When it comes to cars that offer a unique driving experience, few can match the pride of Stuttgart’s Porsche. As amazing as these cars are, specialist mobile enhancement retailers can help make them significantly better in terms of audio systems, safety solutions and electronic upgrade accessories. Let’s look at some of the most popular accessories available.
Porsche Audio System Upgrades
Whether your Porsche rolled off of the assembly line with a radio from Becker, a Bose audio system or one of the amazing Porsche Connect systems with a 12-inch glass touchscreen, you can make that audio system sound better. Automakers walk a balance between delivering features that consumers want and controlling the cost of the vehicle. Premium speakers and subwoofers, when powered by a quality amplifier, can transform a commute to work into a musical experience that rivals world-class recording studios and premium home audio systems.
Your local specialist mobile enhancement retailer can also upgrade the technology in your car. If your Porsche didn’t come with Bluetooth hands-free calling, a new radio can fix that in a flash. If you are a true road warrior and want to send and receive text messages or make phone calls using the Apple CarPlay or Android Auto voice recognition systems, a new multimedia receiver is a the way to go.
You Can Never be Too Safe
Depending on the vintage of your Porsche, it may not have come from the factory with a backup camera system. This simple and elegant technology is standard issue on most new vehicles because it not only helps to prevent accidents, it can save lives. Kids playing in the driveway behind a Macan or Cayenne may not be visible in the rearview mirror. A high-resolution camera mounted on the tailgate or rear bumper will automatically show an image of anything and everything behind the vehicle.
In many instances, the camera can be integrated into the factory color display in the dash. If your vehicle doesn’t have a color screen, a replacement rearview mirror with an integrated display is a great option.
A dashcam is another great option for adding safety to your vehicle. Whether you witness an accident or are involved in one, a dashcam automatically records everything that happens as soon as the vehicle starts. Premium solutions add rear-facing cameras and include cloud-based connectivity to let you access the camera remotely.
Radar Detector and Laser Defense Systems
With as much as 690 horsepower on tap and 0-60 times well into the two-second range, going too fast by accident is a genuine reality for Porsche owners. Even a base-model Macan will reach 60 mph in just over six seconds, and that’s no slouch. If you have a habit of letting your speed creep up, adding a radar detector and laser defense system is a worthwhile investment.
Radar detectors are tuned to monitor the area in front of and behind your vehicle for specific radio-frequency signals produced by police radar guns. Even at long distances, you’ll get a warning that radar is in use and have enough time to check your speed and proceed safely.
Police forces across the nation are switching to lidar systems because of their speed and accuracy. A police laser (lidar) gun can target a vehicle and take a speed reading in less than half a second. This impressive speed makes it impossible for you to react. A laser defense system transmits a scrambled signal back to the police laser gun and prevents it from taking a reading. Once you are certain you are driving at a safe speed, you can cancel the transmission and allow the officer to take another reading. Executed properly, you’ll be allowed to carry on with your drive.
Porsche Security Systems and Vehicle Tracking Solutions
Sadly, Porsches are highly sought-after by criminals. In some cities, a car can be stolen and in a container on its way overseas in less than an hour. Nobody wants to walk out their front door to find their pride and joy missing. A security system, especially one with a two-way remote control, will alert you when someone is tampering with your vehicle. Most security systems include shock sensors but you can upgrade with glass breakage sensors and tilt/motion sensors. A tilt sensor is a great way to prevent wheel theft.
If you fear that thieves will simply ignore the sound of an alarm siren and don’t care if you come out of the office or your home to stop them, then you may want to look into a vehicle tracking solution. A small module that combines GPS locating can show you the position of your vehicle to within a few yards, right on the screen of your smartphone. In a time where thieves carry all manner of deadly weapons, it might be safer to let them take your car, then call the police and let them retrieve the vehicle.
Window Tint and Paint Protection Film
Many mobile enhancement retailers offer window tint and paint protection film installation services. Having your windows tinted can dramatically improve the appearance of your Porsche while helping conceal items stored inside. Premium ceramic window films block up to 60% of the UV energy from the sun to help keep the interior of the vehicle cool.
If you take your Porsche to the track, protecting the front of the vehicle from stone chips and rubber debris can be a full-time job. Having paint protection film installed on the vehicle serves as a protective layer between these objects and the fragile paint on the vehicle.
Paint protection film is a thin but incredibly strong urethane that absorbs impacts and prevents scratches. In fact, some of these films have self-healing properties that can absorb small scuffs and scrapes to keep your Porsche looking like new.
Upgrade Your Porsche Today
Hundreds of options, from simple amp and speaker upgrades to elaborate audiophile-grade sound systems, are available to enhance your Porsche. WeatherTech Floor mats, radar detectors, power USB plugs and much more are available from your local specialist mobile enhancement retailer. Drop by today and find out what they can do to upgrade your Porsche.