How To Find Out Which Speakers Fit My Car
March 21, 2014
Do-it-yourself car speaker installation requires a little creativity, flexibility and can be done at a relative low cost, changing your car speakers is usually a fairly straight-forward task. Speaker manufacturers and many retailers have extensive databases showing what size speakers fit into the speaker locations of specific vehicles. In some cases, however, there is no information available. Perhaps the car is too old, or it may be an unusual or obscure model. If this is the case, you'll need to measure the existing speakers to see what will fit into your vehicle.
Consider the benefits of having the car speakers professionally installed. Car speaker retailers are experienced in the correct wiring needed for specific systems. Having the speakers professionally installed will ensure that all power connections are made correctly and efficiently from the car stereo system to the car speakers.
Finding the right speakers to fit your vehicle doesn't have to be confusing. Specialist audio retailers has measured and databased thousands of vehicles over the years to make it easy for you to find out exactly which speakers will fit in your vehicle. For most vehicles, the include free wiring harnesses that let you plug your speakers into your factory wiring. The harnesses make it easy to re-install the factory speakers when you sell or trade your vehicle.
The also include speaker brackets (if necessary) so that you'll have everything you need for a successful installation. By doing it yourself, you'll save money and be able to take pride in a job well done. In general, replacement of factory speakers can be performed by the average person at home. Depending on the type of installation to be done, owners may choose to install these new speakers at home or have the work done by a professional.
Estimate the complexity of the work to be done and decide whether it is worth doing yourself or whether it makes sense to spend the extra money for the peace of mind of professional installation. Replacing standard speakers in a vehicle can be done with relative ease by almost anyone with a few simple tools.
The type of system will depend on what kind of components the buyer considers essential, and what type of sound he or she finds pleasant to listen to. While some people enjoy very heavy bass, others prefer a more balanced array, with a more noticeable mid and high frequency response.
Two way speakers, the tweeters and woofers are separate units, which allows each speaker to focus on a smaller range of frequencies. This enhances the audio performance of high and low ends and can be greatly complemented by the addition of a subwoofer. Replacing full-range speakers can normally be done using a large flat-head screwdriver, a mid-sized Phillips screwdriver, and a pair of needle-nose pliers. Installers may also need a socket wrench and possibly a socket wrench extender to disconnect the car battery.
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