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Articles & Videos: GPS & Car Accessories

Confused about wiring your subs and picking the right amplifier? Crutchfield will get you on the fast track to big bass with this simple guide.

Learn which key features to look for on portable navigation devices, so you can make the best decision about which one works for you.

How to choose car security
by Crutchfield Writing Team

In choosing a security system for your car, it helps to know basically how they work and what security and remote start features are available.

How to choose a radar detector
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Understanding how radar detectors work is important in picking out the right model. We'll discuss the newest features and technologies to help you choose.

A quick guide to what to look for when shopping for an in-dash GPS navigation system. We'll help you choose the right touchscreen nav stereo for your car.

How to install a car stereo
by J.R. Stoffel

Watch this video for a step-by-step overview of a basic car stereo installation. The actual steps involved vary from car to car, but this is a good example.

Factory speakers usually sound fine when they're new, but they deteriorate over time. We compared speakers of different ages to see how badly they fared.

Radar detectors FAQ
by Robert Ferency-Viars

A selection of frequently asked questions about radar detectors, along with some answers.

Don't settle for a basic, run-of-the-mill portable navigation device. Watch this video for a quick overview of the best and newest features in portable navigation.

Rockin' RV audio/video installation
by Robert Ferency-Viars

A customer came to us with a problem: he wasn't happy with the lack of sound and the old TVs in his RV. Our installation crew came to the rescue, designing a new

This RV makeover sounds great and lets the owners enjoy movies and music on the road, complete with a 5.2 home theatre system. We can help you outfit your RV too. Replace outdated stereo and speakers, add new capabilities to your system, or just expand it to better suit your needs.

Radar detectors glossary
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Learn about the most popular features and technical specifications found in today's best radar detectors, so you can have an easier time shopping for a radar detector.

Adding a backup camera to your car makes it safer to back into parking spaces, back out of your driveway, or monitor a trailer when you back up. DIY with our help.

This Car Security Installation Guide provides some useful tips to help you put in a car security system yourself.

Video: Upgrading Your Factory Stereo, part 2
by Robert Ferency-Viars, Ken Nail

In this short video, Crutchfield experts show how a fellow employee created a high-performance car audio system without replacing his vehicle's factory stereo.

Backup camera buying guide
by Alexander H.

Backup camera systems simply make backing up safer, but finding the right backup cam can feel daunting. This introduction will help you shop with confidence.

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