Below are some of the more common questions we receive about selecting and installing a new car stereo. If you have additional questions or need more details, please contact us by E-mail. If you'd like to see if the car stereo fits your car, just read our “How do I know the car stereo fits my car?” article to find out.
² Why should I get a new car stereo?
² There are many different types - which one is best for me?
² How do I know what' ll fit my car?
² Can I get a stereo that will match my dash illumination?
² Will a new car stereo work with my smartphone?
² Is it hard to install a new car stereo?
Q: Why should I get a new car stereo?
A: Smart features and sound are two of the best reasons to get a new car stereo.
You'll find a lot of cool features like Bluetooth and smartphone compatibility (apple carplay&Android Auto, mirror link), USB and auxiliary inputs, touchscreen controls, navigation, front and rear cameras view input, satellite radio compatibility and more. Aftermarket car stereos often have more powerful amplifiers and better sound-shaping controls than the factory stereo. It depends on the type and model of car stereo you purchase.
Q: There are many different types - which one is best for me?
A: You'll find that there are three main types of car stereos. CD receivers, digital media receivers, digital media receivers plus.
l CD Receiver - If you say "car stereo", this is what most people think of. CD receivers play CDs, of course, and most models will also have an auxiliary and USB input, a radio tuner. You'll find CD receivers in both single DIN (2" high) and double DIN (4" high) sizes. But it does not support touchscreen and high resolution. (Not for sale)
l Double Din Digital Media Car Stereo - These car stereos do away with the CD player. You'll find a lot of cool features like Bluetooth and smartphone compatibility (apple carplay&Android Auto, mirror link).This is a great option if you only listen to music from digital music players, smartphones or streaming music services.
l Double Din Digital Media Car Stereo Plus - Upgrade on the product with more powerful features. A cool variation on these receivers is that you can enjoy much higher quality music, external subwoofers and amplifiers can provide you a better music experience. If you are obsessed with music, this one is the perfect choice for you.
Q: How do I know what' ll fit my car?
A: Don't worry, Our vehicle research team has examined thousands of cars and trucks to find out what will (or won't) work for a particular vehicle.
The audio stereo is compatible with most brands of cars. Commonly used Double Din sizes for car series: 7.1*4.0*2.3inch (178*100*58mm). The frame/installation kit dimension that comes with this car stereo is: 7.4*4.6in (188*117mm). Please check the size of car stereo to your car center console outline before purchase. Just read our “How do I know the car stereo fits my car?” article(website: ) to find out more details.
Q: Can I get a stereo that will match my dash illumination?
A: We want our new car stereos to look like they really belong in dashboard, and matching your existing dash illumination scheme is a big part of that. To achieve a color match,our car stereo is equipped with variable colors buttons and see what your options are.
Q: Will a new car stereo work with my smartphone?
A: One of the most exciting things about the new car stereos is the way they can integrate with your smartphone. Almost all models offer a USB connection to your phone, allowing you to access your music files or other stored media from iOS and Android devices. If your new stereo has Bluetooth, you can also access your music or streaming services this way. One of the coolest recent developments is the number of receivers that support Apple Carplay and Android Auto interfaces, allowing true integrated touchscreen operation of many smartphone functions. However, only lower versions of phones support the Mirror Link function.
Q: Is it hard to install a new car stereo?
A: To be honest, it's not a easy thing. When you purchase a new stereo from us, you'll receive our exclusive, free, step-by-step instructions specific(user manual, articles,videos) to your vehicle. For most vehicles, we also offer installation kits that allow you to install your new stereo in your dash to give it a professional look, provide wiring harnesses that plug directly into the factory wiring, and in some cases, special adapters that allow you to retain certain factory features. For additional installation information, just contact us, we will reply within 24 hours.