GPS & Car Accessories: Articles & Videos

C-ville to Philly with the Magellan RoadMate 5265T-LMB

C-ville to Philly with the Magellan RoadMate 5265T-LMB

by Dominic Devito

The RoadMate 5265T-LMB has two features that I found compelling during a recent road trip out of state — Landmark Guidance and PhantomALERT traffic camera warnings.

 
A 2014 Chevy Silverado gets a Kicker audio upgrade

A 2014 Chevy Silverado gets a Kicker audio upgrade

by Dave Delamere

We upgrade the sound system in a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado by installing a Kicker SoundGate Powerstage system.

 
Installer's Toolbox #3: Bojo Panel Tools

Installer's Toolbox #3: Bojo Panel Tools

by Jon Paulette

If Bojo Trim Panel Tools can help a writer get through a month of installs without gouging a door or splitting a dashboard in half, they'll make you look like a DIY genius.

 
A 2013 Ford F-150 gets a stealthy upgrade from JL Audio

A 2013 Ford F-150 gets a stealthy upgrade from JL Audio

by Dave Delamere

A Crutchfield employee upgrades the audio in his 2013 Ford F-150 while keeping the factory look.

 
Three Ways to Connect Your Receiver's Wiring Harness

Three Ways to Connect Your Receiver's Wiring Harness

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Connecting the wiring harness is an essential part of installing a new receiver. By using one of the methods demonstrated in this article, you can be sure that your wiring connections will last for years to come - and that your new in-dash receiver will work properly.

 
Video: Three ways to get GPS in your car

Video: Three ways to get GPS in your car

by Matt Freeman

Most smartphones offer some kind of GPS app right out of the box. So why would you want to buy a dedicated navigation device like a receiver or a portable? To investigate, we installed a nav receiver, secured a portable GPS device to the windshield, and uploaded a GPS app on an iPhone® 5. Then we hit the road for some performance tests.

 
Review of the Garmin HUD+ head-up display

Review of the Garmin HUD+ head-up display

by Dominic Devito

This review of the Garmin HUD+ head-up display demonstrates why it's a handy GPS navigation solution for smartphone owners who want to keep their eyes on the road ahead.

 
3 ways to 'pick up' the audio in your truck

3 ways to 'pick up' the audio in your truck

by Dave Delamere

We discuss three approaches to upgrading the performance of the factory stereo system in a truck. Specialty products from Kicker and JL Audio make it possible to keep your factory radio and features, but give your audio system a complete overhaul.

 
Video: Kicker car amplifier power wire

Video: Kicker car amplifier power wire

by Video Guest

Top-quality power wire is an essential part of getting the best performance out of your amplifier. Check out this demonstration of Kicker oxygen-free power wire at the Kicker booth at CES 2014, and you can see just what you'll give up by going with lower-quality wire.

 
Video: Kicker Soundgate Powerstage

Video: Kicker Soundgate Powerstage

by Video Guest

The Soundgate Powerstage system upgrade by Kicker will transform your vehicle's stock radio and speakers into a high-fidelity sound system capable of giving you full, accurate, and richly-textured musical pleasure. And it does it without changing the look of your interior or dash.