Amazon currently has the Sony XAV-AX5000 CarPlay/Android Auto head unit on sale for $348, which is a savings of $82. This replaces your existing radio or CD player and brings along some more advanced features and functionality without you having to get a new vehicle. Both Android Auto and CarPlay utilize information from your phone to create a safer driving experience by allowing you to use the maps from your phone to navigate, or have your messages read aloud so you can keep your eyes on the road.
You'll need to have a vehicle that has a double-din slot, which not all vehicles can accommodate. Additionally, you will need some wiring harnesses, adapters for steering wheel controls, and more. Consult a local professional installer if you're not comfortable completing the job yourself.
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