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Do you love all things marine and car audio? Or are you obsessed with the latest driving assistance and smartphone integration technology? For the latest news on all this and more, see our blogs! We love sharing inside industry knowledge and tips with our customers. Want to know more? Contact our Gold Coast store to chat with one of our expert team.

Best features available with today’s dash cams

In the past dash cams were used mostly by the Police, but now as the price of a portable camera has decreased, many people are buying and using them in their own cars. It can provide drivers with assistance while driving and parking. Most importantly, dash cams help with the insurance claim and work as an evidence for any crucial event.

It’s easy to buy a dash cam but there are lots of features to care about before purchasing. Let’s get to know some of the best features available with today’s dash cams-

Looping

Dash cams continuously record while the car is being driven, these recorded files are usually kept on memory cards that have a limited amount of storage. If the limited amount of storage finishes then the camera will stop recording unless it has a looping feature in it. Dash cams with a looping feature will continuously record and replace record files that users no longer need.

G-force

With this feature, a camera can detect a sudden change in acceleration and impacts and keeps a record of the impact or sudden acceleration change and this footage will not be deleted by the looping feature.

Image Quality

In today’s dash cam one of the most important features is high-quality recording. Today’s dash cam offers a wider view in front and around the car with  good quality recording.

Clear Night Time Recording

Some cameras now come with super clear night time recording, so that you don’t miss a single thing

Infrared or Night vision

Some dash cams also come with infrared or night vision features to record detailed video in the night time.

Lane Departure Warning

A dash cam with lane departure warning will alert the driver when the car moves away from the lane that it is driving on.

Parking Mode

A dash cam that has a parking mode feature that will record even after the car is parked and the car is switched off; in order to have this feature, your dash cam will require battery backup.

Battery Backup

A camera with battery backup will not only depend on the car energy, it can record even when the car is turned off using battery backup.

Motion Sensor

Dash cams with a motion sensor can detect any crucial motion when it is parking mode and will start recording instantly. This is how your dash cam will not miss a thing even when the driver is not around.

Using dash cam can be smart move as it will help you ensure safety for yourself and others around you. You will also get an easier driving experience.

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Do you love all things marine and car audio? Or are you obsessed with the latest driving assistance and smartphone integration technology? For the latest news on all this and more, see our blogs! We love sharing inside industry knowledge and tips with our customers. Want to know more? Contact our Gold Coast store to chat with one of our expert team.

Things you need to know about modern car navigation systems

The modern car navigation is a very complex system but has been designed so that it is very easy to use. There are so many things that a navigation system does.

Here are a few interesting things about Modern Car Navigation –

Guiding system with display

Your maps are a simple and easy to follow navigation screen, with turn by turn instructions so you don’t get lost.

Voice Assistance system

Most of the modern car navigations have voice assistance systems. This can help a driver to get the alerts and additional information without taking eyes off the road, and with built-in voice recognition, a driver can command the navigation system with their voice as well.

Your Car Navigation is better than your Mobile Navigation

Using your mobile to navigate is pretty easy, but it sucks both your battery and your data, plus every time a call or text comes in your map gets disrupted which can result in you missing a turn. Below are a few reasons to ditch your mobile maps and use a car navigation system:

  • Large Display: With a bigger car stereo system, you can have a larger interface. A larger interface is less distracting than a phone. Especially when you have to glare too many times on the screen to drive the car.
  • The signal might go off: For phones, losing signal means losing everything. Because phones can’t give you navigation information when it is out of signal, however a car navigation, always active and ready to use.
  • Real-Time Traffic Data: Radio data system enables car navigation to get real-time traffic data continuously, whereas phone navigation is dependent on the internet connection to provide real-time traffic data.
  • Power option: Your Phone may run out of charge, but your car navigation won’t.

When it comes to navigation and music all in one handy system Gold Coast Car Audio have got you covered.

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Do you love all things marine and car audio? Or are you obsessed with the latest driving assistance and smartphone integration technology? For the latest news on all this and more, see our blogs! We love sharing inside industry knowledge and tips with our customers. Want to know more? Contact our Gold Coast store to chat with one of our expert team.

Your Guide To Buying A New Car Stereo

Nothing beats driving down the road with your favourite tunes on, but if your car stereo system is not the best quality, it can make all the difference. Upgrading your system might help, or you might want to consider a new car stereo for the ultimate in driving pleasure.

Here is the ultimate guide for buying a new car stereo –

Fitment of a car stereo

Before, you buy a car stereo system for your car, make sure it fits your vehicle. Usually, you will find two standard shapes for installing an aftermarket car audio system. These shapes are called dins-

  • Single Din (2” by 7”): Usually contains buttons and has a simplified look.
  • Double Din (4” by 7”): Usually has a screen and facilitates control with touch feature.

Furthermore, there is vehicle specific stereo size available which are made for individual vehicles and can vary in sizes and features.

So decide whether you need a single din or double din to fit your car and check if your vehicle specific stereo size is available.

Integration with Car Features

Make sure your new car stereo supports the extra features of your car. Some vehicles have features like car steering wheel control, backup camera and a rear entertainment system, so, if your car has extra features like these, make sure you choose car stereo systems that support them.

Don’t forget to check whether the car music system has enough audio output ports for your car speakers.

Features

You can enjoy some added features when you upgrade your car music system, including:

  • Touchscreen Display Interface
  • Bluetooth system
  • GPS
  • Rear Seat Entertainment
  • USB and AUX inputs
  • CD/DVD system
  • Different audio file format supportability
  • Audio Quality Enhancer
  • Smartphone integration (enables you to call and receive, navigate with GPS, check and send text and listen to music) and so on.

Not all car stereos will have all of the above features, but before purchasing a new car music system, find the one that fulfills all your needs, but be careful about paying for features that you don’t want.

If you need help about finding the right car stereo for your vehicle, you can always give Gold Coast Car Audio a call and we will make sure you get the car stereo system that best fits your car. So, do you still think that buying a car stereo is easy? If not, then don’t worry. Gold Coast Car Audio will assist you to buy one.