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A car stereo allows you to enjoy music in your car, simply using the power of your vehicle's battery and engine to power the playback. Most vehicles come equipped with some kind of car radio, or a space in which to fit one, but there are options to be able to play back recorded music as well as simply listening to whatever is on the radio at the time.

Older car stereos will include a tape deck to allow audio cassettes to be played, while their more modern counterparts may have a slot for a CD to be inserted instead. Moving even further into the modern age, a wealth of other connectivity options might be available, from iPod docks to Bluetooth streaming, slots for USB pen drives or SD memory cards, and so on.

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