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Top Reasons Why Your Speakers Aren’t Working

Speakers wear out all the time. Whether it's age, wear, overuse – there's many reasons why your speakers break. This is especially true with lower quality OE (original equipment). First thing to do is check if your speakers are blown. But regardless of the equipment that you have in your vehicle, there's typically two approaches to consider when you're trying to diagnose why your car speaker...

Car Speakers – Why They Blow

Car speakers could sound great one moment and terrible in just a few moments. But what causes them to blow? In this article, we'll walk through the steps to identify if your speakers are blown, what may have caused them to blow and what to do about it. Are My Car Speakers Blown? People use the term “Blown” loosely when they're talking about speakers. In almost all cases, they just mean...

What to Do When Your Check Engine Light Comes On

You could be driving down the highway, starting up your car in the morning, or pulling into a parking spot at the grocery store when all of a sudden you see the Check Engine Light (CEL) turn on. The yellow, usually central light on your gauge cluster. It could happen to anyone at anytime, no matter how new or old your vehicle is. It's arguably the most misunderstood indicator light on your dash an...

Choosing the Best Subwoofer

When choosing the best subwoofer that will fit your needs, you have to ask yourself, “What kind of bass am I looking for?” Sometimes the best subwoofer isn't the biggest. Different sizes of subwoofers respond and produce different sound to different music and finding the right match for your music preferences is key. Let's talk about the different sizes of subwoofers and what kind of s...

Amplifier Tuning | Quick Guide to Tuning Your Amp

Tuning Your Car Amplifier You have aftermarket amplifier to power your speakers or subwoofer(s), but how do you tune it to reach both your speakers, subwoofer(s) and amplifier's full potential? CarAudioNow has put together a quick guide to do a basic tune on your amplifier to make your stereo reach it's potential. Use it to tune subwoofers or speakers alike. But before we get into tuning, lets rev...

Car Stereos | What to Look For

What to Look For In a Car Stereo Every car requires a unique combination of car stereo components to sound great. A car stereo may sound excellent in one car, but sound terrible in another. Additionally, the limitations in size and wiring configuration make selecting the best car stereo even more difficult for you. The best car stereos will give you the features you love while conforming to the en...

Choosing the Best Amplifier

Amplifiers are a crucial part of a well-balanced sound system. Too little power and it can cause your speakers to distort and blow or put additional stress on your amplifier that can cause it to overheat and shut down. To much power and you can cause damage to your speakers' cones and mechanical parts, causing them to blow as well.  Finding a good match for your speakers and subwoofers is key, her...