your house and do it outside in your driveway, whilst you do something else.

Pros and cons of a professional car stereo installation

Pros

  • Quicker than doing it yourself
  • Professionals will install the car stereo and any other equipment safely and according to manufacturer standards
  • Some car stereo installers can come to you

Cons

  • Can be more expensive than doing it yourself

Bottom line

If you don't have a car stereo installed yet or if your current car radio isn't living up to your expectations, hire a car stereo installation service. Be sure to compare several quotes before choosing a service.

Frequently asked questions about car stereo installation

Is it possible to fit any stereo to any car?

No, there are two main sizes of car stereo. These are the single and double DIN car stereos, although there are other types sometimes found in vehicles. To know which you have in your car you could check online or speak to a professional car installation service.

Can I install my car stereo myself?

Car radio and stereo systems are more difficult to replace than they look. Only fit your own car stereo if you are a competent electrical engineer or have previous experience doing these kinds of jobs.

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