Apple CarPlay Download: How To Install & Get Started

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If you’re only now looking to get started using Apple CarPlay, you’re a little late to the game. This handy stripped-down version of iOS has been communicating between iPhones and car infotainment systems, making life simpler and safer for drivers since 2014. But don’t fear; it is never too late to get started. You do […]

Does Walmart Install Car Stereos? (Reviewed)

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Walmart is a one-stop shop for many items, from groceries to clothes to electronics. If you’re looking for a car stereo, the retailer offers a variety of options from different brands. But does Walmart install car stereos? Walmart installs car stereos. The retailer offers the service in partnership with InstallerNet, a professional car stereo installation […]

My Vehicle’s Radio Fuse Blows Immediately: How to Fix It?

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Your radio fuse could be blowing because of several reasons, such as using the incorrect fuse type, being installed incorrectly, intermittent shorts or an overloaded circuit. You’ll need to troubleshoot and work your way through the list of potential issues to fix the problem.  Good music can make a long car ride more bearable. However, […]

Are Car Stereo Faceplates Interchangeable?

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The car stereo faceplate is the outer covering that gives the stereo a finished look. And an interface through which you operate the stereo. Without it, the stereo will look unattractive or send a signal that your car doesn’t have one. Every vehicle has a unique stereo faceplate. But you may wonder why someone wants […]

Cost to Replace a Car Stereo Head Unit? (USA)

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The labor cost to replace and install a car stereo head unit should be around $100 in the United States. Factors such as the model of the stereo and car and the location of the installation can also affect the labor price.  Continue reading to see an explanation of the cost.  How you calculate the […]

Head Unit Sizes: Single DIN & Double DIN Radio Dimensions

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There are two main sizes of car stereo head units, the first of which is single-DIN (2⅛ inches (50 mm) high and 7⅛ inches (180 mm) in width. Double DIN is the next primary size and is usually more than 4 inches tall (110mm),  and the same width. If you plan to replace your car […]

Is CarPlay an App?

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Apple CarPlay is starting to appear in more and more car stereos. In fact, it is often touted as a major feature of these stereos. But, what is Apple CarPlay? Is CarPlay an app?  Do you have to install apps onto it?  In short: Apple CarPlay is a piece of software built into your car […]

Car Speaker Installation Cost: 2 Important Factors Explained

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Do you ever wonder why your speakers don’t blast like those in your friend’s car? It could be because they’re old and need an upgrade. Car speakers can go past their lifespan and may not produce an incredible sound. Some folks are obsessed with quality sound while driving. Perhaps, installing new speakers could be a […]

Is Best Buy a Good Place to Have a Car Stereo Installed?

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Overall, Best Buy is a good place to have your car stereo installed at a reasonable price of $99.99 (Free with stereo purchases over $100) and should only take 1 hour for the whole installation process. Another great feature of Best Buy is that they include a “Lifetime Workmanship Guarantee” for peace of mind to […]

Will An Aftermarket Stereo Void a Warranty?

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Generally, installing an aftermarket stereo will not void your warranty as it only covers major parts. Depending on your exact policy and agreement, this may vary. The best way to find out is to read the policy or contact the company the agreement is with.     When fitting aftermarket items, like a stereo, it can leave […]