Connected in Connecticut: 2012 Altima Gets Audio Upgrade

A customer visited our P.C. Richard & Son North Haven, Connecticut showroom looking to upgrade the stereo in his 2012 Nissan Altima. There was nothing wrong with the factory stereo, but it was lacking the current technology available in most vehicles today. 

The customer was interested in incorporating the convenient features of his smartphone, but he was concerned that the new radio wouldn’t look right in his dash given its unique shape and design.

After speaking with our professional mobile installer, he felt reassured. Our installer explained that he could choose any radio and it would fit and function just as the old radio did. Plus, he could retain the steering wheel controls with an additional module if he wanted.… Read more...

P.C. Richard & Son’s Mobile Installation Centers: Take the Ultimate Road Trip This Summer

Whether it be upstate NY, Florida beaches, or you’re traveling across the country… the possibilities are endless. Wherever you’re going on a road trip, you’ll have a blast with mobile upgrades that’ll make your journey extra fun and memorable. We’ve got you covered at our Mobile Installation Centers with everything from adding new speakers to a video system. Here are some ideas to help you plan the ultimate road trip this summer:

Car Audio 

We have car stereos, car audio accessories, car speakers, subwoofers, and many more car audio options.  

What’s a road trip without amazing music? Having an up-to-date car audio system is essential if you’re heading out on the open road. Your car stereo could make or break … Read more...

Modern Sound for a Classic Car

Spring is in the air, and lots of people are starting to take out their classic cars for some time in the spotlight! One of our customers recently restored his 1986 Chevy Monte Carlo into immaculate condition. The only thing missing was a modernized car stereo, so he came to P.C. Richard & Son. He went to our Lawrenceville Installation Center and spoke with Ernie, our mobile installer, to see what upgrades could be done.

An inspection of the vehicle revealed the car only had a cassette player, and the speakers were crackling and sounded muffled. The customer wanted modern features and satellite radio capabilities without any modifications to the dashboard, which would devalue the classic vehicle.

Ernie suggested the Alpine …

Big Sound Upgrade for a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

A customer came into the Eatontown, NJ Installation Center to upgrade a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee. He paid the dealership a lot extra for the premium stereo system, but it didn’t live up to his expectations. So, he came to us looking to see how it can be improved.

There was a factory amplifier and subwoofer built into the rear cargo area, but it lacked power and musical impact. The customer could turn the volume to the max, but it didn’t reach the level the customer was hoping for.

The factory radio is a touch screen with navigation, Bluetooth, and back-up camera, so he didn’t want to replace that. Understanding his needs, our mobile installer, Rich, guided him to equipment … Read more...

2016 Jeep Wrangler- In Need of Bass, But Low on Space

A customer visited our Lawrenceville NJ Mobile Installation Center looking to upgrade his 2016 Jeep Wrangler’s sound system. The vehicle was brand new, but the factory sound system was lacking some much needed low-end impact. The Jeep Wrangler comes with stock 6 ½” speakers in the overhead sound bar and lower dash, two 1” tweeters on top of the dash, and AM/FM CD player Radio with Bluetooth features. Overall, the customer enjoyed the convenience of the sound system, but no matter what EQ adjustments he made, he could not achieve the deep bass he desired.

Why Bass?

Deep bass provides warmth and detail to music that cannot be achieved by the small full-range speakers that are standard in many vehicles. These … Read more...

Cool Car Audio Upgrades for Hot Summer Days

Summer means it’s time to roll down the windows and crank up the music. Whether you like cruising around all night, early morning beach trips, or trekking across the state on a road trip, you’re going to spend a lot of time in the car this season. The audio system you have was fine in January, with the windows up, but now you want the world to hear your new favorite song. So, you roll down the windows, open the sun roof, or drop the convertible top and realize it’s time for an upgrade. You’re not alone!

These customers had similar experiences prior to bringing their vehicles into one of our P.C. Richard & Son Mobile Installation Centers. Here’s what … Read more...