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Audio Express Must-Have Car Accessories 2017

Five Must Have Car Accessories for 2017

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On July 28, 2017
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  • accessories, Audio Express, backup camera, camera, dash camera, dashcam, touch screen
If you’re looking for 2017’s must-have automotive technologies, Audio Express is the place to go. We have everything from car audio receivers with the latest technologies to the best safety and convenience gadgets. Here are five must-haves for 2017. Touchscreen Display Avoid the frustration of locating a small, barely illuminated button by upgrading to one of our many receivers with touchscreen display. With the Kenwood DDX-394-Sat receiver you get the advantage of a 6.2-inch touchscreen display along with dual phone Bluetooth connectivity and the satellite radio tuner included. If you’re looking for something with a smaller in-dash footprint, then the Jensen VX3014 Single Din Touchscreen Stereo is one of many options we carry with a motorized touchscreen that slides out to reveal a 7-inch touchscreen and access to all of your receiver technologies and apps like Pandora, Spotify and SiriusXM. Subwoofers If your stereo isn’t giving you the bass you desire, maybe it’s time to add a subwoofer or two. The Kicker 43CWRT122 12 Inch Comp Subwoofer is designed to conveniently fit any vehicle and pump 500 watts of sound, giving you the hard-hitting bass you want. Back-Up Camera If you’re tired of not knowing what’s behind you as you back out of the driveway, a back-up camera is just the tool you need. Easily able to send video to your touchscreen display, rearview mirror or even a stand-alone monitor, a back-up camera will provide you with peace of mind, knowing you can see the world behind your vehicle as you’re backing out or into a parking spot. Remote Start Get into your car comfortably in the blistering heat of summer or bitter cold of winter with remote start. With the ability to start your car from the comfort of your home or office, your car will be the perfect temperature when you are ready to get in. Dash Camera Whether you want to document your drive on a scenic highway or capture your rough off-road experience, a dash camera will record video of every trip without the bouncy motion-sickness-inducing quality of your passenger’s cell phone recording. You can also protect yourself from fraud and higher insurance rates with a DVR dash cam. While witnesses of a car accident can have different stories, a dash camera will always tell the truth. Audio Express For more information, stop by one of our many conveniently located Audio Express locations and talk to one of our car audio professionals. If you don’t have time to come by, but still want answers, feel free to Ask Lui. While you’re there, check out our weekly specials. And remember, at Audio Express, we offer the lowest install prices around. Don’t forget to check out our amazing financing options.
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Audio Express Remote Start Systems

What You Need to Know about Remote Start

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On June 27, 2017
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  • Audio Express, auto start, automatic start, key fob, keyless entry, remote start, summer, winter
Practically everyone knows what remote starters are, but not everyone knows how they work or what they should look for when selecting one for their automobile. At Audio Express, our professional installation team can help answer these five most frequently asked questions about remote starters and help you select the right car remote start installation for your needs and lifestyle. Automatic Start for a Car Won’t Void the Warranty Installing a remote start on your vehicle won’t void your vehicle’s warranty… but it may save money on your insurance premium if equipped with an alarm. Check with your insurance company to find out more. Pros Can Handle the Installation Quickly Car remote start installation doesn’t take long to complete. In most cases, a few hours is all it takes to install, test, and put the finishing touches on, giving you years of convenience and enjoyment. Many Systems Can Be Coupled with the Factory Fob Many consumers worry they will have to give up their key or change their fob when they install a car remote start. This used to be the case “back in the old days,” but times have moved forward and many fobs and keys can be easily coupled with remote starter systems, and in some vehicles you can control an aftermarket auto-start directly from your factory key fob. Car Remote Starters Work in All Weather Conditions Modern car remote start systems are very reliable. No rain, sleet, hail, snow, dust, heat, or swarms of locusts can stop a Viper or Code remote start from doing the job of starting the car. Quality Counts When it Comes to Remote Car Starters The higher the quality of the remote starter, the greater the range and the more reliable the device will be. Viper and Code Alarm offer remote start systems in all different price ranges, with a great selection of features. From a range of a couple hundred feet, up to a mile or more, remote start has become an affordable upgrade. There’s even 2-way systems available that will give you an alert confirmation that your vehicle has started. With a wide selection at all different price points, they are well worth the investment. Tips for  Selecting the Right Car Remote Start It is important to select a remote starter with sufficient range for your needs. Typically, 500 feet is more than sufficient; but range can be adversely affected by buildings, trees, and stray radio frequencies, so we would always suggest going with the maximum range available. Also, having a 2-way confirming system helps, by letting you know your system did receive the signal sent from the remote. It is also a good idea to select a system that has the functions you would benefit from having, i.e. systems that can also control the rear window defrost, heated seats, trunk, hood, etc. Finally, be sure to have the system installed at by an authorized dealer. This can help ensure a higher quality installation, plus gives you a warranty thru the manufacturer that cover you if something goes wrong. And, you know exactly where to take it if any issues ever arise, and know they are certified to work on your system. Audio Express The team at Audio Express has the technical skills and installation experience you can depend on. With locations throughout the region, we are never more than a short drive away. We invite you to contact us to learn more about the remote starters we offer and the guarantees we offer on our products and installation services.
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How much is a remote car starter

How much is a remote car starter?

  • Posted by Audio Express
  • On January 12, 2017
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How much is a remote car starter? The price of a remote car starter can vary widely, depending on the features a buyer wants. At Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound we believe customers should get real value for their money so we are authorized retailers for brands such as Viper and Code Alarm. Our least expensive model from those trusted manufacturers is priced at $99.99 for an activation unit and one-way keychain remote control. There is an additional interface module required for virtually every vehicle on the road. The most common of those is an additional $99.99, which includes installation and programming to match your vehicle. That makes a total of about $200 for a remote start installed. Other stand-alone remote starters have additional features such as longer range, diesel compatibility and two-way communication so you can see what’s happening with your vehicle. Some models will automatically start your vehicle at a certain time, or start the engine when the temperature falls below a pre-set level. There are even remote starter packages for standard transmission vehicles. Of course, systems become more expensive as you add features. Often remote car starters are part of more complex packages that include keyless entry or even complete vehicle security. You should expect the price of a quality security system with remote starter to start somewhere in the $250 range, plus the cost of the interface module for your vehicle. Two-way control systems are usually higher. One option that is becoming very popular is a system that can be controlled from your smartphone. The price of these varies depending on what features you want on your phone. At the high end, you can see where your vehicle is at all times, and how fast it’s being driven. You can also build an electronic “fence” so you are paged if the vehicle leaves a designated area. When you come into Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound you can be assured you are getting the lowest installed price in town on your remote car starter.  
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How much does it cost to install a remote starter

How much does it cost to install a remote starter?

  • Posted by Audio Express
  • On January 12, 2017
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How much does it cost to install a remote starter? The cost to install a remote starter is kept a mystery at many retailers. The good news is, when you purchase your remote starter (or any other security system) at Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound, the installation cost for the “brain” is just $1. If you purchase the hardware elsewhere and bring it to us for installation, our rate is $80 per hour. All newer vehicles require an interface module, which must be programmed for the specific make and model. There is an extra installation charge for that part of the process, frequently as little as $99. Let’s take a moment right here to stress one point: unless you are very good at 12-volt electronics, you do NOT want to attempt the installation of a remote start yourself. No matter how many manuals you have read and how many videos you watched, there is a real danger of doing serious damage to your vehicle. Complicated, computer-controlled systems have a very low tolerance for mistakes. A remote starter is often part of a larger package that includes complete vehicle security and convenience. There may be some additional installation charges for the most complicated systems. Additional installation charges are also possible when adding remote starter to some of the more exotic car models, or if you have standard transmission. Buying your remote starter from Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound, and having it installed at the same time has several benefits: First, our installation experts do the job every day. They know all the makes of cars and know how to avoid common problems. Second, we feature top brands such as Viper and Code Alarm, which are known around the world for their quality and reliability. With a name brand unit and installation by an authorized retailer you have a warranty that will be honored anywhere. Finally, when you leave your Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound location, you know you have purchased your remote starter at the lowest installed price in town.  
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remote starter for a car

What is a remote starter for a car?

  • Posted by Audio Express
  • On December 16, 2016
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  • Remote starter
What is a remote starter for a car? A remote starter for a car is a system that allows a vehicle’s engine to be started without the driver having to be in the vehicle. Using a remote car starter, a driver is able to start the engine and let the vehicle run for a pre-set period of time before entering the vehicle. This is especially convenient in very hot or very cold temperatures, since the vehicle can be pre-warmed or pre-cooled before anyone gets in. At its simplest, a remote car starter includes a small keychain controller, which activates a receiver installed in the vehicle. Through an interface module, the receiver starts the engine and maintains proper RPM while the heater or air conditioner brings the vehicle to a comfortable temperature. More complex systems can perform functions such as automatically running the vehicle for a period of time when the temperature falls below a certain point. Many remote starters have settings that allow them to be used with diesel engines and high-performance gasoline engines. There are also optional components to make it possible to start a conventional transmission vehicle by remote control. Remote start can be installed as a stand-alone system, or it can be part of a much more sophisticated system for security and convenience. The most common combination is with a car security system including an audible alarm, starter interrupt to prevent a thief from starting the vehicle, and a shock sensor to warn intruders away. Keyless entry for doors and trunk can also be part of this system. With an additional module, it is possible to control and monitor many security/convenience functions using a smartphone. With a remote starter for your car you will never have to get into a vehicle that is too hot or too cold again. The professionals at your nearest Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound will be happy to get you started today.
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