Various ways to customize your leased vehicle’s entertainment system
Do you own a leased car, truck, or SUV, but aren’t satisfied with your dealer-installed sound system? Would you like to have a video system in your rental vehicle, but are deterred by the high costs of the DVD player and superior drop-down screens offered by the dealership? In the past, if you were unsatisfied with your rental vehicle’s entertainment system, you had to either accept the system as is or pay to customize it to your preferred taste and then pay again to have the original equipment reinstalled sooner. return your rental vehicle to the dealer. On top of that, if your custom installer didn’t restore all of the original equipment to make it look like nothing had been changed, the dealer would add another fee.
This situation is obviously very reasonable unless you really love a quality car entertainment center and have a lot of money to spend. Fortunately, in recent years, products have appeared on the market that directly meet the needs of those who own leased vehicles and also enjoy the benefits of a quality sound and video system in their vehicle.
To upgrade your sound system, consider an easy-to-install XM satellite receiver. Kits are available that offer the receiver along with many mounting and location options. Kits include mounting hardware, a micro antenna and cassette, and a power adapter that allow you to play XM Satellite Radio through your vehicle’s original sound system. There are also wireless kits to fit vehicles that don’t have a cassette player.
In the video arena, there are new and innovative products that give you more options than traditional drop-down or in-dash video screens. There are now video monitor head restraints and sun visors designed to replace the passenger side head restraints or sun visor on your vehicle. Manufacturers have even been creative enough to match cloth, leather, or vinyl to the model and color of your particular vehicle. They have even gone so far as to match the seams as well! The monitors easily connect to your vehicle’s sound system. They can also be easily connected to a DVD player or video game system. There are absolutely no holes involved as the cables easily pass through the headrest posts. When you’re ready to return your rental, simply remove the headrest monitors and reattach the original headrests.
These are just two examples of how you can customize the entertainment system in your rental vehicle. There are several other devices that can also be tailored to the needs of a leased vehicle owner. Just because you drive a leased vehicle doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it like you own it!