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  • Choosing and fitting your new stereo system You may not realise that the audio system fitted by your car's manufacturer may not be giving your favourite songs or spoken words the quality they deserve. This is why many of us choose to upgrade our car audio systems to get an audio quality boost. But where do you start? Before you head to Halfords…
  • Choosing a reversing camera Fitting into tight spaces or parallel parking can be tough but you can make life much easier with a reversing camera. There are several things which should be taken into consideration when you are looking at buying a reversing camera. Screen mounting location Screens can be mounted on the dashboard…
  • How to fit a dash cam This video is a general overview of how to fit your dash cam, please keep in mind that all cars will be different. Our fitting experts are experienced and trained to hardwire dash cams, so if you do have any questions please do get in touch with us. Hardwiring your dash cam into your car will allow…
  • Important Dash Cam Features A dash cam (short for dashboard camera) is a small camera that records what’s happening on the road ahead (or behind, depending on the model). Dash cams are designed to provide drivers with peace of mind, leaving them safe in the knowledge that police and insurers can find out exactly what happened…
  • Is upgrading your car audio worth it? Unless you have a late-model car, chances are your car audio could do with some improvement. You may be conscious about the price of a new car stereo or car speakers and the hassle of installation. However, achieving high-quality sound is more affordable and more straightforward than…
  • Upgrading the speakers in your car Speakers are likely to be a key area if you're shopping for new car audio systems - after all, this is where the sound is produced! If you're looking for a quick upgrade, then this is where you could potentially swap out the standard speakers installed by the manufacturer. We'll need to know which speakers…
  • How can I get Apple CarPlay in my car? Many new cars offer head units with Apple CarPlay as an optional extra, so you can plug in your iPhone and start using it. However, if you have an older head unit or a system that isn't compatible with CarPlay, you may want to upgrade. We offer a range of car stereos/head units that include Apple CarPlay,…
  • Technology FAQs Select from the below to see answers to our most frequently asked technology questions. Can I return my sat nav? We will happily offer a refund or exchange within 28 days of purchase, provided you return it to us in its original and unused condition with your proof of purchase. We may need to verify…
  • Sat nav features to help you with navigation and driving Like almost all technology, the more you spend, the more features it will have. So, what about sat navs? Let's have a look at the many ways different features will benefit your journey. Touchscreen All sat navs have touchscreens, with a keyboard appearing on the screen for you to enter addresses or…
  • How do dash cams work? Dash cams can be placed at the front or rear of your car interior and record footage of exactly what’s going on around the car. The recording will continue to loop, with unimportant footage simply overwritten by new footage automatically. All dash cams sold by Halfords have a built-in sensor (known…