Custom installation work is our specialty here at Street Smart in Flowood. If you want to get us excited about something that we could talk about for hours, this is it. Our facility and staff are geared around this area of our business. We love the challenge of taking an automobile and creating something beautiful that is also functional.
Art in your Car
If you wanted to sum up our vision of custom work in a simple phrase, it would be “art in your car.” This is where the artistic side of our installation team really shines. We view an automobile as a blank canvas just waiting for a beautiful masterpiece to be created. We think the single biggest difference in our work versus the competition is our focus on making the install look like it came factory-equipped. Our goal is to try to use the same lens that the interior engineers used when creating your vehicle in the first place. Over the years, we have seen lots of great work that simply looked out of place with the factory equipment.
Proper Design and Engineering
When you think about it, the word “custom” means something isn’t an off-the-shelf piece. Someone is building a product just for you. Now, the question has to be asked: Are they designing and engineering this product properly or simply building it on the fly and hoping for the best? Too often, that is the case — but it doesn’t happen here.
When Street Smart builds a custom trunk area for you, we take into account that the vehicle has to be serviceable. There is no excuse for a poor design that creates a five-hour job to replacement a bad tail light bulb. There is also no excuse for a poorly designed system that can’t handle the moisture, vibration and g forces that normally occur in your automobile. In short, our team takes everything into account when designing and building your system.
Wood is Not the Answer
This heading probably got your attention. For too long, car audio shops have used wood as the only material to use when building elements in a vehicle. While wood does have its use for certain items, things like composite materials and metal are much better suited for many applications. We have seen wood used for speaker adapters inside a door, which makes no sense because water gets in there and the wood deteriorates.
Our builds get composite materials that are specifically designed to handle that environment. When it comes time to build your amplifier mounting rack, we often use a custom-build metal rack, rather than a piece of wood. These are the details that often go unnoticed but work in tandem to build a longer-lasting, better-performing system.
Details Make the Difference
When a chef is making a new dish, what sets apart the final product are the details. The same holds true with us. Factory color-matched upholstery and design cues are normal for us. We create connections and fastening systems that actually make sense, using magnets and stainless steel hardware. We are well-versed in all forms of materials, including composites, metal and — of course — wood. Many times, there may not be an installation “solution” that meets our standards, so we simply build it in-house. We focus on color, material and grain to consistently match factory designs. These details have gotten us numerous awards and lots of magazine coverage.
Come Meet with Us
The next step in building the audio system of your dreams is to schedule a consultation with one of our team. When you come in with your vehicle, we will give you one-on-one attention. We will listen as you explain your goals for the upgrades while also looking over your ride in detail. At that point, we will create a custom design built exclusively around your needs. Let us show you why more and more people every year choose Street Smart for their custom installation.