Double Din Car Stereo

What is a double DIN car stereo,
and how does it differ from a single DIN stereo?

A double DIN car stereo refers to the size of the head unit, which is twice the height of a standard single DIN stereo.

The main difference between a double DIN car stereo and a single DIN stereo is the size. Double DIN units offer a larger display and more advanced features compared to single DIN units.

With a double DIN head unit, you can enjoy a larger touchscreen interface, better visibility, and enhanced functionality for your car's immersive audio and multimedia experience.

So what ARE the benefits of upgrading
to a double DIN car stereo?

Upgrading to a double DIN car stereo
brings several benefits …

Larger Touchscreen Display: A double DIN head unit provides a spacious touchscreen interface that allows for easier navigation, better control, and enhanced visibility of your car's audio, multimedia, and navigation functions.


Double DIN stereos often come equipped with advanced features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless connectivity, Bluetooth, GPS navigation, backup camera support, and more.

Improved Audio

With a double DIN stereo, you can enjoy enhanced sound quality through built-in amplifiers, equalizers, and support for high-quality audio formats.

Aesthetically Pleasing

Double DIN units can give your car's interior a modern and stylish look, adding a touch of sophistication to your dashboard.

Do I need to modify my car's dashboard or trim to install a double DIN stereo?

Installing a double DIN car stereo may require modifications to your car's dashboard or trim depending on your vehicle's existing setup.

If your car already has a double DIN opening, installation is usually straightforward as you can directly replace the existing double DIN head unit.

However, suppose your car has a single DIN opening. In that case, you may need a compatible installation kit and perform some modifications to your dashboard or trim to accommodate the larger double DIN head unit.

How do I determine if my vehicle is compatible with Apple Carplay or Android Auto?

Vehicle compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto varies depending on your car's make, model, and year.

To check compatibility, refer to the manufacturer's documentation, visit their official websites, or consult with our car audio specialist.

Look for double DIN head units explicitly mentioning support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to ensure seamless integration with your vehicle's audio system.

Are there any additional accessories or wiring adapters required for an Apple CarPlay or Android Auto stereo installation?

Yes, you may need additional accessories and wiring adapters for an Apple CarPlay or Android Auto stereo installation to ensure proper integration and functionality.

These accessories can include wiring harnesses, antenna adapters, mounting kits, USB cables, and specific adapters to connect the head unit to your vehicle's existing wiring system.

It's important to consult the manufacturer's instructions and specifications for the specific accessories required for your double DIN head unit and car model.

Can I still use other features and functions of my smartphone while using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto?

Yes, when using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto with a compatible double DIN head unit, you can still access and use many features and functions of your smartphone.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integrate seamlessly with your smartphone, allowing you to make hands-free calls, send messages, use navigation apps, stream music, and access other compatible apps directly from the head unit's touchscreen interface.

While using these features, it's important to prioritize safe driving and minimize distractions by using voice commands or steering wheel controls whenever possible.

How do I set up and configure Apple CarPlay or Android Auto once the stereo installation is complete?

After the installation of your double DIN head unit with Apple Carplay or Android Auto capability, follow these general steps to set up and configure

Apple Carplay

Ensure your iPhone is updated to the latest iOS version, connect it to the head unit using a compatible USB cable, and follow the on-screen prompts on the head unit to complete the setup.

Android Auto

Download and install the Android Auto app on your Android device from the Google Play Store, connect your phone to the head unit using a USB cable, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up Android Auto.

During the setup process, you may be prompted to grant necessary permissions on your smartphone to access contacts, messages, navigation, and other supported apps. Once the setup is complete, you can enjoy the convenience and functionality of Apple Carplay or Android Auto on your double DIN head unit.