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Add Apple CarPlay/Android Auto to your Vehicle!


Are you tired of fumbling with your phone while driving, trying to navigate, send messages, or play music? If so, adding Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to your car may be the solution you need. These platforms allow you to control your phone's apps and functions through your car's infotainment system, making it safer and easier to use while on the road.

In this article, we will provide information on how to add Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to your car, including the cost of installation, benefits, features, and uses of each platform.


Adding Apple CarPlay to a Car

Apple CarPlay is a feature that allows you to connect your iPhone to your car's infotainment system and control your phone's apps and functions through your car's display. To use Apple CarPlay, you need an iPhone 5 or later and a car that supports CarPlay.


To make CarPlay available, simply connect your iPhone to your car using a Lightning cable. If your car supports wireless CarPlay, you can also connect your phone wirelessly. Once connected, you can use Siri or the touch screen to access and control your phone's apps, including Apple Music, Maps, Messages, and more.


If your car doesn't have Apple CarPlay, you can add it to your car by installing an aftermarket CarPlay receiver. The cost of installation varies depending on the receiver and your car's make and model. Give us a call or shoot us a message so we can help determine the cost of adding Apple CarPlay to your vehicle!


Benefits, Features, and Uses of Apple CarPlay

The benefits of Apple CarPlay include:

  • Safer driving: By using Siri or the touch screen to control your phone, you can keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

  • Easy navigation: You can use Apple Maps to get directions, see traffic conditions, and find nearby points of interest.

  • Access to music and podcasts: You can use Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, and other apps to play music or podcasts through your car's speakers.

  • Messaging and calling: You can use Siri or the touch screen to send and receive text messages, make phone calls, and listen to voicemails.

Adding Android Auto to a Car

Android Auto is similar to Apple CarPlay, but it is designed for Android phones. To use Android Auto, you need an Android phone running Android 6.0 or later and a car that supports Android Auto.


To enable Android Auto, download the Android Auto app from the Google Play Store and connect your phone to your car using a USB cable. Once connected, you can use the touch screen or voice commands to access and control your phone's apps, including Google Maps, Spotify, WhatsApp, and more.


If your car doesn't have Android Auto, you can add it to your car by installing an aftermarket Android Auto receiver. The cost of installation varies depending on the receiver and your car's make and model.


Benefits, Features, and Uses of Android Auto

The benefits of Android Auto include:

  • Safer driving: By using voice commands or the touch screen to control your phone, you can keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

  • Easy navigation: You can use Google Maps to get directions, see traffic conditions, and find nearby points of interest.

  • Access to music and podcasts: You can use Spotify, Google Play Music, and other apps to play music or podcasts through your car's speakers.

  • Messaging and calling: You can use voice commands or the touch screen to send and receive text messages, make phone calls, and listen to voicemails.

  • Integration with Google Assistant: Android Auto integrates with Google Assistant, which allows you to ask for directions, play music, and get weather updates using voice commands.

Conclusion

Adding Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to your car can make your driving experience safer and more convenient. By allowing you to control your phone's apps and functions through your car's infotainment system, you can keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. While the cost of installation can vary depending on your car's make and model, the benefits and features of these platforms make them a worthwhile investment. Consider adding Apple CarPlay or Android Auto to your car today and enjoy a safer and more connected driving experience.


email us @ John@automaxxhv.com or give us a call @ (845)518-7122 for more information!

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