Automobile GPS systems are a welcome supplement to the driving experience, providing drivers with up-to-date street maps, directions, local places of interest, shopping, fuel stations, hospitals and much more. Voice alerts and messages allow the driver to keep their eyes on the road and not on the screen. With large, full color displays, intuitive interfaces and advanced technology, these systems can make a road trip immeasurably simpler.
Many vehicles do not come with factory installed GPS systems, and the factory systems that may be available can be a substantially large investment. Aftermarket installed GPS systems offer a customizable alternative that is easier on the wallet and can be custom fit for your needs.
Factory built-in GPS systems have several disadvantages, primarily that road maps are often out of date, and you are forced to purchase them from a dealership, they cannot be downloaded via computer.Also, they are sometimes separate from the vehicle’s stereo system requiring the driver to manage more devices across the dash.
Custom aftermarket installed GPS systems offer much more versatility, both in terms of style and choice. With a wide variety of brands and models available, each with varying capabilities, the customer is in control of exactly which system they want. An integrated GPS unit may effectively replace your vehicle’s factory CD player, radio and any existing navigation system (if applicable). These GPS units allow for total integration of your GPS system and sound system in one unit, allowing you to enjoy its many functions without separate pieces of hardware. Some units are equipped with sizable LCD screens for larger display of information and some even include DVD playing ability so you can catch a movie at a rest stop.
Depending on the model, these screens can sometimes be folded back into the unit when not in use, to prevent damage, save space and also to help conceal the system from car thieves.
These aftermarket systems are just as capable (if not more so) than factory systems, and usually cost much less to buy and install. For less than what you would have paid the manufacturer, you get a system that offers ease of use, audible/voice directions, updatable maps, and of course a significantly augmented driving experience.
Contact us today for more information on our available integrated GPS systems. We have been installing custom stereo systems and add-on GPS units in the Triad for over 15 years. Our professional installers will work with you to find a unit to match your budget that delivers the features you want. If you are considering having a GPS system installed in your vehicle, look no further than right here at DeDona Tint & Sound!