Car Maintenance You Shouldn't Try at Home

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Car Maintenance You Shouldn't Try at Home

In a troubled economy, many people look for ways to cut costs by doing household tasks themselves. Some automotive jobs can be done fairly easily at home, particularly if you know something about cars. However, taking on the wrong job on your own will only cost you more time, stress and money in the long run. My name is Jill, and I want to tell you about which car maintenance tasks you can safely tackle on your own and which really do require some help from a pro. I'll break down the needs of a typical car and tell you exactly why you might need to ask for help sometimes.

Tips For Getting The Best Sound Quality Out Of Your Car

If you are the owner of a vehicle, there's a chance that you might be spending a great deal of time in your car. You want to be sure that the time that you spend in your car is as enjoyable as possible. One way to do this is to improve the sound quality in your car so that you can listen to the radio, CD's, your portable music device, or even podcasts with crystal clear quality. Here are some tips for improving the sound quality of your car's stereo system and of your car in general.

1. Connect Your Portable Music Device to Your New Stereo Using a USB Cord

In many instances, if you connect your portable music device to a newly purchased stereo using a USB cord, you will be able to bypass your older car stereo's traditional digital-to-analog converter. This is critical because the digital-to-analogue converter takes the binary information that is storing your music and converts it to something that your stereo can interpret as sound to allow you to hear it. This is okay if you're listening with a pair of earbuds, but it isn't great if you're trying to listen to it through your car's speakers.

First, buy an aftermarket stereo that has a higher quality digital-to-analogue converter. You will likely still have components of your car's original stereo installed. Then, plug your portable music device into the aftermarket stereo with a USB cable. The USB cable ought to allow you to bypass your old car stereo and utilize the higher quality, newer one.

2. Attach Mats to Your Speakers

There are a variety of sound-deadening and vibration-deadening mats that you can put over the speakers that are attached to the doors and walls of your car so that you get better sound quality. They get rid of the vibrations that are caused when your car is being driven and allows you to block out noise from the outside. Both of these will allow you to have a more pleasurable listening experience in your vehicle.

3. Add an Amplifier

Finally, consider taking your car to a car professional at a company like Safe & Sound and asking him or her to add on an amplifier. This will allow your stereo to push more, better quality sound through your stereo and greatly improve your overall listening experience. The sound will not be distorted even though it's louder if you make sure that you put in a top-level amplifier.

For more information, talk to a car shop that specializes in car stereos.