A quick guide to what to look for when shopping for an in-dash navigation system.
In just a few short years, iPod control and app compatibility have become prominent features of car stereos. Car A/V companies have acted just as quickly to develop stereos that let you take advantage of the iPhone's fantastic app capabilities while you're driving. In this article, we're going to take a quick look at four different types of app interactivity.
Why put a large-screen receiver in your dash? Large touchscreens, loads of built-in features, and easy viewability are just some of the advantages to building your stereo around one of these receivers. You'll also have expansion options like navigation and a rear-view camera available to you for more convenience down the road.
Watch this video for a step-by-step overview of a basic car stereo installation. The installation shown in this video is only one example - the actual steps involved vary from car to car.
Crutchfield shows you how to install an antenna in your vehicle for a satellite radio or GPS navigation system.
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This video gives you a guided tour of Crutchfield's Outfit My Car tool. Learn how you can create a custom homepage for your car on Crutchfield's website and use it to put together a complete car audio system.
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Some navigation units mount in the dash, while others install in a remote location, separate from the car's sound system. No matter what type of navigation device you purchase, here are some installation topics to consider before getting to work.
Why would I want a navigation system? How does it know where I am? How accurate are these systems? What kind of directions does the voice give me? Plus more...
Learn about the features and technical specifications included with vehicle navigation systems.
One of the problems with replacing your factory radio with a new receiver, is that those handy stereo controls built into the steering wheel won't work anymore. The way to fix this dilemma is to install an adapter for the steering wheel audio controls. Watch this video to see what's involved in the process.
If you're considering replacing your factory radio with an aftermarket receiver, adding a steering wheel control adapter lets you keep the full functionality and convenience of your steering wheel controls. In this article, we'll cover how steering wheel adapters work and how to choose one that works for you.
Make your drive easier by being aware of the traffic ahead. This article gives you a quick overview of live traffic information services for use with portable and in-dash navigation devices.
A guide to installing an in-dash navigation system in your vehicle.
An introduction to the different types of in-car navigation systems: in-dash, plug-and-play, remote-mount, portable, and marine.
In this Crutchfield video, we discuss how Rosen navigation receivers are designed to be a direct replacement for your factory stereo. Rosen stereos look good and pack a lot of handy features that your factory radio doesn't.
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We get the inside scoop on the JVC KW-NT3HDT navigation receiver from one of our coworkers. She tells what she loves about it and how she uses the navigation system and iPod controls.
Driver distraction is a growing concern. At Crutchfield, we want to help you use and enjoy the fun car audio/video gear we sell, and we want you to stay safe while using it on the go. We've compiled a list of common-sense tips to help manage distractions while you're on the road.
Clarion's NX501 navigation receiver is so much fun to use, you might forget to leave the driveway. Watch our demo to check out the 21st-century user interface that feels more like a smart phone than a car stereo.