Every now and again, people start mumbling about how smartphones have taken over the world and replaced everything we’ve ever used for anything ever. Well, at Car Stereo City in San Diego, we’d beg to differ. People with fancy cellphones come in here all the time looking for navigation systems for their cars. Why? Because they know there actually are some things you can get out of a navigation system that you can’t get out of a cell phone, no matter how smart it is.
5 benefits of car navigation systems
Car navigation systems are convenient
If you’ve ever driven a car with a great navigation system, you’re probably in full agreement with us about the convenience factor. Even though your cell phone can provide you with, say, turn-by-turn directions, the large screen and user-friendly interface of car navigation systems are created specifically for drivers. So no more reaching down to your lap to see the name of the next exit or to answer the phone when it rings. Just a quick glance and the touch of a button on a perfectly placed screen, and… “Hi Mom.”
Car navigation systems promote safety
All that convenience we just talked about is a deliberate feature of car navigation systems for one main reason: because it makes for safer driving. If you don’t have to go fiddling with buttons or squinting at your small phone screen to figure out where the heck you’re going or who’s calling, you’re going to drive more safely. Period.
Car navigation systems are dependable
Remember that time you headed out on a camping trip with your buddies but everyone’s phone lost reception and no one had thought to write down the directions so all five of you ended up sleeping in the car that first night? Yeah. Exactly. Your GPS car navigation system doesn’t require cell reception to work.
Car navigation systems look high tech and modern
Let’s face it. When you pick up your future mother-in-law from the airport, you want her to get the feeling you’ve got your stuff together. And as much as you may like to believe that she’ll know this based on your character, it’s likely that she’ll be assessing your clothing and your car as much as she is what comes out of your mouth. A snazzy car navigation system says, “Yeah, this is how I roll” way more than a cell phone app can.
Car navigation systems can save money on gas
Remember, you don’t just have to use your navigation system to figure out where you’re going. You can also use it to check traffic patterns and map out alternate routes in case of heavy traffic. In case you didn’t know: idling in a bumper-to-bumper situation (which we do often on these San Diego freeways) can waste as much as a quarter tank of gas in 15 minutes! Do the math on that one.
Car Stereo City has got you covered
At Car Stereo City, we have everything you need to get set up with the perfect car navigation system: a professional, knowledgeable staff willing and able to help; high quality, affordable products; and expert installation. Come into our Kearny Mesa location and let us provide you with all the safety, convenience, and aesthetic appeal you need to impress your future mother-in-law.