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Don’t let this era of technology slip through your fingers

How can I make hands-free calls in an older car? 

The kind of technology that is available in new cars, trucks and SUVs is nothing short of incredible. If you’re driving an older vehicle, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the latest connectivity options. If you’re wondering, ‘How can I make hands-free calls in an older car,’ the product experts at Carizma Motors have some answers for you. The technology exists to retrofit your vehicle to make it match the capabilities of anything that just rolled off of the assembly line. A few of our product experts put together this handy guide to help people get started on their journey toward modernizing their daily driver. Let’s take a look at what they found for customers. 

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Aftermarket Bluetooth Connectivity Options 

Did you know that the United States government has required automakers to install hands-free calling technology in the last 10 years? If your current vehicle was built outside of that timeframe, you can still use your phone’s native Bluetooth connectivity functions to make calls without running afoul of local distracted driving laws. 

There are a couple of ways to add Bluetooth technology to your vehicle. Some people choose to replace the factory radio in their vehicle with something more advanced. This is a perfectly workable solution if you have the money to spend and the time to be without your vehicle while it is installed. Even if you choose to do the work yourself, it could be a time-consuming project. From our point of view, the easiest and most cost-effect method of adding Bluetooth to a vehicle is to use a Bluetooth radio receiver. These devices are relatively inexpensive, and they are basically plug-and-play. 

What is Amazon Alexa Auto? 

Over the last year, a lot of us have become spoiled by our Amazon Alexa digital home assistant. This same technology, which will add more functionality, can be added to your vehicle. The small and unobtrusive unit connects to most smartphones and it will allow people to do everything they do with the Alexa unit in their homes, plus it uses the same natural language recognition to make or receive phone calls, play music or get driving directions. 

If you want to learn more about what the Carizma Motors inventory has to offer, make an appointment with one of our product experts today.