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- On September 25, 2017
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If you’re interested in improving your car’s sound system but don’t necessarily want the look of an aftermarket system, you should consider the available car audio OEM integration. OEM Integration allows you to keep your car’s original factory stereo while producing much improved sound quality and volume.
What Is An OEM Upgrade?
Now, you might be asking what exactly OEM integration is, and that’s a fair question. OEM integration is a selection of upgrades for your car stereo that either work with your factory stereo, or replace your factory stereo with an aftermarket stereo. Some aftermarket stereos should have that look very similar to the factory unit, but provides more features and power. Or OEM integration could consist of sound processors that allow for the ability to install a subwoofer, or a JL stealthbox that fits perfectly into your vehicle while using the smallest amount of space possible.
OEM audio integration allows you to add a subwoofer to your vehicle without losing valuable trunk space. These subwoofers are custom designed to give you the bump and thump you want out of your sound system while fitting into a precise section of your vehicle. With an addition to your system like a Kicker VSS (vehicle specific system) or JL Stealthbox, you can improve your sound without a huge box to hold your subwoofers taking up trunk space.
OEM signal processors are a car audio interface adapter that allows you to keep your factory stereo, while providing quality sound signal output to your amplifiers above and beyond what the factory or even aftermarket stereos provide, improving the sound of your speakers, or allowing you to add additional subwoofers to get the best bass out of your system.
OEM keyfobs can also control an aftermarket remote start system, allowing you to start your car to heat it up or cool it down, all from your factory key fob. Many of today’s vehicles have the fob built right into the key, so this allows you the convenience of an autostart system without having to carry a second remote.
Many of today’s newer vehicles also come with a screen, but no back up camera for safety installed. Adding the factory camera usually require you to upgrade the whole vehicle trim package, potentially costing you thousands of dollars for features you may not want or need, like leather seats or chrome trim. We can add an aftermarket back up cameras to many if not most factory screens in vehicles, with OEM interfaces from leading manufacturers like NavTV, AXXESS, and Echomaster.
If you want to upgrade your factory stereo while keeping the factory look, there are a variety of options available. OEM video upgrades like the JVC El Kameleon KWV830BT use the same space as your factory system and appear like a factory unit, but add new technology like Apple Carplay or watching a DVD (which you should only do when your car is parked, by the way).
Also available are “restyles”, from one of the leading manufacturers, Alpine, that replace your factory unit with an updated, vehicle specific, OEM looking system with a large, easy to see and use screen, that includes navigation, Bluetooth music streaming and hands-free calling, and aftermarket iPhone or Android car integration. These restyle options give your vehicle a beautiful, “better than factory” OEM look, while adding additional features to improve upon your car audio experience, all controlled thru a 9” or larger touchscreen. You can add amplifiers or an aftermarket backup camera to assist not only with quality sound but safety in your ride. The hottest Restyles fit perfect in newer Jeep Wranglers, GM trucks like the Silverado or Sierra, best-selling SUV’s like the Yukon and Tahoe, plus other trucks like the Dodge Ram or Toyota Tundra.
So stop into one of our convenient Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound locations today to discuss what OEM upgrades are available for your car. If you don’t have time to stop in, feel free to contact us online for more information. And remember: We offer the lowest rates in town for aftermarket radio installation.