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Buying Guides: Audio Accessories & Installation

With the right installation tools and connectors, you'll be ready to handle most car audio installations. And YES, you CAN do this yourself! This Crutchfield article highlights some of the tools you'll need for your car stereo installation project.

Car stereo FAQ
by Ken Nail

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

How to choose vibration damping
by Crutchfield Writing Team

These days, many vehicles are very tight and wind- and road-noise is minimal, giving you a quiet ride and nice listening environment. However, many cars don't have

Car antennas FAQ
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Is installing a new antenna a difficult task? My antenna's reception is pretty good, but I think it should be better. Would an antenna booster be of any help? Will

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.

We're getting a lot of questions about Qi wireless chargers for car and home these days. So we asked one of our expert Advisors to tell us more.

Video: Car stereo installation tools
by Robert Ferency-Viars

This video showcases some of the tools and accessories that are frequently needed when installing car stereo equipment. These tools are some of our favorite toys.

Car video buying guide
by Alexander Hrabe

From in-dash DVD players to easy-add-on portable systems, car video makes your trips a lot more fun, and this article covers the topic from front to back.

Capacitors FAQ
by Buck Pomerantz

What is a capacitor? Can it help my stereo system sound better? How do you hook it up? Get the answers to these and other questions here in our Capacitors FAQ.

Video: how to choose an amplifier
by Zak Billmeier, Ken Nail

Here are some major points to consider and features to look for when choosing a new amplifier, like how many channels, or how much power it needs.

Confused about wiring your subs and picking the right amplifier? Crutchfield will get you on the fast track to big bass with this simple guide.

Car amplifiers FAQ
by Buck Pomerantz

Our Amplifier FAQ answers many common questions like: How can I add an amp to my system? Where should I mount it? What wiring do I need? What size fuse and power wire?

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