In this article, I will explain in detail about the types of car stereos along with a detailed description of Double Din Stereo. I have seen many fellows who bought the car stereo without knowing the difference between a single din and a double din stereo.
To cut short, a single din car stereo does not come with a video screen while a double din stereo features a video screen along with many other features.
Now that you have decided to buy a Double Din Stereo, there is one option to go through. These car stereos come in two categories.
Apple Carplay Stereo: Now this is specific for a brand and you can only connect your Apple cell phone with this car stereo. With a best quality Apple Carplay stereo, you will be able to use almost all the features of the mobile phone on your car.
Android Car Stereo: Again as the names suggests, this is for Android cell phone. All mobile phones using the Android operating system can use this.
Now before you decided you buy, access your mobile phone and its compatibility with the car stereo. I have been using Apple Carplay stereo for few months and it is just awesome.
How to connect your mobile phone to car stereo?
Now that you have selected which type of car stereo you need for your car. It is now time to guide you about the connectivity issues.
For a Android Car Stereo, you will need to install an application called Android Auto. With this app, you can easily connect your mobile phone with the car stereo and access all the good features. Now you can even play YouTube videos on your car stereo, using the internet connectivity.
For Apple Carplay Stereo, you d o not need any extra application. This amazing car stereo comes with a built-in features that will help you to connect the phone with the car stereo.
Now that I have explained both of the types of car stereos, let me explain their other features:
Screen size: I recommend for a 6.2 inch car stereo. Almost all brands are manufacturing this decent sized car stereo and it can be fitted in the majority of the cars. Other screen sizes that are commonly available in te market are 5 inches, 7 inches and 10 inches. Many cars can only be installed with a specific sized car stereo.
It is better to access your car and then go for car stereo. You do not want to end up buying a car stereo that cannot be installed in your car. If you plan to install car stereo by yourself then follow this step by step guide:
You will need to remove the previously installed car stereo. You can use din tools that are commonly available in the market. With the help of these din tools and instruction manual that comes with the kit, you can easily remove the stereo. Before you plan to add the new one, remember to clean the dash-board for remove any dirt or grimes that may be attached to it.
Follow all the steps that are mentioned in the instruction manual that comes with the new car stereo and there you go. Once installed, ensure that is is fixed and properly attached. Check all the wires and give a test play.
Before buying always read the buyers reviews and check the instruction manual for all details. If you have any questions related to car stereo, just ask me J