Sunday, October 14, 2012

Installing New Car Audio or Video Equipment: Ask Yourself These Questions...



Are you capable to install car audio or video equipment???

Car audio system
A sound system installed in the trunk of a car
I am pretty sure most people when they first buy a new set of stereo system for their car they will probably be in a rush to hook it up and start listening right away. However, it pays to take a few steps back and think before you begin tearing out your dash. Before you begin ask yourself the following question:

How much experience do you have: If you have experience working with car wiring before then you have a good start. If you're a novice you might want to just let the pros handle it or at least read up. Also, how knowledgeable are you of your vehicle specifically? Although the general procedure is going to be generally the same, there are some different steps you may have to take depending on the make of your car, so take those into consideration.

How much room do you have: Not all cars can easily fit all systems. If you have an older car your not going to just be able to plot some huge DvD screen into it. Your going to need to cut out some trim and create more space. This obviously makes it more complex and more likely you'll need to hire someones help. If you have never done it before, it is probably not the best idea to start tearing away at your trim on your brand new car. Your going to be really disappointed if you mess something up, and believe me it's really easy to cause some serious damage.

Car audio system
Car audio completely installed
What tools will you need: Depending on your car and situation you'll need a set of different tools. Maybe you'll need to take out some screws or bolts. You might need to drill through your firewall in order to power your new unit. If trim needs to be taken off, you will need something to take care of that. Go through the procedure of what you will be doing and think of all the tools you will need. This will not only save time, but will help ensure you do it right. This also applies to miscellaneous supplies. Your going to need something to keep those wires together and, as much as it pains me to say this, duct tape wont work.

I hope those questions will get you thinking, and either:

A. Reassured you that what your about to do is doable and you posses the skills to take care of it.

B. Helped you realize this is out of your abilities and it might be wiser to bite the bullet and hire a professional to install it. Remember, a car's electronics system is a very costly repair.

So good luck on your endeavor, whichever route you choose!


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