If you’re like me, then the idea of taking a road trip with family or friends is a very appealing one. There’s something about hitting the open road that just feels liberating. But before you can hit the open road, there are a few things you need to take care of. One of those things is making sure your car audio system is ready for the trip. In this blog post, I’ll discuss some tips on how to do that. I’ll also talk about the best car audio battery that can come in handy for road trips.
One of the biggest factors for having good quality sound is making sure you have enough power. This is why it’s so important to invest in a high-quality battery if you are into car audio. If you are just looking to replace your current battery, there are some basics you need to know.
Types of car audio batteries
First, there are 2 main types of car audio batteries: flooded lead-acid and lithium-ion.
The first type is the most common. These are very reliable for powering your system but they do have their downsides, mainly that you have to maintain them by checking the water levels every so often. They also tend to lose their power once the temperature gets too high or too low, which can affect your sound quality. They are typically very affordable.
The second type is great for powering your system but they do cost more than flooded lead-acid batteries. These batteries do not need maintenance and they work well below freezing temperatures so you won’t have to worry about your sound quality either.
Car audio batteries for long trips
Whether it’s a short or long trip, you will want to make sure you have enough battery power in your system to last the entire time. Although the number one reason people replace their car audio batteries is that they’ve lost power and can’t turn on their audio system anymore, it’s also possible that if they continue to operate their system, they’ll drain the battery and end up stranded with a dead car audio battery.
For this reason, when you are packing for your trip it’s important to remember to bring a spare car audio battery. This is especially true if your trip will require you to turn on your system the entire time.
Don’t forget about extra fuses
Make sure to have extra fuses too because there’s nothing worse than cruising down the road listening to some tunes when all of a sudden the music fades.
It’s usually at this point that you realize your fuse is blown and you have no idea where or when you blew it (meaning that your chances of finding another one are pretty slim).
For short trips, most people don’t bother with bringing extra fuses because they figure they’ll be back before their fuse blows, however, if you’re taking a long trip it’s always best to be prepared. Extra fuses can be easily carried in your car and will cost you pennies at the most. They come with adhesive on one side so all you have to do is peel them off, stick them inside your fuse box and you’ll be good to go.