Why get digital radio in your Car?

digital radio gives so much more choice, all your existing stations plus many more digital-only one, so if you love listening digitally at home, why not listen in your car too?

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Why get digital radio in your Car?

Digital radio gives you much greater choice, with all your existing stations plus many more digital-only stations. Digital radios are easy to tune at the touch of a button, the sound is hiss and crackle-free and there’s no need to retune on long journeys.

Many in car digital radios and adapters also often come with additional features such as Bluetooth and handsfree.

And if you already love listening to your favourite digital stations at home, why not get them in your car too?

Most new cars now come with digital radio fitted as standard, so if you’re buying a new or used car, make sure you opt for one with DAB digital radio. Find out more here.

If you’re not buying a new car, there are four main ways:

  • An adapter that attaches neatly to the dashboard and lets you play DAB stations through your existing radio. This can be fitted so there are no trailing wires and it does not involve disturbing your dashboard. They often come with extra features such as Bluetooth and hands free.
  • A hidden adapter which also uses your existing radio, except you can navigate stations using your car’s built in controls.
  • A new replacement fitted DAB radio. They often come with extra features such as Bluetooth and hands free.
  • Connect your smartphone with an aux in cable and listen to online radio via apps.

Lots of replacement digital radios and adapters also come with additional features such as Bluetooth and hands-free.

You can upgrade via a replacement radio or an easy-fit DAB digital radio adapter which can be fitted to your dashboard and connects to your existing radio, and can be easily and neatly fitted at your local car dealer, car audio specialist, or Halfords.

Most likely you will need an antenna to upgrade your car to digital radio, speak to you nearest local car dealer, car audio specialist, or Halfords for more information.

Buying a New Car

90% of new cars have digital radio as standard, you can learn more about the manufacturers for whom the majority of their range comes with digital radio as standard.

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Buying a New Car

If you’re buying a new car, there are now many manufacturers that offer cars with digital radio as standard, with others offering it as an option. In fact, 19 out of the top 20 UK car manufacturers now have some or all of their cars with digital radio as standard or as an option.

The following car manufacturers have the majority of their models with digital radio as standard:

And the following have a few models with digital radio as standard:

Upgrade your car

If you want to add digital radio to your car, you can use adapters, replacement fitted radios or smartphones

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