3M Automotive Window Film Crystalline Series

We Now Carry 3M Crystalline Window Tint Film!

The Crystalline Series features a proprietary, multi-layer optical film nano-technology that combines over 200 layers in a film that is thinner than a Post-it Note. This unique technology is the reason a a clear film can reject more heat than darker films. 

Stay Cool: The Crystalline Series allows the lightest tint to reject more heat than many of the darkest films available. Rejection of up to 60% of the total solar energy and up to 97% of the heat-producing infrared rays gives you the ultimate in comfort.

Superior UV Protection: Blocking up to 99% of ultraviolet (UV) light, this film provides a total Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 1000. This helps provide vehicle occupants with significant protection from harmful UV rays.

Reduce Glare: The Crystalline Series reduces up to 55% of the glare from blinding sun, oncoming driver headlights in the rain, at night, etc., allowing you to see better and concentrate more on driving.

See Clearly and Safely: This film is designed to enhance your view by allowing visible light into your vehicle while keeping heat out, so you can see clearly through your windows, and maintain your vehicle’s original appearance.

Stay Connected: Non-metallized window film that won’t interfere with mobile devices, GPS signal, or satellite radio reception. 

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Spring Road Trip Travel Essentials

Spring is right around the corner, or so we’ve been told! Are you planning any Spring Break travel or summer vacations? Let us help you get road trip ready! We have everything you need to truly make your trip not just about the destination but about the fun in getting there too.

Mobile Video Entertainment: By adding a Drop Down Video Monitor or Headrest Monitors to your vehicle, you’ll be providing hours of entertainment to any backseat passengers. Kids and adults alike can watch movies, play video games, and some systems even let you stream from HDMI.

Apple CarPlay or Android Auto: We’re practically glued to our smartphones these days, but being so while driving could be dangerous.  Never miss out on calls, notifications, and easily integrate your phone in your dash by adding a compatible receiver to your vehicle. With Apple CarPlay or Android Auto use voice commands to play music, take calls, listen to and respond to texts, and request GPS navigation turn by turn directions.

Power Lift Gate: Have a lot of luggage, or a lot to strategically pack for your next roadtrip? Enjoy the convenience of hands-free, easy access to your luggage and other essentials with a Power Lift Gate. Open and close the hatch to your vehicle with the push of a button or by using your remote! No more slamming or pulling heavy hatch rear doors by yourself.

WeatherTech Floor Mats: If you’re taking a roadtrip, you’ll probably be making quite a few stops, getting in and out of the car a lot, and dragging in plenty of dirt and debris.  Protect your vehicle’s interior from those sandy beaches, muddy hikes, and slushy snowy ski trips with made specifically to fit your vehicle WeatherTech floor mats.

Blind Spot Monitoring: Safety while driving should always be your number one priority, but accidents do happen.  Installing a blind spot monitoring system can hopefully prevent a lot of those accidents.  You’ll get an audible, and sometimes visual, warning when another vehicle enters your blind spot, so you can stay safe all the hours you’ll be driving.

Let us help you equip your vehicle so you can get the most out of your roadtrips! We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have and we’ll get you on your way with the best products possible for you.

 

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Things You Need to Know About Window Tint

Drying Time

Your new window film will take about 3 to 5 days to fully dry, sometimes a lot longer depending on film brand, type, and weather conditions. Until this time your tinted windows may appear hazy or lumpy and it may seem like you have water bubbles. Do not roll your tinted windows down until fully dry!

Cleaning

Window Film may be cleaned with a soft clean cloth and alcohol based cleaner or plain water. Ammonia products should not be used! To avoid scratching the film, do not use bristle brushes, abrasive scrubbing sponges or any cleaning materials that may have been contaminated with dirt particles, as is commonly the case when washing interior and exterior windows with the same cleaning materials. Some brands of paper towels are coarse enough to put fine scratches in the film, even films with scratch resistant, protective hard coat finish. While these scratches may be too thin to be seen at the beginning, they can damage the polished look of the film over time.

Black Dotted Edges (Dot-Matrix)

Most cars have a black ceramic ‘frit’ edge on the rear window. Sometimes this ceramic edge is straight and flat, sometimes it will have a dotted edge. These black ceramic dots are quite thick on most cars and prevent the window film from sticking to the area between the dots. This results in a whitish looking strip trimming the glass. Typically this isn’t very noticeable, however some cars have a wide band of dots trimming the top of the rear window. This area is so wide that the whitish looking area created is more pronounced. Unfortunately, the effect is unavoidable.

Night time Defogger Distortion

At night you may notice that the light from headlights will reflect off of the defogger lines. This is caused by the film having to bend slightly around the raised defogger line, varies from car to car, and there is nothing that can be done about it. 

Seat Belt Chips

Caution should be used when releasing seat belts. Small chips can be made in the window film due to the seat belt hitting the glass as it is released. This is not covered by warranty.

Imperfections

Though we strive for perfection in our installations, due to the nature of the product, some degree of dust contamination and/or minor imperfections are present in every window film application. Also, pre-existing flaws or scratches and metal deposits on the glass are often much more noticeable after the windows are tinted. 

If you have any questions about getting your windows tinted, please contact us or stop by one of our stores to see tint shade samples and get more info!

 

 

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Window Tint in the Winter

Thinking about getting your windows tinted?

Window tint helps block the Sun’s harmful UV rays, reduces glare, helps the driver with visibility and aids in the protection of the car’s interior. Plus, it can strengthen the windows in case of a break or shatter, can reduce the risk of theft, and adds a sense of style to any car.

Understanding the Process

The window tinting process starts with us cleaning your windows inside and out. Then, the film is cut to the exact size of the car’s window. Our trained installers will place the film on the window and then work to remove any bubbles, wrinkles, or other imperfections, all while making sure it’s a perfect fit. After this, the film needs time to set and cure. For best results, we recommend avoiding rolling your windows up and down for a few days after install just to be safe.

Window Tint in the Winter

With the mention of window tint protecting against the Sun, you might be thinking window tint is only useful in the summer, but you’d be wrong in this case. While UV exposure is the greatest in the summer, it isn’t nonexistent in the winter. UV rays reach Earth every day of the year, and Snow can reflect 85 – 90% of those rays too. So, it’s important to keep yourself and your car protected from those rays all year round.

Now you might be wondering how weather and time of year can affect the window tint install…

The spring brings rain, summer has high humidity, and the winter has ice and freezing temps, but if your install is done inside, away from the elements, it will turn out just fine! We bring your vehicle into our climate controlled garage, let it warm up to room temperature, and then install the film.  This guarantees that no matter what time of year it is, or what the weather is like, you’ll be getting a professional window tint installation.

Contact us today for more information and to schedule your installation!

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AudioControl’s LC2i

lc2i_topThe LC2i, is a compact, two-channel processor with active input circuitry, which allows it to accept speaker-level signals of up to 400 watts per channel from factory-installed source units or amplifiers.  It converts them to high-quality pre-amp signals that can then be directed to after-market processors and/or amplifiers. Users can enjoy maximum sound quality while maintaining the use of factory volume and steering wheel controls.

lc2iWho is the LC2i for?

Anyone who does not want to give up their factory dash controls but wants great sound. Car makers these days are incorporating all sorts of convenience features into the factory head units that consumers do not want to give up. In addition, they are making the head unit a more integral part of the dash, even integrating heater/AC, and other control functions, into the sound systems. The LC2i allows that customer to improve the sound system without disturbing any of the factory features and functions.

Key Features

  • Two Channels of Active Speaker Level inputs (Up to 400 Watts RMS/Ch)
  • AccuBASS™ equalization to correct bass roll-off in factory systems
  • Threshold and Boost controls for AccuBASS™ optimization
  • Selectable GTO™ Auto sensing turn-on circuit (no remote wire needed)
  • 9.5 volt preamp output w/level matching controls

lc2i_inputsKey Benefits

  • Great sound from factory install audio systems
  • No sacrificing of factory features like Nav, On-Star, Bluetooth, etc.
  • AccuBASS™ gives rock solid bass at all volume levels despite factory limitations
  • High voltage preamp helps every amplifier to perform to its maximum
  • Compact chassis for quick unobtrusive installation

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How to Shop for a Remote Starter

So you’ve decided you’re done with getting into a cold car and done with scraping your windshield in the winter – you’ve made the right decision! Getting a remote car starter installed can save you from battling the cold weather every time you go to get in your car. (P.S. You can use one in the summer to crank the A/C too!) But maybe you’re not sure where to start shopping for one? We can help! Here’s a few tips and things to think about while you’re shopping for a remote start.

Where to Buy?

The most important thing about getting a remote start installed is finding a place that can do it. This is definitely not a DIY install so you’ll want someone professional and guaranteeexperienced. You’ll want to put your car in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing when it comes to installing this equipment. Not to brag, but we’ve been installing in the 12V industry for over 38 years and our experienced install technicians are fully trained and equipped to handle your vehicle properly. Plus, we offer a lifetime workmanship guarantee on all of our installations.

Consider Your Car

While many different remote start brands and models are available not all are compatible with every vehicle.  Your vehicle may require additional parts (like a bypass unit) or additional labor to make a remote start work properly. Features like factory security systems, push button starts, and standard transmissions are all factors in considering which remote start will work with your vehicle. We’re always happy to discuss any additional components that may or may not be needed to make a remote start work for your vehicle.

remote-starter-rangeRemote Start Range

Ask yourself where you’ll be starting your car from? It matters because different remote starts have different ranges. Will you be starting your car from inside your house right next to your driveway? Or maybe from your office while your car is parked in the back of the big office lot? You’ll want to make sure you purchase one that will work when you need it to. (Read more about Remote Start Range on our Blog Here.)

Consider Price

It’s true what they say, you get what you pay for. And what you should be paying for is high quality technology and knowledgeable installation. So it may not be best to go with the cheapest price you find. Maybe you’re shopping around online, that’s smart to research, but you might not be seeing an accurate price. Some retailers online don’t include the price of installation, or the price of any additional parts your specific vehicle may need. And some low cost models might not have the range you’ll need. When it comes to your car, don’t cut corners, invest in what you’re installing in it. We’ll be happy to walk you through our pricing structure and we’ll always be upfront about if your vehicle needs additional parts and additional costs. (We’ll be honest, most newer vehicles do require some extra attention, so don’t always assume the price you see online is 100% accurate.)

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You’ve gotten this far, decided to get a remote start and maybe you’ve even picked out a model. The next step is to install it, but when? Simply put, do it now. Install it now before this winter hits, before you’ve scraped your first window for the year, and before the first snow flake falls. Be prepared, it’s that simple! It’ll benefit you to do it now not only because you’ll beat the weather, but you’ll also beat the rush of people who realize they need a remote start too when the weather turns. Once the frost starts coming every morning our install garage fills up quickly with remote start installations every day, so schedule your vehicle now.  

 

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Leather vs. Cloth Vehicle Interior

Pretty much everyone has an opinion on which is better; leather or cloth seats.  If you’re still deciding or thinking about upgrading your interior with Katzkin Leather installed by us, then let’s discuss a few pros and cons. 

col-13-1-traverse-zoom-d-ts1383113389Leather Interior Pros:

  • Simply put, it’s luxurious, whether it’s your own opinion or just its reputation.
  • And the smell…admit it, there’s nothing like it.
  • Most top notch leathers are comfortable, soft, and supple.
  • Easy to clean accidental liquid spills or wipe up crumbs from too (those with children might understand all too well!)
  • Adds to a vehicle’s resale value

Leather Interior Cons:

  • Leather is significantly more expensive than cloth.
  • Too hot or too cold seats. (But hey, that’s what seat heat and cooling systems are for, right?)
  • While yes, it’s easy to clean, it also has to be maintained. If you don’t pay enough attention to your leather, over time it can harden, crack, and show wear.

Cloth Interior Pros:

  • vacuum-being-used-on-car-seatCloth is more affordable than leather. (Yes, we said leather is comfortable too – a pro for both!) No sticking to the seat, or sliding around like with leather.
  • The temperature of the seat won’t fluctuate with the weather. Cloth seats don’t swing from one temperature extreme to the other.
  • Low maintenance. Regular vehicle vacuuming can basically do the trick for regular up keep.

Cloth Interior Cons:

  • They stain more easily and can be difficult to clean. Depending on the circumstance, cloth seats could need to be steam cleaned.
  • The ‘new car’ smell doesn’t last. Cloth absorbs odor and can give your vehicle certain unpleasant scents if not careful.
  • Doesn’t really affect resale value compared to leather

11822960_866564963398824_3404796051513168088_oWe can’t tell you which one to choose for your vehicle, it truly is a personal preference and depends heavily on your lifestyle and purpose of the vehicle.  What we can guarantee is if you choose to install new Leather interior by Katzkin you’ll know you’re getting the best quality and the best install around. Contact us today to talk options for your vehicle, including custom colors, materials, and event accent stitching. We’ll be happy to help you build your dream leather interior.

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Pioneer Safe & Sound Tour 2016

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Driving safe is not only smart, it’s cool. With another school year starting and students back in class, we’ve partnered with Pioneer and New Albany High School to promote safe driving among teens at last week’s Varsity football game against Gahanna-Lincoln! With technological advancements in car entertainment,

such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Pioneer’s exclusive AppRadio Mode, and Bluetooth for hands free calling and audio streaming, drivers will be less distracted with text messages and calls, and more focused on the road. 

We set up a ‘tailgate’ area in front New Albany High School where attendees could check out our demo vehicles, including a jeep equipped with a Playstation, snap a pic in the photo booth (provided by greatphotobooth.com), play street hockey or football toss, and take a chance at a prize by spinning our prize wheel! 

 

 

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Rockford Fosgate 2016 Road to Sturgis Promotion

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Rockford Fosgate wants to help you prepare for your ride to the 76th Annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™. They’ve teamed up with Bell Helmets, Bell-Ray Lubricants, Bagger Nation, and The Good Ride for three great prize packs in the 2016 Road To Sturgis Promotion! Between now and Aug. 19, 2016 you can enter to win a motorcycle system for your Harley-Davidson®.

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CLICK HERE for more info and ENTER TO WIN!

Looking to upgrade your ride? Now you can save while adding those new speakers or amp! This month (8/2016) only save 10% on Rockford Fosgate Motorcycle Audio Equipment at our Stores!

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Football, Bourbon, & Brew

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Prepare for the biggest tailgate this fall with 97.1 The Fan and Columbus Car Audio‘s FOOTBALL, BOURBON & BREW presented by Local Waste Services on Saturday, September 17th at Express Live! The day will feature craft beer and bourbon tastings, autograph sessions, live broadcasts of 97.1 The Fan’s Pre-Game and Tailgate Shows, food trucks, Scoonie Penn’s “Cornhole 4 Cancer” tournament and so much more.  Benefiting the 2nd & 7 Foundation.

Day Of Timeline 

11am: Doors Open
11:30am: Food Trucks OPEN!
12pm: Scoonie Penn’s Cornhole 4 Cancer Tournament Begins
1pm: Craft Beer & Bourbon Tasting, and Autograph Signings Begin
2pm: 97.1 The Fan Pre-Game Show LIVE
4pm: 97.1 The Fan Tailgate Show LIVE
6:30pm: Trivia Game LIVE on Stage
7:30pm: Kickoff of the BIG GAME! 

 

Proceeds from this event will benefit the 2nd & 7 Foundation.  The 2nd & 7 Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio.  Three former Ohio State university football players, Luke Fickell, Ryan Miller and Mike Vrabel, started the foundation in 1999.  Inspired by their involvement in various community outreach programs as student athletes, they decided to continue making a difference by promoting literacy and providing positive role models for children in Central Ohio.

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5th Annual Tent Sale

Tent Sale Web Headerno dealsOur 5th Annual Tent Sale held on 7/15/16 and 7/16/16 was one of our biggest and busiest days of the year, and we hope you were able to stop by!

Not only did we have special prices and discounts on all products, but on Saturday 7/16 at our Morse Road store Pioneer, Rockford Fosgate, Kenwood, and Hertz were all on site with awesome Demo Vehicles and Roosters stopped by to bring everyone Lunch!

 

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Radar Detector FAQ

Investing in a radar detector can give you freedom while you drive; no more stressing about unwanted and unnecessary tickets.

These devices can detect the frequencies being emitted from radar guns and signal you while driving when there is radar technology in the area.  If used appropriately, they can be useful tools that can send reminders that people need to slow down, as well as encourage safer driving.

Types of Detectors:

  1. Corded Detectors: Windshield mounted via suction cups and are plugged into a 12V outlet
  2. Cordless Detectors: Can easily be moved from one vehicle to another and have a cleaner look than corded models, and run off of batteries
  3. Remote(Hidden) Mount Detectors: Permanently and typically custom installed into your vehicle, virtually undetectable and invisible

FAQ About Radar Detectors:

  1. Are they illegal?  No, not illegal.  They are legal for non-commercial vehicles in 49 states.
  2. What’s the major differences between portable and remote detectors?  Portable units mount on your windshield and are powered by a 12V outlet. Remote units feature a front and/or rear mounted receiver for exceptional performance, along with audio and visual warnings. 
  3. Are radar jammers the same thing?  A radar jammer blocks the signals from a radar gun so that the police officer can’t get a reading on you.  A radar detector just signals you when radar is in use in your vicinity.  Jamming radar is a federal offense and prohibited nationwide.   
  4. Don’t radar detectors just encourage speeding?  They’re not meant to promote unsafe driving. These devices are best used by safe drivers who find themselves going a little too fast sometimes. They’re to help detect law enforcement technology and remind you to pay attention to speed limits.
  5. If the weather is bad, will a detector actually work? Yes, this equipment isn’t affected by bad weather. Radar frequencies can travel through rain and snow.
  6. Does having a radar detector mean I’ll never get a ticket again? No, don’t stop being a cautious driver just because you have a detector. Technology advances every day and radar is not the only way police can catch a speeder. The only sure way to avoid getting a speeding ticket is to not speed.

A radar detector is definitely not a DIY installed product. Please save yourself from headaches and vehicle damage by having your detector installed by us.  We can help you choose the best one for your needs and answer any more questions about radar and laser protection you might have. 

 

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How to Choose a Radar Detector

alaska-highway-panorama_966x242The freedom to relax, drive with confidence, and not worry as much about an unwanted ticket – that’s what an investment in a radar detector can give you. But, what should you look for when you’ve decided to purchase one?

How Radar Detectors Work

speeding.ticket.6-640x424Police radar guns “see” a vehicle by transmitting a microwave pulse. Then they make use of the Doppler Effect: the frequency of the transmitted pulse is compared to the frequency of the reflection, and speed is calculated by using the difference between them. The idea behind radardetectors is they look for radar “beams” and find them before than can return a strong enough reflection to “illuminate” you. Radar detectors are essentially microwave radio receivers that make noise or flash lights when they sense an incoming signal on specific frequencies.

Types of Detectors:

  1. Corded Detectors: Windshield mounted via suction cups and are plugged into a 12V outlet
  2. Cordless Detectors: Can easily be moved from one vehicle to another and have a cleaner look than corded models, and run off of batteries
  3. Remote(Hidden) Mount Detectors: Permanently and typically custom installed into your vehicle, virtually undetectable and invisible

Important Features to Look for:

  • City Modes: This will reduce the range or sensitivity so that you get fewer false alerts.
  • Directional Awareness: Know exactly where the police are at all times. Dual radar receivers provide increased range to keep you protected.
  • 360 Laser Detection: A detector with one laser sensor can detect in front of you, but not behind you or off to the sides. 360-degree laser detection systems use two sensors to look for pulses all around you. A system with 360 functionality tend to be more reliable, but sometimes costlier too.
  • mm360heroVisual and/or Auditory Alerts: A voice or LED light alerts you that your radar detector has picked something up. With these alerts you don’t have to take your eyes off the road to look at the display.
  • GPS: Some GPS radar detectors can be programmed to “remember” areas that you drive past and alert you when they are approaching. If you drive past an area with a suddenly steep drop in the speed limit, the detector can warn you ahead of time so you can adjust your driving accordingly. Or you can program it to remind you of areas where there are red-light or speed cameras or frequent speed traps
  • Smartphone Compatibility: Integrate your radar detector with your smartphone using an Android or iOS App. These apps work to give you alerts provided by other app users, or highlight law enforcement areas others have encountered. There are also radar detectors that transmit alerts directly to your smartphone.
  • K-Band Sensitivity: If it’s been aimed at you, your speed has been measured by the time the detector alerts you. If it is being used to target vehicles ahead of you, a detector with a sensitive K-Band reception will alert you. High K-band sensitivity allows manufacturers to promote a detector as giving Instant-On Protection.

Whatever features you find most important to the way you drive, we can help you choose the best radar detector system for you.  Stop by one of our stores today and we can walk through all the options and installation for your vehicle. 

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QFM 96.3 Bike Night at Scioto Downs

Hopefully you’ve caught us at Scioto Downs for the weekly QFM 96.3 Bike Night every Thursday from 7-9pm Hosted by Kristie Kemper on the Budweiser Party Patio! We typically set up and show off some of the bikes we’ve added sound systems or custom lighting to, give out koozies, and register everyone to win one of two $2000 Rockford Fosgate Motorcycle Audio Sound System Upgrades with Installation! This past week on June 30, 2016 we gave away the first of those Audio systems! Take a look at some of the fun we have, and maybe we’ll see you at the next Bike Night!

Bike Nights run from May 12 – September 15 at El Dorado Scioto Downs!

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Don’t Leave These Things in a Hot Vehicle

 Summer-Car-CareIt’s the first day of summer and that means the sun and heat has officially arrived! That also means taking care of the interior of your vehicle. When your car is parked all day while you’re at work, or even just while you’re in the grocery store; you know it’s going to be hot when you get back in it. If the temperature outside is in the 90s, your vehicle’s interior can reach well beyond 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  You may not have thought of this before, but there are certain things that shouldn’t be left in a hot vehicle.

  • Wax Items: Seems like a no-brainer right? Just don’t leave a candle to melt, right? Wrong.  Items that shouldn’t be left behind include lipstick, chap sticks, sunscreens, lotions, and crayons too. Imagine any of those melting into your upholstery or the carpet, and it’s not a pretty sight.
  • Aerosol Cans: These things have warning labels for a reason.  When the temperature of a can of say WD-40 or hairspray gets to a certain level, the gasses inside can combust and create an explosion. That’s right, an explosion, inside your vehicle, not to mention the dangerous fumes they can give of too.
  • Can Soda: These definitely don’t do well in high temperatures. The carbonation within an unopened can acts as a gas and expands as the temperature heats up; causing an explosion that will leave your interior a sugary mess.
  • Gum and Candy: Maybe you’ve thought of this one, because you know how candies melt just in your pocket or in your hand. Now imagine that sticky, gooey, or chocolatey mess in your car seats.  Do a check of under OCFIAT4-1all the seats to make sure a stray treat hasn’t hidden itself away just to make a big mess later.
  • Dairy Products: Probably an item that you don’t always have in your car anyway, but what if you lose a carton of milk or a yogurt out of your grocery bag one day? Give it a bit in the heat and you’ll know because of the foul odor that will be spread throughout your vehicle. Make sure you have all your items when getting groceries out of your vehicle, and make sure a little one hasn’t dropped or left behind their drink or snack.

Hopefully you’ve never had to clean up a mess made by any of the above, but if you have, you’re probably not alone.  As the summer sun and heat increases its intensity keep an eye out for any of these items in your vehicle and prevent a headache later on.

**Note: We’ve written this blog post highlighting the everyday things that can cause a mess in a warm vehicle.  We’ve also written this while keeping in mind that it is a basic fact that Children and Animals should NEVER be left in a vehicle unattended.

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MESA Money Summer Discount

Get 18 months Deferred Interest!

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Now’s the time to make that upgrade that you’ve been putting off – when you use our official financing option, you’ll get 18 months deferred interest! Been thinking about getting your windows tinted? A new radio with navigation? or maybe a remote start to keep your car cool in the summer heat? Get it all with 18 months deferred interest! 

Valid on purchases made with MESA Money (our official financing option) between 6/1/16 and 6/30/16 only. Don’t miss this opportunity to get everything on your car’s wishlist!

Click HERE to apply or text ‘AUDIO’ to 97788 and follow prompts to apply

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Pioneer Connect Smart Mail in Rebate

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Receive a $150 Pioneer Visa® Prepaid Card for the purchase of an AVIC-8200NEX, or a $100 Visa Prepaid Card for the purchase of an AVIC-7200NEX/AVIC-5200NEX/AVH-4200NEX/SPH-DA120 (AppRadio 4), or a $75 Visa Prepaid Card for the purchase of an AVIC-6200NEX from May 6, 2016 through July 31, 2016!

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2016 QFM96 Ultimate Garage Giveaway

Ultimate-Garage-1240x800-with-Logo-620x400Were you at last weekend’s QFM96 Ultimate Garage Giveaway Party? We were! We gave away a remote start and window tint installation to the lucky winner!

Congratulations to Joe Studley of Upper Arlington for winning the 2016 Qfm96 Ultimate Garage! 

View more details on the QFM96 Website.

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Sirius XM Kenwood Promo

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Purchase an eligible Kenwood radio & SiriusXM SXV300V1 between now and 7/17/16 and receive a $100 SiriusXM Rewards Visa Prepaid Card!

Contact us for more info on getting this deal for yourself!

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Amplifier Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I shop for an Amplifier?

Make sure to match the power output of the amplifier to the power handling of your speakers. If your front and rear speakers have slightly different power handling ratings, use the lower rating and find an amplifier that comes close to that.

Max Power, Peak Power or RMS Rating?

We suggest looking at the RMS power rating on amplifiers and speakers.  Some manufacturers use terms like Peak Power or Max Power but neither of these reflect the true performance as well as the RMS rating.

Can I amplify my factory speakers?

img_hcp1dAdding an amplifier to factory speakers isn’t always a good idea.  The vehicle manufacturer selected these speakers, meaning they weren’t high on the priority list, and they may have some characteristic that makes them incompatible with aftermarket amplifiers.  If you’re wanting better sound and thinking of an amplifier, it’s good to upgrade to powerful and compatible speakers as well.

Don’t factory stereos come with built in amplifiers – Why would I need one?

Yes, most factory stereos come with some built in amplifier action, but they’re not powerful enough to produce adequate sound at louder volumes without distortion. Bass especially suffers, since it takes even more power to produce lower frequencies than higher ones. To get better overall sound, adding an amplifier is key

Do I need an amplifier if I’ve upgraded my speakers?

visual1Even if you’ve upgraded your car’s sound system with the very latest head unit and speakers, it won’t make much difference to your overall sound if you’re not providing it with enough power. 

How many channels do I need?

It really depends on what you want to power or how many speakers you need to power. Amplifiers are categorized by the number of ‘channels’, or speakers, they can power. A one-channel, or mono amplifier, can power a single speaker. (Standardly used to power a subwoofer). Two-channel amplifiers can power two speakers, and you can guess how many speakers a four-channel amplifier can power. (It’s four!) There are also five-250x4channel amplifiers that can power your entire system (2 front speakers, 2 rear speakers, and a sub).

If I add an amplifier and new speakers, do I have to get a new head unit too?

Not if you don’t want to. If you’d prefer to keep the factory look to your vehicle, you can certainly just upgrade your speakers and add an amplifier to improve your sound. In fact, many amplifiers can actually integrate with factory radios.

Next Steps…

No matter what questions you might have, we’re here to help! Contact us or visit one of our stores today to speak to an expert who can help you navigate the amplifier buying process. We can answer any questions, explain any process, and even give suggestions on the best amplifier upgrade for your vehicle.

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A Subwoofer For You!

Subwoofer upgradeA Subwoofer Upgrade is For You!

Auto manufacturers have actually made great strides in improving the overall quality of factory audio systems. Despite this, most music lovers would agree that the majority of stock sound systems could benefit from more and better bass.

While not everyone wants a ‘boom car’ with a trunk full of subwoofers, adding a bit of bass is one of the most significant improvements you can make to your factory system. Adding a subwoofer can actually be quite easy too; thanks to simple upgrades that can work with most vehicles.

Amplified Subwoofers: These all-in-one subwoofer enclosures offer the convenience of built in power Stealthbox Jeep Grand Cherokeematched to the subwoofer specs. In most cases, the built in amp features speaker level inputs that are required for integration with factory systems.

Vehicle Specific Subwoofers: One drawback of a subwoofer is the inevitable loss of cargo space when using a proper enclosure. Enter vehicle specific subwoofers, which are made specifically to fit in discreet corners and spaces of designated vehicles.  Not only do you get a perfect fit suwoofer, it’s also tuned specifically to your vehicle.

JL Audio’s Stealthbox subwoofer line includes more than 100 vehicle specific
enclosures. JL Audio designs Stealthboxes after evaluating potential mounting
locations and analyzing the acoustics of the target vehicle to choose the best
Subwoofer Upgradeenclosure type (sealed or ported).

Pre-Fabricated Enclosed Subwoofers: Already pre-mounted in a box designed to accommodate the subwoofer.  These typically come in different sizes and shapes so you can choose the best fit for your vehicle and space.

Next Steps

Maybe you’re not sure which subwoofer is right for you? We can help! Come talk to us about what you’re hoping to get out of your sound system and we can work together on options to get you there.  Whether you’re looking for vehicle specific ease or a fully custom designed system, we can help build you the system of your dreams!

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Upgrading Your Car Stereo

Car Stereo Upgrade LifestyleThe Basics; Upgrading Your Car Stereo

Car stereos direct from the factory just aren’t very good.  Think about it; car manufacturers make cars, not stereos.  Factory systems are typically designed poorly and made with cheap materials. Yes, technically, you can still listen to your music, but it probably doesn’t sound too great.

There are tons of aftermarket products that are made specifically for improving a car stereo. (Hey, we’ve made a business out of it!) Not every vehicle needs to replace all of its factory components, but there are common pieces that more than likely need upgraded.

What to Upgrade

Apple CarPLay Car Stereo UpgradeReplace Your Head Unit: It’s what allows you to play music, make phone calls, navigate and more. You can start by replacing the heart of your car’s sound system. Factory head units are very basic and aren’t powerful enough to give you crisp quality sound. Aftermarket head units are equipped with advanced features like built in navigation, Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM and more!

Kenwood Scion Car Stereo UpgradeUpgrade Your Speakers: It’s your door speakers and tweeters that dictate how clear and full your car’s sound is. Factory speakers typically can’t deliver good sound quality due to poor manufacturing. Aftermarket speakers are built with the highest quality materials for better sound performance. Take some time to listen to different car audio brands’ speakers and then choose the size that fits your vehicle. 

Get a Subwoofer: These speakers are meant to cover the lower end frequencies in your music.  Subwoofers are available in different sizes depending on how you want your music Untitled-1to sound. If you want a full-bodied sound from your music, then adding a subwoofer is key.

Add an Amplifier: Without sufficient power, subwoofers and speakers are pretty worthless. Adding an external amp to your system can give you the power you need to get the most of out your speakers and subs and get a sound that your factory head unit won’t be able to produce.

Next Steps

Sure, you may have heard of all the things listed above that could improve your sound, but maybe you don’t know how to shop for them? That’s where we can definitely help. Not only do we sell the best bands in car audio, but we know what we’re talking about and how to install them.  Visit us with your vehicle and we can discuss what you want your music to sound like and come up with a plan so you can get the most out of your car stereo.

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Why Window Tint is For You!

Window Tint PercentsWindow Tint is the Perfect Accessory for Your Vehicle!

Window tint is a process where a thin sheet of film is applied to a vehicle’s window. Below are some benefits of Window Tinting:

  1. Window tinting protects you from the sun – it blocks up to 60% of the sun’s heat and blocks 98% of damaging 2016 Civic Window Tint Gloss Black Vinyl Roofultraviolet (UV) rays. It not only protects your vehicle’s interior, but also your skin from sun damage.
  2. More privacy – window tint film keeps people on the outside from being able to look into the vehicle’s interior; lessening the chance that a thief will see something they like and break in.
  3. It can prevent shattering glass – if you ever get into a collision, the film can help keep the window from separating and shattering.
  4. You’ll be fighting global warming – when your windows are tinted, you will have a cooler car, allowing you to use less energy to cool the vehicle on hot summer days.
  5. Safer Driving – tint reduces the glare from the sun, snow, and headlights.

We also offer Lifetime Limited Warranties against peeling, cracking, and fading.  Contact us today to get more information on window tint for your vehicle!

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Reasons To Ride a Motorcycle

Motorcycle-RideWhat’s Riding a Motorcycle All About?

Do you ride? If you answered yes, then you probably understand – riding a motorcycle can be more of a lifestyle than an activity.  If you answered no, you’ve probably still been passed by one on the highway and wondered (or dreamed of) what it’s all about.

Here are a few reasons people ride:

  • Fuel Savings – The fact that bikes can get more than double the fuel economy and have a lower environmental impact of cars is no secret, they’re serious money savers when it comes to gasoline. Some bikes can get 50-70 mpg, and it’s no wonder people ride them for their daily commutes.
  • Easy Parking and Commuting – It’s a given that motorcycles are smaller than cars, making it easier to maneuver and park in tight spaces. Some states even allow bikes to ride between lanes, so getting stuck in traffic can be eliminated.  With a motorcycle you can cut down on your commute time and often even be treated to designated bike only parking spaces.
  • Motorcycle RiderFellowship – Riding definitely comes with a sense of belonging. From being part of an actual motorcycle club/organization down to simply a ‘wave’ at a passing rider, it all adds up to a community bond.
  • Individuality – Yes, riding a motorcycle is one of those things that comes with a huge sense of community, but also lets you be uniquely and unapologetically yourself. Typically expressed through personal style or the customization you’ve done (or plan to do) to your bike.
  • For the Thrill of it! – Nothing feels quite like riding a motorcycle and being at one with a two wheeled machine. The risks involved sometimes even heighten the enjoyment. The sense of freedom and adventure feels more complete on two wheels and remember, it’s about the ride not just the destination.

Columbus Car Audio MotorcycleSo…what’s your reason for riding?

 

Whether you’ve identified with one (or all!) of the reasons above, or you’ve got your own motives for riding, we can help you customize your bike.  From custom fairing and sound systems, to security systems and lighting effects, we can help you achieve whatever you’re looking for.  Talk to one of our experts today to start your journey.

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Choose Us for Your Boat Audio

Is it Columbus Car Audio or Columbus Boat Audio?

Columbus Car Audio Marine Boat AudioYes, we’re best known for our car audio and electronic installations, but we have plenty of products and experience with boat audio too! We stock a wide variety of marine grade equipment from Wet Sounds, JL Audio, and Rockford Fosgate.  Equipment includes CD receivers, speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers, and more. When you choose to upgrade your boat’s audio system with us, you get the peace of mind that comes from our more than 30 years of installation experience (yes, including boats) so we’ve come to know what works and what doesn’t.

WetSounds Marine Audio ComboWhy You Should Choose Us?

  1. We’ve been installing sound systems and accessories on boats almost as long as we’ve been around!
  2. We offer the best products and trusted brands! (Including Wet Sounds, JL Audio, Rockford Fosgate)
  3. We’ll custom install your system, depending on what you’re looking to get out of your sound and where you want it on your boat.
  4. Our product knowledge sets us apart! We know what works, either from trial by error (ha!) or from our years of experience in the audio industry.
  5. We get that marine audio is different than car audio. Our experts understand they are different environments, different acoustics, and plan and tune these systems accordingly.

Marine AudioGet It Installed!

We invite you to stop by one of our locations today to ask us any questions you might have about adding a new sound system to your boat.  We can help you choose the best products for your needs and get you ready to part on the water!

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Rockford Fosgate RZR Specific

product_image_header-2014_motorsports_action_sub_980x357Polaris RZR is one of the most popular ATVs around, and Rockford Fosgate knows it – that’s why they’ve introduced the new RZR specific Audio Systems!

RF1Everything is better when you add in great music (and great sound) but this great music isn’t always easy to get on the go.  Sure, our cars, our everyday drivers, might have good sound systems, but you’re not always in your car, are you? No! Now you can take your favorite music and great sound with you wherever you go – even off roading.

Rockford Fosgate offers you four packages to choose from, so you can select the right audio system for the way you use your ATV. Upgrade the radio with Stage 1, go completely all out with speakers, subwoofers and amps in Stage 4, or find something in between.

Stage1Stage 1

Already have speakers? The Stage 1 kit contains a PMX-2 digital media receiver and a custom dash kit. It mounts in place of the center pocket using the existing mounting holes.

Stage2Stage 2

Step up a stage and get the digital media receiver and kit, plus a pair of powerful 6-1/2″ speakers, rugged speaker enclosures, and a wiring harness.

 

stage3Stage 3

Stage 3 adds a 300-watt speaker amp, a 10″ sub and enclosure, and a 300- watt sub amp, plus mounting plates for the amps.

 

stage4Stage 4

The complete pacakge! Adding a set of 6-1/2″ rear speakers makes this system awesome. Includes enclosures and a wiring harness.

Will if fit your Polaris RZR?

We can help you find the one right for yours! Contact us today to find out which would fit yours and the options you have for upgrading your ATV today. 

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Pioneer ARC App

 

NEW! Introducing the Pioneer ARC App!

Pioneer ARC AppPioneer’s new ARC (Advanced Remote Control) app will enable users to control and play various music sources and apps in their smart phone. The app’s large icons and touch and swipe interface makes it easy to switch music source and songs. It will also enable users to manage their contacts / calls and control selected 3rd party apps like navigation to get turn-by-turn guidance through the car speakers. The addition of this ARC to Pioneer systems is a great step ahead towards integrating user friendly smart phones with the in car entertainment systems.

The app can be connected to the unit using the usual USB cable that ships with every smart phone, the other end of which can be connected with the Unit’s USB port. No extra cables are required to be bought to use the app features. The app can be downloaded through the Apple iTunes store or Google Play.

Pioneer ARC App is compatible with these models: DEH-X2800UI, DEH-X3800UI, DEH-X3800S, MVH-X380BT, DEH-X4800BT, DEH-X5800HD, DEH-X6800BT

 

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Mobile Entertainment for your Car

Perhaps you don’t think you need mobile video in your vehicle, but long roadtrips go more smoothly with a backseat entertainment system for the kids! There are a few options when it comes to adding mobile video, it can be a straightforward upgrade or even a customized install.ADV49_1

Drop Down Video Monitors – probably the easiest way to add entertainment to your vehicle.  A monitor with a built in DVD player is installed in the ceiling of the vehicle.  These come in a few select colors and typically between 8 and 10” screens.

AVXMTGHR1D_1Replacement Headrest Monitors – Just like it sounds, replace your current headrests with ones that have built in monitors and DVD players.  With headrests, you have the options of having one shared DVD player or two separate ones, in case your backseat passengers can’t agree on what to watch.  These come in a few select colors and typically 7 or 8” screens, with HDMI input available as well.

Advent HR7008BLACK3-4.Custom Factory Interior Match Headrest Monitors – Go with this option if you want to keep the exact factory look, color, and feel of your vehicle’s interior while adding video. Like the above, these are replacement headrests, but are exact factory color matched for your vehicle. These have 7 or 8” screens, option of one or two DVD players, with HDMI input available as well.

Advent HeadphonesHeadphones – The easiest way for your backseat passengers to listen to their movie or show.  They’ll be able to beat the road noise, or other passenger chatter by being fully immersed in their video’s sound. (Plus – it’s one less distraction for the Driver! You can still listen to your music, or carry on your own conversation while the kids stay happy.)

Some may argue that just adding an iPad or tablet holder in a vehicle is an easier andless invasive way to get mobile video, but we don’t recommend that. An installed system is always there, available, and ready to use, while an iPad or tablet would need charged, or even connected to WiFi, Audiovox2009Travers_10D023Cwhich isn’t always available. An installed system is also made to be part of and left in a vehicle, where there can be dangers associated with leaving a table sitting in a car during extreme weather.  Keep in mind too, that one tablet might not be able to entertain more than one child.

Let us help you choose which mobile video is right for you.  We can discuss all the options available for your vehicle and can start making your roadtrips even better for all on board!

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5 Spring Break Road Trip Ideas

road-wallpapersThe chilly weather is on its way out, the days are getting longer, and everyone is looking to overcome their cabin fever.  That’s right, it’s Spring Break time! We’ve compiled a few road trip destination ideas (in no particular order) to help you choose which road to travel.

New Orleans, Louisiana: A one-of-a-kind city everyone should experience. One of the oldest cities in the U.S., New Orleans boasts eye catching architecture, delicious Cajun cuisine, and is known as the birthplace of jazz.

Chicago, Illinois: A city with something for everyone! Take in a great view from the Sears Tower, check out thecoast of Lake Michigan, or visit their two renowned zoos.  Or take in some Blues music in the home of the Blues.

GPS email imageBoston, Massachusetts: This city offers tons of historical sights, and world class museums.  For the adult travelers, Boston is also known for their abundance of Irish pubs.

Las Vega, Nevada: Definitely known for the gambling, but even if you don’t gamble there’s plenty to see and do. This city offers a variety of live entertainment, but concerts, magic shows, to Cirque Du Soleil.  There’s also nearby Red Rock Canyon for hike lovers, and the Hoover Dam isn’t a far drive at all.

Washington, DC: Plenty of unique sight-seeing options here, The White House, Lincoln Memorial, The Capitol, and Smithsonian Museums. Plus, this Audiovox2009Travers_10D023Ctime of year (March into April) check out the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Wherever you’re looking to go, let us help get you there.  From mobile video installation to keep the little ones entertained, to in dash GPS navigation so you’ll never get lost, let us make your next roadtrip an extraordinary one, no matter the destination. 

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Winter Road Salt and Paint Protection Film

24534079_bg1The snow has finally arrived in Central Ohio and with it the perils of driving in ice and slush, plus the aftermath of having your vehicle covered in road salt. 

Salting roads helps people travel more safely in the ice and snow. The salt lowers water’s freezing point preventing ice buildup on roadways, and helps to melt any ice already formed in below freezing temperatures.

While road salt is necessary for safe transportation in snow and ice, it is also extremely corrosive and over time can cause damage to your vehicle.  Think about when you drive on a treated roadway kicking up the salt and salt water.  Or when you drive behind or pass a salt truck, and see the salt flying out and bouncing down the road at you.  The drawback of winter road salt is that it can cause extensive damage to areas of your vehicle including the doors, fenders, hood, and undercarriage.

Our cars are typically one of the biggest investments we make in our lives and protecting them from the ravages of the road, like salt, is important.  Of course, vehicle accidents happen, but damage from road salt is one that can be prevented.

PPF-Install-6You might be wondering how you can prevent this damage? Well, you can obsessively go to car washes all winter long, but why do that when you can take pro-active action in protecting your investment by installing Paint Protection Film.

Paint Protection Film (PPF) or clear bra, is a thin layer of clear urethane that can be applied to areas of your vehicle that are at high risk for abrasions. (Like the door panels, fenders, mirrors – all those areas most likely to be affected by road salt).

PPF Facts:

  • It’s practically invisible, and won’t change the appearance of your vehicle
  • It’s durable, designed to withstand different temperatures and environments
  • It’s customized to fit your vehicle
  • It does not require any special maintenance
  • It protect your vehicle from scrapes, scuffs, insect stains, small rock damage, and of course, from winter road salt

Check out this video on how we install PPF and contact us today to start protecting your vehicle from unnecessary damage.

 

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Why Should I Care About Remote Car Starter Range?

CA6554 Lifestyle Page ImageIf you’re unfamiliar with remote car starters or have never owned one then range may not strike you as an important feature, but trust us, it is.

You may think that you only need a small amount of range since you’re only going to use it while your car is parked 100 feet from you in your ‘close to the house’ driveway.  For some this may be true, but really think…is that the only place you’ll want to use your remote car starter?  Sure it’s a given that a remote car starter is useful on a cold morning before you leave for work, but it’s also true that your car will need warmed up when you go to lunch, or before your commute home every afternoon. We can almost guarantee that once you get into a warmed up vehicle once, you’ll be hooked and want to use that remote start every chance you get.  

starterSo how much range is enough?  Start by thinking of all the places you will park your vehicle over the course of an average week.  Think of where your car sits for periods of time; work, church, school, the grocery store, the mall, etc.  You’ll want to use your remote car starter from those places too, so get a system with enough range to be able to.  

Inexpensive remote start systems usually don’t have great range, and it’ll benefit you in the long run to invest a little more in a better system.  Those high end systems typically have better operating frequencies and channels, giving them the power to work through commercial buildings and fight electrical interference.  You Photo, Automate, hand and remote in Snow Large 12-12can even get unlimited range by upgrading to a Smartphone remote start system, these will remote start your vehicle as long as your phone and car are in cell service, eliminating the worry of range.  

Range is a great thing to discuss with your salesperson when choosing a remote start, once we know where you’ll be using your system, we can suggest the best one for your needs. Visit us to see all the remote start systems we carry and get more information on which ones would work for you. 

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We Now Carry the 360 Fly!

360fly is a new camera that provides an innovative way to capture the world around you, and we’re proud to announce we now carry it!

tumblr_inline_nsbap9lrV01svjtl2_500Slightly larger than a golf ball, 360fly is a single-lens camera that captures scenes in a 360-degree video format that’s fully interactive. It packs high quality, 360-degree video into a lightweight, waterproof (down to 120 feet) and rugged design. With 360fly, you can capture your world, share to your favorite social media networks and immerse yourself in video that’s almost as good as being there. The camera is optimized for mobile devices, so it pairs with an iOS and Android app that allows the user to view, edit and share content immediately.

 

There is also a virtual reality component to 360 fly. When the mobile app is switched to ‘VR Mode’ and attached to a Google Cardboard viewing device, the user can view 360-degree content as virtual reality. 

“360 fly is nothing less than a game-changer for how consumers capture and share video content as well as democratizing virtual reality,” said Peter Adderton, 360 fly CEO. 

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Customize Your Remote Start

AA046865_22 copyYou’ve heard of a remote car starter, and that it starts your vehicle remotely with the push of a button.  But, did you know there are a lot more features you could be taking advantage of? 

Overview of Remote Car Starter Types

  • Basic One Button One Way Remote Starter: A simple remote starter with a one button remote that simply starts your vehicle.
  • Two Way Remote Starter: Available in one button and multiple button remotes, this type of remote starter sends a signal back to your remote confirming that your vehicle has started.
  • Smartphone Remote Starter: A remote starter controlled by your smartphone, the most advanced, typically featuring GPS, Lock/Unlock, and more. This system requires a monthly subscription fee.

Additional Features

You could be getting a lot more out of your remote car starter! We offer many extra features to add even more convenience to your daily drive. Keep in mind though not all add on features are compatible with every vehicle or every remote start system. This is something we can help you decide on and help you get the features you’re looking for. Features we offer include:

  • anti grind for emailAnti-Grind: Prevents accidental key starts when car is already running
  • Driver’s Door Priority Unlock: Allows you to unlock the driver’s door with one click of the remote and the passenger door with a second click
  • Trunk Release: Open the trunk of your vehicle with the remote start remote
  • Rear Defrost Activation: Allows your remote start system to activate your rear defrost
  • rear defrost for emailKeyless Unlock: This applies to one button models, allowing you to unlock your doors when the vehicle is running by using the remote start remote
  • Panic Mode: Allows for panic to be activated from the remote start remote and horn will sound on lock and unlock
  • Heated Seat Activation: Turns on your heated seats during remote start
  • Heated Seat ActivationSliding Door: Opens your sliding rear doors (for Mini Vans) from the remote start remote
  • Dome Light Activation: Turns on the interior dome light when unlocking he vehicle with the remote start remote
  • GPS Tracking: Available for some Smartphone remote starters with a service fee, allows you to track your vehicle if it ever gets stolen, or if you simply forgot where you parked
  • Maintenance Reminders: Available for some Smartphone remote starter with a service fee, allows you to check on the status of your vehicle and set reminders for things like oil change, or tire rotation

While most features are optional, there are certain instances were an add on is required. Manual

  • Factory Alarm Disarm: Some vehicle and remote start system combinations require that the factory security system be disabled for proper use of the remote start
  • Manual Transmission: Required to make a remote start function properly if your vehicle is a manual transmission

When you visit us to get more information on a remote start, our sales team will be happy to walk through all of the features available and determine the best remote start for you and your vehicle. Or fill out the Product Information Request Form below to reach us by email. 

*Remote start features can be added on at an additional cost.  Cost at time of remote start system install will be discounted vs. adding on at a later date. Not all add on features are compatible with every vehicle or every remote start system. Some remote start installations require a $100 bypass module and/or additional parts and labor.  Talk to a salesperson to get exact pricing and compatibility information for your vehicle.

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Rockford Amp that Doesn’t Require Battery Power

Image Source: Rockford Fosgate

Image Source: Rockford Fosgate

Rockford Fosgate showed at CES a mini amp that can sit behind car speakers in the door or just about anywhere to deliver power without the need for connecting the amp to the car’s battery.

The PM100X1 is a 100 Watt dynamic power mono amplifier that uses DC and AC voltages present on existing speaker outputs of a radio. This design allows connection to a speaker wire without directly connecting B+/GND to it, all while presenting a safe load to the OEM radio. It uses patent-pending FreeLoad technology that takes in a speaker-level audio signal for amplification and then stores unused voltage from the audio signal to deliver up to 100 watts RMS power at 2 ohms.

  • Patent Pending BTL Powered “Harvester” Technology
  • Harvests both B+ and Audio Signal From Standard Head
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    Unit Speaker Outputs
  • Uses Stored Energy from BTL Amplfier to Product Dynamic Power of Over 100W
  • Current Limited to Protect Head Unit for Both 4 Ohm and 2 Ohm Configurations
  • High Level Turn On
  • Optional B+ Connection for Non-Standard Speaker Outputs
  • Selectable 4 and 2 Ohm Play
  • 60, 80, and 100 Hz Selectable 12dB/Oct HP Butterworth Crossover
  • Small Stealth Package that Allows for Anywhere Installation
  • Pig Tail Conectivity for Easy Installation
  • Extruded Aluminum Heat Sink
  • Muted turn on
  • Thermal Protection
  • Short Circuit & Over Voltage Protection
  • Discrete surface mount technology
  • CEA-2006 Compliant & CE Compliant
  • Sold in pairs (left/right)

Source(s): CEoutlook, Rockford Fosgate

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