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How to Buy a Good Quality Car Stereo/Receiver

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Your stereo system and receiver are an important aspect of your car. Sure they don't impact how it works, but it certainly helps keep you entertained on those long drives. With that said, many of the systems that come as the factory standard aren’t always the best. They tend to be middle-of-the-road, and if you’re the type that just loves listening to music in the car, then the factory stereo/receiver probably isn’t cutting it for you. On the flip side your current system may be acting up, so a replacement is your only option. In either case, it may be time for an upgrade, and with so many options out there, you won’t have a hard time finding a replacement system.

Keep the following things in mind when searching for your new car stereo/receiver:

  • Car stereos and receivers vary greatly in price. You can spend as little, or as much as your budget allows. It’s not unheard of for systems to reach $1,000 and even more. Not to worry though, there’s no reason you need to spend that kind of money in order to get a decent system.

  • Refer to your owner’s manual to learn about your current stereo and receiver, as well as your speakers. This can help your shopping experience so you know what your car can handle.

  • Replacing a car stereo and receiver is usually best left to the professionals. This job deals with electrical knowledge, so you want to be sure it’s done properly.

A new car stereo and receiver can completely transform the current audio quality in your vehicle. There are all different price points available, but be sure to have a professional install it if you want it done properly from start to finish.


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Chris

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21 years of experience
Mini Cooper Clubman - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Silverado, California
He arrived early, went straight to work, and it should have been quoted higher as it’s a Mini which takes longer than the average break job. He didn’t try to get more than the quoted amount. He even set out to replace a running light for me when he was finished. I thought there would hard sales telling me I needed more work but there wasn’t. Because he didn’t try to sell me more work, I will use him again. When I hired a mechanic I don’t want a salesman. 
Land Rover Range Rover Sport - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Irvine, California
Chris again has provided great Service. Everything was great. I was very happy with the work and will definitely have him return for any other work.

Bryant

11 years of experience
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Bryant
11 years of experience
Ford Fusion - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Indianapolis, Indiana
Bryant has done great work on my car before, the latest work is no exception. He's very flexible, and goes the extra mile to get you back on the road.
Scion iA - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Carmel, Indiana
This is my first time using this service. I am very happy with it. Bryant was very knowledgeable and did quality work. I will use this service more regularly.

Edmar

21 years of experience
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Edmar
21 years of experience
Chrysler 200 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Euless, Texas
Edmar always does a very good job. He's done a few different things on my car the last two years. Each job was performed very fast and top quality. Thank you once again.

Mazyar

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He was early, courtesy and actually helped me save some money since i didn't need all the work that i thought i needed done. Honest guy. Very knowledgeable. Great attitude.

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