How to find a quality car audio installer

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Have you ever needed a car audio installer and did know where to turn? Looking for more than the Big Box cookie cutter installers?

Finding a quality installer is easier than you think if you know what to look for, and I can help you find a person you trust to handle your vehicle.

Step #1- Interview the installer/shop before you commit. Even before you look for local reviews of a shop go there, get a vibe from the place. Most shops will not allow you to enter the installation floor( for insurance reason) however if they cannot take the time to get to know you and your situation then move on.  Good installers build a relationship with each and every person that walks in the door. You might not be able to talk to the shop owner, but don’t get discouraged if you speak to the standard installer-they can tell you a lot about how the shop operates and they will  be the ones making the install happen.

Get a vibe for the shop-look around for displays or more importantly if they show off awards or certifications. If the shop you are in does not display past or future work they are doing, there might be a reason. Does the shop look clean? Safe? Do you see employees goofing off?

Step#2-Before committing to the shop, check for reviews in your local area. The Internet has given many people the ability to review everything these days, install shops are frequently reviewed because they are in the service industry.  Yelp.com and Yahoo Local Business are great sources for reviews.

Step#3-try local independent stereo install shops, don’t get blinded by the Big Box stores. Local shops survive on Customer service, because if they gave bad service they would cease to exist, whereas if Big Box stores gave bad service they would just sell more MP3 players to make up for it.  Local shops need to have good customer service to prosper and continue to stay in business, give them a chance. Local shops also build better relationships with you, in case there is any mistakes they are more likely to resolve it to your satisfaction. Local shops most of the time have access to the same resources as larger chain store and they also can perform various installs that chain stores will not do(ie. custom boxes, lock picking a Nav Screen to play DVD’s, boats etc.)

I only go to local install shops when I need something done. They can order just about anything you need and if not they can make it. If you need help selecting a car audio installation shop in your area feel free to shoot me an email Josh@tss-radio.com and I can help you out. Thanks!

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