When you go shopping for a new vehicle, you can look at the different makes and models of vehicles along with their upgrade packages to determine the audio setup in each car. But, when you go shopping for used cars, you will have slightly less flexibility with your options. This is because not every dealership is going to have multiple variations of the same make and model.
A great way to go into the process of buying an older vehicle is to think about what kind of car audio improvements you can make after you get the keys. You can start working with car audio professionals to strategize new additions or improvements before you commit to a purchase.
Single or Double DIN
When you look at used cars, you will find that most of them have single DIN head units while some of them have double DIN decks. In some cases, you may be limited to a single DIN head unit if you do not want to remove any features that a car has at the front dash. A double DIN head unit allows you to enjoy features such as touchscreen capabilities and GPS navigation.
To avoid complications when upgrading from the stock head unit, you should prioritize used vehicles that make it easy to install a double DIN head unit, unless you prefer a single DIN deck.
Another way that you will be able to customize your car is by changing the speakers. If you love feeling bass when you are listening to music, you may want to prioritize vehicles with larger speakers. This is because larger speakers have an easier time producing noticeable bass levels.
Trying to replace smaller speakers with larger ones may not work out that well. Not only will you have to change the current cutout, but you may experience rattling from the speakers.
While speakers attached to an amplifier can provide you with a lot of bass in your music, you may want even more. This is when you will want to look at the cargo space of each used vehicle. For instance, you should be able to find several makes and models that allow you to put groceries inside the trunk while also fitting in a subwoofer or two within a custom enclosure.
By paying attention to these details when buying an older car, you should feel confident about working with car audio professionals like those at Cutting Edge Audio to improve the audio system in the vehicle that you buy.