Stereos and Alarms

How to Find the Right Car Alarm/Stereo Installer

It may sound strange, but car alarm and stereo installation are somewhat related. The former is needed for the protection of your vehicle, and the latter is needed for solace during long commutes.Both involve making significant changes in the electronics of your vehicle;unless you yourself are a professional, it is best to let others make the installations.

What should you be looking for when you need auto alarms and/or stereos?These tips should lead the way:

  1. What amount of car security would make you feel safe? That is a subjective question. If you live or work in an area where car theft is common, you would naturally want the most secure alarming possible. If you live and work in low-crime areas, you may feel that the minimum is okay. This also depends on what kind of car you drive. If you drive a luxury vehicle, or often carry valuables with you, or you drive a vehicle that is one of the top ten attractions for thieves (remember that vehicle parts are also attractive to thieves), investing in extra car security may be the wise choice.
  2. What are your requirements for car sound? Some of us want nothing more than to listen to our favorite talk shows or NPR clearly inside the privacy of our vehicles. Some of us want our bass so loud that the people sharing our road know what we are listening to. Some of us want to hook up to our digital music, while others are OK with the CD collection we’ve accumulated over the years. You may want more than what the car factory has provided, such as amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers, tuners, auxiliary jacks, etc.
  3. California does not require a state standard for car security or stereo installation. It’s up to you to be diligent. It’s too easy to look at an ad in a newspaper or a free circular and say “That’s a good price.” But it’s no guarantee of good service. Ask if the technicians are Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP) certified.
  4. Is the installer located close to where you live? Location is key, especially if something goes wrong. A close location makes repair less of a hassle.
  5. Will the installer work with equipment you have purchased from another retailer? Some people purchase security and audio equipment from a third party, such as eBay or Craigslist.
  6. Is the installer trustworthy? The best places to find out are from referrals, the Better Business Bureau, and JobQuotes.com. JobQuotes allows users to rate their Car Alarm/Stereo Professionals, and that will help you make the right decision. Why not take a good look at JobQuotes today?

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