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Car stereo installation guide
by Robert Ferency-Viars

This installation guide shows you how to remove your old car stereo and install and wire a new in-dash receiver in your car.

Introduction to car stereo
by Robert Ferency-Viars

A car stereo is the centerpiece of any car audio system. This introduction makes it easier to find the right aftermarket receiver for your car or truck.

CD receivers buying guide
by Robert Ferency-Viars

With so many CD receivers to choose from, how do you pick the right one? This article will help you narrow your choices and find the right stereo for your car or truck.

Car Stereo FAQ
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Crutchfield's car audio experts answer some of the most frequently asked questions about buying and installing car stereo equipment.

Car Stereo Glossary
by Crutchfield Writing Team

The automotive audio terms you'll need to know when you're shopping for aftermarket CD players, nav receivers, or digital media receivers for your car or truck.

How to install a car stereo
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Watch this video for a step-by-step overview of a basic car stereo installation. The actual steps involved vary from car to car, but this is a good example.

Our discounts on the installation gear you need when installing a new car stereo or car speakers can help you do your own installation while saving you money.

2010-2014 Ford Mustang coupe
by Matt Holliday

In 2010, Ford treated the fifth-generation Mustang to a mid-cycle update. The factory stereos aren't bad, but you'll probably want to do some updating of your own.

Our Research Team has assembled a database of over 25,000 vehicles. No one else in the car audio industry does what we do. That's why no one else knows what we know.