To be perfectly fair here, Buicks and GMCs actually come with some fantastic audio choices, but we do have our customers who spend so much time in their vehicle, they want the best aftermarket stereo their money can buy. Now you’re looking to upgrade. Obviously, due to all the technological advancements in vehicles, shopping for aftermarket car audio accessories isn’t as easy as it used to be. Before you head out over to Freeman Grapevine, read these tips:
- Know what size components fit your vehicle without major adjustments: Most aftermarket car electronic manufacturers have guidelines to help you find the correct radio and speakers to fit YOUR vehicle.
- Shop during non busy times, which typically are weekday mornings. When visiting your local aftermarket car accessory shop try to swing by during slower times. This will give you the most time to ask questions and test out the audio equipment.
- What are your goals? Are you okay with adding subwoofers and losing valuable storage space? Do you simply want to use existing speaker locations but have a better-sounding system or do you want something more than that?
- Appearance: If you’re leasing your vehicle, you need to make sure to install car audio that won’t change the vehicle’s appearance and can be easily removed. Also, is theft a concern for you? If so, consider keeping a more generic look to help prevent burglary.
- Budget: Make sure to shop with a budget in mind. But remember, you’re not going to get the highest quality car audio from a low end unit. Also, you can often add on as time goes on, and your budget allows.
- Brand: Is brand name important to you? Are brands like Kicker, Pioneer, Rockford, Clarion, JVC or Farenheit ones you’d prefer to have? Then make sure you find a shop that sells those brands.
These are some of the things to remember when shopping for your car audio system. If you have questions and want to talk to experts, just swing Freeman Grapevine. We’ll help you find the best car audio for your vehicle.