Car News

JL Audio VXi
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Top Brands Raise Prices

Prices are rising on car audio and remote start products from leading brands. JL Audio, Pioneer, Rockford Fosgate,...

12 Volt Sales Slow Slightly
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Are Your Sales Starting to Slow?

While car audio sales are still up over previous years, many retailers are noticing a slow down from...

Larry Frederick Launches Cicada Audio
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Veteran 12V Exec Launches New Company

Cicada Audio is a new motorcycle audio company launched by veteran 12 volt product designer/manager, Larry Frederick. The...

Car-Fi Sold to Competitor
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Iconic 12 Volt Retailer Sold

Iconic Midwest retailer, Car-Fi, Springfield, MO has been sold to the owner of a competing 5-store chain, Creative...

Firstech Remote Start Touchpad
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Remote Start Touchpad Allows Car Sharing

Firstech has offered several remote start touchpads over the years, but it's newest model, due in July, now...

Best Buy to sell luggage, patio furniture
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Best Buy’s New Categories

To capitalize on the re-opening of the economy, Best Buy is jumping into some new product categories unrelated...

Alps Alpine 5G chip
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Alpine; Pioneer Corporate Tech Developments

Alps Alpine and Pioneer recently announced new corporate developments that signal their tech direction down the road. Earlier...

car audio installer
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This May be the Best Way to Find Employees  

By Mr Retail One of the biggest challenges in the mobile electronics industry is finding employees. As our...

Old School Radio Promo at AMS Madison With Johnny and Dee
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Retro Promo Works for This Retailer

Twice a week Paul Nachreiner, President of AMS of Madison, WI stops off at the local radio station...

Ford SecuriAlert
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Uh Oh, Ford Now Has This…

Ford is now offering break-in detection as a new free security feature within its smartphone app. Users get...

NRF Revised Retail Forecast 2021
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Retail Rocks 2021

Retail sales overall are roaring back so dramatically the National Retail Federation (NRF) basically doubled its forecast for...

GCH Dodge Ram radio
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New Dodge Authentic OEM Navi Radio Upgrade

GCH Automotive is offering a new Authentic OEM Radio upgrade for late model Dodge Ram trucks. It allows...

Apple announced iOS15 features
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Apple Announces New Automotive Feature Updates

Apple today announced new automotive features to be available in the next iOS update, iOS15, due this fall....

Editorial on Finding Employees
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Out of Head Units? Now What?

By Mr. Retail For many of us, sourcing head units is getting harder and harder. So that means...

Metra Ships New Water Resistant DSP
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Metra Ships Water Resistant Powersports DSP

As digital signal processors (DSP) gain in popularity, Metra is shipping a water resistant mini DSP suited to...

Andy Wehmeyer Car Audio Marketing V Selling
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Andy’s Tips on Marketing Over Selling

Andy Wehmeyer, founder of Audiofrog and long time Harman senior manager, started out as the “worst installer,” he...

New Car Audio Brand PowerHogg
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Competition Guys Launch Power Hogg

A few long-time car audio enthusiasts and competitors just launched a new brand of subwoofers, amplifiers, and batteries...

Mr Retail Pricing in a Pandemic
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Editorial: Be Careful How You Handle Pricing    

By Mr Retail These days, finding inventory can be a full-time job. And to say it is stressful...

New Subwoofer Box Company
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New Subwoofer Box Company Launches

A new subwoofer enclosure company called Pressure Lab is launching out of Georgia led by Scott Miller, a...

Android Car Key From Phone
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Android’s New Car Key Function

Your smartphone becoming your car key is inching closer to reality.  The feature lets you simply approach the...