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 or visit us online, it's worth making a note of the following information so you have a head-start when it comes to ensuring the stereo you chose is compatible with your vehicle.

  • The make, model and year of your vehicle
  • Whether you're looking for a complete overhaul or just a new stereo
  • Speaker locations and sizes (easily located in your car owner's manual or the manufacturer's website) and if you're unsure, we're happy to check this for you.

If you're struggling to find any of this information, then just ask us to have a look for you! 

The fitting process

Getting a new car audio system fitted isn't actually that difficult if you know what you're doing! And that's where we can step in – our trained in-store car audio colleagues have plenty of expertise when it comes to even the most complex installations. All of the car audio systems we sell only take an hour or so to fit, so you can drive away with your new and improved system in no time!

If you’re buying your new stereo in store, then simply speak to a colleague to book a fitting appointment.

If you’re buying online, then choose the free ‘fitting assessment’ option during the checkout process and pick a date and time. The fitting assessment will last approximately 30 minutes and will give us the chance to double-check that the stereo you’ve chosen is suitable for your car, can be installed seamlessly and will work with your existing controls.

Once we’re certain that everything’s prepared correctly, we’ll book you in for a full fitting appointment on a date and at a time that suits you.

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