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3* reasons why a professional install is worth the cost
Horror stories, we’ve heard them over and over… The “backyard install” that started a car fire so bad that the wiring of the entire car melted away, leaving the car unusable and worthless? Yeah, we know that guy. Maybe you do too. After all, you probably know someone who’s had a friend, cousin, brother, boyfriend, or a friend’s cousin’s boyfriend to do something on their car. And we can tell you those installs are rarely pretty or safe. You buy online to save money. We know this. But when it comes to your car (your baby, your high-dollar investment) it doesn’t make a lot of sense to risk thousands just to keep a few bucks in your wallet. Trust the professionals. Why?

1. We Know What We’re Doing

Professional installers are trained to know the ins and outs of a car electrical system—this is why they are called professionals. They know what is safe (and not safe) when it comes to installing headunits, amplifiers, capacitors, monitors, subwoofers, alarms and more. And sorry but no, if you happen to be an electrician, you’re still not qualified to install car stereo components.

2. We Have the Right Tools

The professional installer also has the correct tools available so nothing is broken during the install. We’re talking to you, Mr. Door Panels Flapping in the Wind and to you, Miss Scratched Dash. Butter knives are not intended to remove stock radios! Do you really want to have to explain to your friends why your cool new touchscreen nav receiver is surrounded by white scratches on that nice leather dashboard? Hmmm… Definite deduction in your cool factor score.

3. We Provide Service even AFTER the Install

Professionals will always be there to help if you need some technical service with a feature of your new equipment. Unlike your friend’s friend named Flint, who you’ll never be able to get a hold of again! When you have a question about your equipment or, yikes, if something goes wrong with your equipment, you’ll want a professional who will be able to find out a) what went wrong and b) how to fix it. Which brings us to our gold star extra credit reason…

*Extra Credit* We Guarantee Our Work

Two words: LABOR WARRANTY Shops like ours provide a lifetime warranty on installation work. So if your radio shuts off or your subwoofers stop booming, we’ll take a look at it for you FOR FREE. Still not good enough? Okay, consider this one last little bit of info:

Most manufacturers (ie. Kenwood, Rockford Fosgate, Clarion, Pioneer, etc.) won’t honor a 1-year warranty on their products unless you provide a receipt for installation work done by an authorized dealer. And if they happen to provide any warranty without that professional installation, you’re looking at a whopping 90 days on your equipment.

So please, do us all a favor and save yourself from future headaches and expense. Be smart and always get your gear installed by the professionals.

These are a few photos of our favorite installs, please stop by and see what else we have to offer.

36 thoughts on “Automotive Installation

  1. I’m looking for a stereo for my 1983 MB 240D that will fit in the dash, I’d also like a antenna that goes in the back window. You did one for my 1992 3ooD

  2. I bought a car radio for my 2001 ford taurus. Can you do the install? Or do I have to buy the radio from you to install it. Also, how much?

  3. Hi, I have a stereo I would like to have installed in my 2001 Ford F-150. I already have the dash kit but not the wiring harness. Can I have an estimate on how much the install and harness would cost? Thank you so much.

  4. Im looking to install a 2 din bluetooth radio and speakers into my 2003 350z. What products do you guys have in store and how much would it cost to install?

  5. Hi, I have recently purchased a stereo front the store in Hollins for my 2003 350z. I decided to try to install it myself but I’ve ran into some problems with it. I would like to try and set up a date for you guys to finish installing it.

  6. I have a 2014 Ford Focus Hatchback and am interested in information about custom sub enclosures, specifically one that is hidden in the spare tire well area so that it does not take up valuable cargo space. I have a 10″ MTX Sledgehammer sub and a 500W Kicker amp to power it already. From what I remember, the manufacturer suggests about 1 cubic foot of airspace for a sealed box for this sub. I would like some information about cost to build and install the sub enclosure, and run the power, audio, and remote lines for the amp.

  7. Can you give me some idea of price for an upgrade to my sons stock car radio. Maybe a low middle and high end setup. I think I want a 5 channel amp upgraded door speakers front and rear and a sub or two in the trunk. I will await your answer before I come in and set up a time for installation. He has a 2014 Kia Optima.

    1. Daniel,
      We do vehicle wraps all the time and look forward to reviewing the options with you. Please stop by our Hollins location with your vehicle and ideas and we’ll be happy to work with you to create exactly what you want.

  8. Just purchased a 2001 Ford Focus wagon. Radio goes all catywampus by which I mean the volume has a mind of it’s own, randomly changes. Almost had a wreck driving it home when it decided to suddenly jump from a comfortably loud 7 to a nerve-wracking, ear drum blowing, nearly-pants-soiling 25. Clearly need to replace it. I’m on a blue-collar budget. I’m not an audiophile, I don’t need fancy or high tech, and I don’t need to share my music with people three blocks over. I just need something reliable, reasonably clear, preferably with an AUX input, that doesn’t break the bank, and, most importantly, that doesn’t randomly scare the crap out of me on the interstate. I’m located closest to your Tanglewood location. What kind of options do I have for equipment+installation?

  9. Have a 1998 jeep grand Cherokee would you have a remote start for it .Can even be something that can be done from my phone or a separate remote .thank you

    1. Zeke,
      One of our specialist will reach out to you Monday morning to see what type of sound system you’re looking for and provide you with proposals.

  10. Looking for wiring my LED light pods to a switch in the cab of my truck. I already installed the lights but at this point I may just need a professional to take over. Can you help me?

  11. I’m thinking of buying the stereo speakers for rear deck and doors online, will you guys install them for me anyways, even if I didn’t buy them from you?

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