How many watts is good for car speakers?

I am thinking about getting new speakers for my car. I am going on a road trip soon, and I believe that having better-sounding tunes will make the journey more fun. How many watts is good for car speakers?

Answer
Having new speakers is a great addition to your car before a long road trip! The correct wattage for good sound depends on the quality of the stereo that you currently have.
All speakers are different, so you may want to ask an audio expert to pair the right speakers with the stereo you currently have for optimum sound. If you have a factory stereo, which is 10 to 15 watts RMS per channel or less, you need speakers with high sensitivity ratings (over 90 decibels). If you have already updated your stereo to a high-powered system, you should match the RMS to the user manual’s specs.
Anytime you make changes to your vehicle, contact your car insurance provider to ensure that your new speakers are adequately covered. Downloading the Jerry app can help!
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 08, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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