Before you choose the parts of your car stereo that you want to upgrade, you need to think about what type of sound output and input you want in your vehicle. There are many different options when it comes to mobile audio, so it is wise to do some researching before you make any purchases.
When it comes to upgrading input method, you have many choices with which to replace your factory radio/tape/CD player. There are now many car audio video options including multi-disc CD players, satellite radios, and iPod adapters/integrations. You can choose just one or add multiple systems to create a veritable mobile DJ set-up. Just about all factory car stereos are easily removed to accommodate any new type of mobile stereo.
Choosing an output method for your car audio is typically a lot more difficult, simply because of the quantity of options available. Not only can you upgrade the four standard speakers that come in most cars, you can also add a variety of new speakers such as tweeters and subwoofers. In the range of mobile audio equipment you will next need to choose quality levels, which invariably are complementary to the quantity of speakers you can afford.
Before you begin the transformation of your car audio electronics, fix a budget. It is important to know what you can spend before you go into your local car audio store. This will help you come out with the car stereo system and sound you want as well as help the salespeople find you the right car audio electronics. Your budget will greatly depend on whether you want quality or quantity in your car audio equipment, something that friends, family, online reviews, and the store salespeople can help you decide.
Now that you have a basic understanding of what can be upgraded, get out there, do some research, and install a sweet mobile sound system.