Monthly Archives: April 2014

How to upgrade your vehicle in four easy steps

  

Not so long ago, what you saw was pretty much what you got when you purchased a new car. Unless you were a self-confessed petrol head, custom-car enthusiast or boy racer, you could pretty much guarantee that the car you bought home from the showroom or forecourt would effectively stay the same for the entire period of time you owned… Read more »

Blu-ray players vs DVD players: which is right for your ride?

  

Every now and then, there comes a time when great swathes of society are encouraged to pick a side: Cavaliers vs Roundheads, Betamax vs VHS, Blur vs Oasis, Twilight vs True Blood; it can suck in the best of us and create legions of die-hard partisans among individuals who have absolutely nothing in common. Today, you can see these same… Read more »

5 ways to help your car radio stay tuned

  

We’ve all been there, singing along to a great tune on our favourite radio station when suddenly the tuning goes skew-whiff and inexplicably gives you a blast of intermittent static (or worse, BBC Radio Three). If this happens to you on a pretty regular basis, then it is more than likely you have a problem with your radio’s ability to… Read more »

5 reasons your car needs marine speakers

  

If you’re fortunate enough to own a convertible car then you will no doubt be beside yourself with excitement now that summer is on the horizon. Indeed, there is nothing quite like having the wind blow through your hair as you cruise along a scenic A-road listening to some rocking tunes scream out of your car stereo. Unfortunately, it is… Read more »

The Idiot’s Guide to In-Car Speakers and Amps

  

Installing in-car speakers and amps can sound intimidating and although it may seem complicated, it isn’t! With a basic understanding of what you need to do you can install your equipment yourself. In order to complete the project, you will need a wrench, power cable, fuse, speaker cables and RCA cable. Now, here’s what to do … Step 1: Disconnect… Read more »

In-Car Entertainment Myths That We All Believe

  

Some may think car entertainment systems are simple: install, turn it on, and enjoy the music. This is so far from the truth. Where there is entertainment, electrical currents or a need for a crisp sound, there are also myths and complications. Here’s a few of the common myths we all believe about in-car entertainment but which need to be… Read more »

SD, USB, AUX – a stereo comparison

  

With the hundreds of stereos on the market these days, it is hard to know what features are important. Common features are SD slots, USB ports and AUX jacks but what does this mean? What do they do? And how necessary are they? Here, we look to answer all your questions on these important features. SD Starting with SD cards,… Read more »

A user’s guide to the best car stereos

  

Where do you start when it comes to which car stereo to get? The choice ranges from a stereo with a cassette player to a stereo with a DVD player on board. There are so many out there that choosing a way to play music is a minefield … but don’t panic, here is a user’s guide to some of… Read more »