What’s the Easiest Way to Improve a Stock Car Audio System?

When your car audio system falls short of expectations, it’s likely due to the fact that it’s the built-in, stock system that came with your car. While manufacturers are making improvements all the time, it’s usually in other areas, such as the engine. They’re not as concerned with the preferences of audiophiles!

Stock Car Audio System

When you spend a significant amount of time in your car (and even a 10-minute commute is significant enough), you shouldn’t settle for subpar sound. It’s not the best way to start your day. At Laketown Speed and Sound, we can help you make simple improvements that fit your budget but result in big payoffs in terms of sound quality. And when you’re ready to revamp your car audio system, we are here for you then, too.

Below are the first three steps to take to improve your vehicle’s audio.

Add Sound-Dampening Materials

This might come as a surprise, but one of the best ways to easily improve your car is about contending with the outside, not the inside. Exterior noise is one of the biggest roadblocks to beautiful sound. Luckily, there is a solution.

You can add dampening materials to the interior of your vehicle and drastically expand your audio system’s capabilities. The trunk, the doors and the floor are the first sections to address. If you have a fair level of hands-on expertise working on cars, you could take this project on yourself.

Upgrade Speakers Next

The second easy way to upgrade your car audio system is to replace those low-quality stock speakers. Your built-in dash stereo system is probably capable of a lot more than the speakers are capable of delivering. If you have to choose just one set of speakers to replace due to budget constraints, replace the front speakers, where you’ll receive a majority of the noise.

Then Consider Replacing the Amplifier

The next step is to address the amplifier. The car audio amplifier is an important component in the whole-vehicle sound system because it’s the piece that converts electrical signals to sound waves. The power of the car amplifier directly dictates how loud the resulting sound will be. A low-quality amp means high distortion, so replace this component next if this is the main issue you’re dealing with.

Solutions for Your Budget

We’re lovers of great sound and we want to help you achieve the ideal balance in your vehicle. Come in to Laketown Speed and Sound today and see why we’re Utah’s trusted car audio system techs. We help deliver better sound, no matter your budget.