Car Audio Trends to Make a Splash this Summer

Summertime is the best time to get out on the road, hit the trail or spend time camping in the northern Utah wilderness. Summer’s almost here and there’s no better time to trick out the sound system in your car, truck, SUV or off-road vehicle.

This summer’s trends are all about making your on- and off-road journeys safer, more connected and more enjoyable that you ever thought possible.

So what should you be doing with your car audio system this year? Why not one (or all) of these splash-worth upgrades?

Car audio trends you need this summer

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

These state-of-the-art infotainment systems function as touch- and voice-activated car assistants, exactly like those featured on your favorite handheld devices.

Having Apple CarPlay is exactly like having an iPhone in your dash – and you use it exactly like you do your smartphone. You can ask Siri questions, get directions through your map app, play music and even have your car read you incoming text messages.

Android Auto is also similar to the Android functionality you’re used to on your phone, although not as loyally replicated as Apple CarPlay. To add apps to your Android Auto, simply download them as usual on your phone and sync with your vehicle.

Compact & Efficient Car Audio Components

As popular as massive amplifiers and subwoofers have been for decades, today’s focus is on smaller yet highly efficient car audio components that can seamlessly integrate with your factory-installed components.

So, rather than replace your entire car stereo system, you can add an amplifier, upgrade the speakers you choose, add a subwoofer or add sound processing capacity to improve sound quality.

With these more compact components, you have to worry less about disturbing your vehicle’s interior or having custom installation work performed. And, as today’s advanced components draw substantially less power than their older counterparts, you won’t have to worry about over-taxing your battery or alternator.

Car Audio Connectivity Upgrades

In today’s highly connected world, you need the ability to connect your mobile devices to your vehicle. But you also need to be able to connect to the internet – for a myriad of reasons, including having access to your cloud-based media and entertainment libraries.

With today’s technology, you can do all of that but, potentially, connect to your friends’ vehicles too.

From your car, you can monitor and control your smart home system, home security feeds and even turn lights off and on using IoT technology. All the while, you can maintain your safety on the road using voice-activated technology and in-dash digital display monitors.

But, most important, you’ll be able to pump your summer playlist from any streaming service or your iCloud account.

Whatever type of car stereo upgrades you’d like to make this summer, call on the experts at Laketown Speed and Sound. We are located in Draper, Utah, providing exceptional service to our northern Utah customers. We are your local experts for performance car parts, navigation systems, automotive security and alarm systems as well as all types of car audio systems and installation. Contact us today to learn more about upgrading your vehicle for a summer of laughter, music and fun in the Utah sun.