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All You Need to Know About Double DIN Navigation Car Stereos

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What are some features of these double DIN radios?

There are many different double DIN navigation stereos to choose from, and they all have different features. Some of these double DIN stereos come with remote controls, touch screens, or Wi-Fi. Others include back-up cameras so you can see behind you when reversing. Some features that are common to all models include the following:

  • Navigation system
  • Bluetooth
  • Large, color display screen
Can these radios make my cell phone hands-free?

Yes, these stereos allow you to communicate on your cell phone hands-free. If your car did not come with Bluetooth built in, you can benefit greatly from it. This is an especially important feature since it is illegal in most states to talk on a cell phone while holding it during driving. Through the Bluetooth capability, you can connect your phone to the stereo and make or receive calls. This feature also allows you to stream music from your phone through your car stereo.

What are the benefits of owning one of these stereos?

Enhanced safety is your first benefit. If you choose a model with a backup camera, youll be able to better see whats around, behind, and above you before backing up. This includes cars passing in your reverse path that you may not see without a camera. Navigation service means you will never get lost again. It shows you a map on screen and voice prompts directions so you can keep your eyes on the road. A few other benefits include the following:

  • Music: Play music from CDs, MP3 players, or streaming services from your phone.
  • Movies: Play DVDs for passenger entertainment on long drives.
  • Wi-Fi: Use the internet on a larger screen than your phone while youre parked.
  • Satellite radio: Access HD radio or XM satellite radio.
Why is DIN important?

Deutsches Institut für Normung, shortened to DIN refers to the size of the face of the radio. It was named for the German company that invented it, and its now used internationally. Single DIN measures 7 inches by 2 inches and double DIN measures 7 inches by 4 inches. When replacing the stereo in your car, it is important to know the size. A double DIN will not fit in a single DIN slot and vice versa.