Finding an inexpensive DVD player for your vehicle is easy if you know where to look. Once you determine the type you want, along the with size and any extras and features, you can look online, in retail stores, or in the local paper for a vehicle DVD player for a price that fits your budget. Remember to keep in mind the space you have available and where you want to have the vehicle DVD player installed.

Part 1 of 4: Determine DVD player type

Before buying a DVD player for your vehicle, you need to decide on the type you want. When choosing a type, you have many options to choose from, including portable, headrest, roof-mounted, in-dash, and sunvisor DVD players.

Step 1: Consider portable DVD players. A portable DVD player allows you to take your entertainment with you.

This type of player is great for keeping the kids occupied in the car. And, you can take it with you out of the car once you reach your destination.

Step 2: Consider headrest DVD players. A headrest DVD player either is a part of or straps to one of the headrests in your vehicle.

A headrest DVD player can keep backseat passengers occupied on both long and short trips.

Step 3: Consider roof-mount DVD players. A roof-mounted DVD player sits between the two front seats in a vehicle, providing entertainment to passengers in the backseat.

Unlike individual headrest DVD players integrated into the back of the seats, a roof-mounted DVD player only allows one movie or program to play at a time.

t overspend. When buying a DVD player for your car, weigh the features you want against your budget and check the compatibility of any peripherals you plan on purchasing along with it. If you have any questions about installing a DVD player in your vehicle, make sure to Ask a Mechanic for advice.

This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as How to Buy an Inexpensive Vehicle DVD Player and was authored by Cheryl Knight.


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