Make your car smart with a new Android car radio

For classic car lovers, this sentence is more than just a few words, it is a way of life. Automobile manufacturing has evolved and changed, turning older cars into unique and exotic works of art. Classic car enthusiasts want to preserve these antique relics and will do everything they can to bring their car into the 21st century without compromising the old school aesthetic. One of the most popular upgrades is upgrading a vintage car with a new car stereo, adding modern car audio technology to your throwback car.

Pumpkin specializes in upgrading classic car radios with a modern stereo system and explains below how complicated the process can be. To make things easy, bring your car to Pumpkin today for a quality car stereo installation at an affordable price.



WHY IS UPDATE A CLASSIC CAR RADIO SO COMPLICATED?
Most people think that updating a classic car stereo is easy. All you have to do is take out the existing car stereo system and install a brand new one and you're good to go, right? If it just could be that easy. Car radios weren't really widespread until the 1960s, so many classic cars aren't equipped to accommodate a modern radio. Most aftermarket head units use the DIN standard, but all cars built before the 1980s used very different standards and systems. In many cars it is simply not possible to install a head unit without drastically changing the layout of the dashboard.

STRATEGIES FOR UPDATING A CLASSIC CAR STEREO
When it comes to updating your classic car stereo, you have several options:

INSTALL THE STEREO UNDER THE DASH PANEL
In some cases, you can even install the car radio under the dashboard of your classic car. This means you can maintain the classic look of your dashboard while still enjoying a modern car radio. The downside is that it can look a bit disorganized since you're trying to cram an ill-fitting piece into a nice car. It can also be difficult to get the wiring right as there is little room for error during installation.

HIDEABLE STEREO SYSTEM
A Hideaway Media System is exactly what it sounds like, a car radio that is hidden from view, either under the dashboard, under a seat or in the glove compartment. This way, you can also keep your old car radio installed to maintain the old-school aesthetic of your interior. The downside is that you have to use a remote control or smartphone to operate the stereo.

REPLACE THE ENTIRE DASHBOARD
A drastic option is to simply overhaul the entire dashboard, take out the front panel and existing stereo system, and install a brand new dashboard. This changes the look of the interior, but sometimes the contrast between an older car and a state-of-the-art dashboard can create a very interesting look.

KEEP THE CLASSIC LOOK AND ADD MODERN TECHNOLOGY
In certain cases, you can find a modern stereo system that fits into the dashboard of your existing car. This is a great compromise because an experienced car stereo installation expert can get you a stereo with all the bells and whistles while maintaining the aesthetic look of the car that you value so much.

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