Articles & Videos: GPS & Car Accessories

Introduction to GPS navigation
by Dominic Devito

An introduction to the different types of in-car navigation systems: in-dash, plug-and-play, remote-mount, portable, and marine.

Bluetooth® hands-free calling can be a great benefit in the car, especially when it's integrated into your car stereo. Watch this video for a quick look at what it takes to add hands-free talking and wireless music streaming to your car stereo.

Learn which key features to look for on portable navigators, so you can make the best decision about which one works for you.

How to choose car security
by Crutchfield Writing Team

In choosing a security system for your car, it helps to know basically how they work and what security and remote start features are available.

How to choose a radar detector
by Robert Ferency-Viars

The freedom to relax and drive with confidence — that's what a radar detector can give you. Today's models combine simple design with modern technology. They offer affordable, convenient protection, often from driving hazards as well as tickets.

Factory speakers usually sound fine when they're new, but they deteriorate over time. We compared speakers of different ages to see how badly they fared.

A car can be a great place to enjoy music, but many commuters still put up with marginal sound quality that they'd never tolerate at home. Here are some tips on how to improve your vehicle's sound, whether you're listening on a simple factory system or a multi-channel amplified setup.

Radar detectors FAQ
by Robert Ferency-Viars

A selection of frequently asked questions about radar detectors, along with some answers.

Don't settle for a basic, run-of-the-mill portable navigation device. Watch this video for a quick overview of the best and newest features in portable navigation.

A set of WeatherTech floor mats is a sound investment. We carry three varieties, from versatile AVM universal-fit mats to custom-designed DigitalFit® FloorLiners. This quick guide will help you choose the right mats for your vehicle and your lifestyle.

The Automatic Car Adapter monitors and analyzes your driving habits. I plugged it into my car for my summer road trips, and...I learned a few things. I share me experiences in this review, but this is just a tiny piece of what the Automatic Car Adapter can do.

Thule's Force cargo carriers offers value, storage space, plus all the conveniences you want in a rooftop carrier. The diamond-textured AeroSkin lid is built to last, and the aerodynamic shape helps cut through the air.

Video: Rockin' RV Installation
by Robert Ferency-Viars

A customer came to us with a problem: he wasn't happy with the lack of sound and the old TVs in his RV. Our installation crew came to the rescue, designing a new system to turn his hum-drum highway time into a rockin' roll down the open road.

How do I get Bluetooth® in my car?
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Bluetooth® wireless technology can be a great benefit in the car, where we tend to juggle gadgets plugged into the stereo. Find out what it takes to add hands-free talking and wireless music streaming to your car stereo.

Craig, a Crutchfield customer, came to our Charlottesville, VA, retail store with a conundrum: he loves his RV and takes it on trips with his family quite frequently, but he was less than impressed by its old tube televisions and lack of an audio system. Our retail store came to the rescue.

Installing a car security system is a complex task. There are nearly a dozen separate components and sensors to place, wires to run, and connections to make. This guide will walk you through the installation process by explaining the steps involved and helping you lay out a plan of action.

An introduction to Bluetooth features for home and car audio/video gear, including NFC, aptX, speakerphones, headsets, and sports options.

Radar detectors glossary
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Learn about the features and technical specifications found in today's radar detectors.

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