3 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Factory Radio

Not happy with your factory radio? We have good news: you can make a few changes and enjoy your radio more. You can easily upgrade your existing factory radio.

The most common issues car owners have with their factory stereos are:

  • Low quality sound
  • Not enough bass
  • No satellite radio

There are easy ways to solve these issues. Let’s take a look at three of them:

1. Upgrade Your Speakers

Speaker upgrade

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The factory speakers in many vehicles are made with extremely cheap materials. These include lightweight magnets and paper cones. While these speakers sound OK when brand new, they degrade fairly quickly. Speakers are usually very easy to replace.

When shopping for a set of replacement speakers, be sure to get a model-specific one to avoid running into any fitment issues.

2. Add a New Subwoofer (or Two)

Woofers

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Installing a subwoofer is a great way to add extra bass to your audio system without having to give up your factory controls. Many companies offer affordable subwoofers that are enclosed with an amplifier, so they’re about as ‘plug and play’ as you can get.

3. Install a VAIS Satellite Radio Adapter Kit

Vais kit

Satellite radio is great in that you get:

  • A ton of great commercial free music
  • Shows you can’t find anywhere else
  • Excellent sports broadcast coverage

That’s why a lot of car owners replace their factory stereo with an aftermarket one that has built-in satellite radio. A second option is installing a VAIS satellite radio adapter kit. A VAIS satellite radio adapter kit is either plugged into the factory USB port or installed behind the radio.

A stand-alone satellite radio and a satellite radio receiver unit come with a bunch of wires and will add a lot of clutter to your dash. A VAIS satellite radio adapter kit is the only integrated solution. It doesn’t require a separate control unit because it allows you to enjoy SiriusXM programs via your factory radio controls.

Please contact us with any questions you may have about installing a VAIS satellite radio adapter kit in your car.

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