Your vehicle and its accessories matter to you for several reasons, and you want to ensure money you spend on upgrading it is worthwhile. It’s common, then, for those having car audio upgrades installed in their vehicle — especially those who have never had this done before — to have plenty of questions for their installers through the process.
At Laketown Speed and Sound, we’re happy to help inform our clients in numerous ways, including answering any and all questions they may have during any of our car audio installation services. If you’re entering this world for the first time, what are some of the most important themes or areas you should be asking your car stereo experts about during the process? This two-part blog will go over several concepts we recommend inquiring about.
Parts Being Added or Upgraded
Perhaps the simplest and most important set of questions to ask here will be regarding the specific audio components that are being added or upgraded to your vehicle. There are several common components in a modern car audio system, including head units, amplifiers, speakers and subwoofers.
In most cases, there is a single head unit in your dashboard or front area of your vehicle. The head unit typically handles the CD player and AM/FM radio functions in a traditional setup inside a car — even though it’s also capable of taking more complex forms through upgrades.
Once you have a head unit in place, your car audio experts will likely install an amplifier. This device creates electrical signals to power speakers of all kinds. Even subwoofers are powered by this type of amp. If you are having subwoofers installed for the first time, make sure your car stereo professionals know.
How Will My Sound Change?
Next up, it’s important to inquire about how the planned upgrades to your stereo system will change your vehicle’s sound. Your technician can easily describe the new looks and sounds of your car audio system, but it’s also helpful to get a sense of where this will be most noticeable.
In most cases, you’ll have the greatest change in sound quality at high volume levels, which is why we advise our customers not to play anything too loud until their installation is complete. Keep in mind, too, that you may notice some sound changes during lower volume levels; this is not typically a concern.
How Can I Prevent Damage or Problems?
Because car audio technology is relatively sensitive, it also pays to ask about how you can maintain your car audio system in tip-top shape. Here, we recommend inquiring about the importance of keeping certain components dry and free from contaminants such as dust and dirt when possible. We also advise customers to refrain from touching speaker cone materials when installing speakers or when using them in everyday situations.
It’s important to ask these questions to ensure you’re getting the very best from your car audio upgrades. To learn more about this or any of our other automotive upgrade services, speak to the team at Laketown Speed and Sound today.