The Definitive Guide to Hunting for Aftermarket Car Stereo Systems

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Factory car stereo systems mostly include simple paper cone speakers that give minimum sound quality. No fun. Some people settle for that, but they never love it. When they want to love listening to their music, they look for an aftermarket car stereo upgrade!

Upgrading Your Car Stereo System 

Is “aftermarket” worth it? Answer: If you’re choosy.

You can improve your car audio quality without breaking the bank, and if you have a serious budget you can achieve amazing sound.

Before You Purchase, Check And Inspect!

Just like in any other purchases, looking for the right aftermarket stereos needs thorough research. There are lots of things to consider, so you need to plan. Here are a few guidelines that can help you: 

  • Replacement

Yes, you can replace your car’s factory system on your own, but we highly encourage letting your local audio shop assist you unless you’re already an expert installer. Upgrading can be a big investment– you don’t want ameteur hands on your new system, even if they’re your own.

  • Size

As you’re learning about stereos, look at the information aftermarket manufacturers provide to make sure any prospective stereo will actually fit your car. Once you’ve IDd the perfect sized stereo for your car, you can decide what other upgrades you’ll want for that model. 

  • Budget

Cheap systems sound cheap, but there’s just about no end to how much money you can spend perfecting your system. So, set a budget and stick to it.   

  • Research

Look online or call a dealer to find out about systems you’re interested in. Make sure you ask about the product warranty as well as how the shop handles any issues. 

If you’re trying to find a good shop, we at JC Power Audio have years of expertise in installing car audio systems. Give us a call to find out about our installation rates and current offers.

  • Play That Demo

Most demo facilities are not ideal for auditioning speakers because they usually don’t play the demos in the same kind of space as a car. If you’re lucky though, the retailer will have demo vehicles available to give you an idea of how the system will sound. A good shop will have staff to answer questions and make suggestions based on your needs as well. 

Get A Free Quote From JC Power Audio!

Purchase wisely. Get your stereo and installation from the best aftermarket car stereo shop in San Diego, JC Power Audio! We have years of experience. Call us now at (619) 582-4855 or send an email to for further details.

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