When it comes to choosing a car audio installation shop, you really want to make sure you follow some simple guidelines that will help you make it a hassle-free experience.

First, you want to make sure that the installers are certified installers.  It seems silly, but many shops will get anyone off the street that claims to know how to install a sound system or an alarm system, but they won’t test them to see if they really know what they’re doing.

Second, make sure the shop owner has been in business doing car audio installations for at least three years.  Why?  Simply because most businesses fail within their first year, so if the shop has been in business for three years, that means they are certainly doing something right.

Third, since they’ve been in business this long, check out any reviews or complaints that customers have left for them.  The really gives you some clues as to the kind of customer service they may offer and if they do a neat job as well.

Finally, ask then if they do custom work for their customers.  Most of the time, doing custom work requires specialized skills and if they have those skills, you stand a good chance of being able to walk away much more happy with your work.

These guidelines may seem like common sense, but for most people they aren’t.  Many would never think of asking such questions and after a shop works on their car, they are totally sorry they went there.

So make sure you do your due dilligence and make sure you choose a shop that will custom install your system for you, that way, you’ll be a happy camper all the way.


Arturo Arroyo has been professionally installing custom car audio equipment and accessories in the San Diego area for over 7 years.  As the owner of Big Boyz Car Audio, He knows what makes customers happy, but most importantly, he can deliver. Contact him at his Car Audio Installation page if you have any questions… or for a free quote.  http://www.BigBoyzCarAudio.com