Why Choose us?
It's about what we can do that's unique. Anybody can sell you boxes of stuff, online or at another store. But do they care?
Driving your car is about more than getting to a destination. It's about enjoying life while getting there.
Getting stuck in traffic should be the best part of your day. Your favorite music, a live performance just for you and your loved ones.
We all love to upgrade and customize our vehicles to suit our lives. Audio systems, driver safety, rims, video entertainment, you name it
WE WILL DELIVER!
What do they care if their passion in life are they doing this because they want to or because they have to?
At Mobile West, we do this because I have a passion for providing high-quality performance life experiences, in your vehicle, regardless of your budget.
Your car, truck, boat, bike, hovercraft, space ship should be an extension of your soul.
Portland's best car audio and restyling accessories every budget.
WHAT WE OFFER
About Us And Our History
Portland’s Car Audio Experts since 1975
In the 1970’s, it was all about 8-Track radios and CB’s. Buy a new car, and they normally come with a hole in the dash… (aka the radio delete) You came to Mobile West and we would choose something to give you some enjoyment. Some people just wanted a budget AM/FM radio, and others wanted better. Under-dash equalizer boosters were all the rage, and you could tweak the sound from song to song. We strived to make everyone in the neighborhood happy, no matter their budget. Our head installer, Phil, started here in 1977… Going out to car dealerships to install radios in the rain…. The 1980’ started with Cassette players, the “Car Phone” and the old Altec Lansing ‘Voice of the Highway speakers’. Everyone needed the local stereo shop. Cars were starting to come with basic systems, but these were pretty mediocre, even by the day's standards. By the end of the decade we had the invention of the ‘Pull-Out’ CD player, MB Quart, Boston Acoustic and ADS Speakers and Amplifiers and the start of the need for car alarms… The first Subwoofers were starting to appear on the absolute edge of the state of the art. My 1987 Honda CRX had 4 8” woofers in a box that took up the back of the car completely! And it was love at first listen! I think I wore out 4 copies of the Beastie Boys first album. By the 1990’s, the first factory attempts at better audio started. It also got the reputation of ‘No Highs, No Lows, must be BOSE’. We started to integrate with those factory systems to make them better. Big time for the CD Changer! Lots of customers came to us to integrate these into their new cars, since the dealers wanted $1500+ for one of these in the trunk! We developed ways of making Alpine and Pioneer changers work with the factory radio in the dash. This was the start of High-End audio being available to the masses. This was also the time of the ‘BIG BASS’ systems. Lots of 15” speakers were being installed in the back of whatever car you had so that you could let everyone know you were coming. Some of the more esoteric systems were being created with blends of Home and Car audio technology. Mini Trucks with walls of sound in the back….. We at Mobile West knew that you wanted better sound inside, so we were some of the fist adopters of Dynamat. Sound control has been a priority since we learned about it. My old Volvo 240 sedan went to many sound-off competitions, and with a lower power, it would astound people… Because we kept the music inside, and kept the road noises out! The other benefit of keeping the sound from waking the neighborhood is that the radio thief’s stay away…. In the 2000’s, we moved out of the suburbs and into the city. It changed how we approach our livelihood. It changed what good means. There are lots of regular people about, but this also allowed us to talk to those of us that have very different budgets too… European cars became more of a normal occurrence for us, and customers weren’t satisfied with these vehicles came with… Most shops have little to no experience with Fiber-Optics, or Multichannel systems… they would turn these people away… Not us. We became specialists in doing the impossible… or at least what everyone else said was not possible… We evolved to be much more than a ‘just the basics’ shop… Leave those thoughts to the suburbs….
Mobile West Today
What do you say? 2015 we moved into the new building at 2111 NE MLK. 3 times the size of our last building on NE Broadway. The old BMW dealership. We built a new showroom that depicts all of the things we do to customers cars on a daily basis. It doesn’t look or feel like what most people expect visiting a car stereo shop. No pointing at big boxes and never being able to listen to results… We are professionals who have passion for what we do… Demonstration vehicle on the showroom floor… Several more on the premises… A clean and organized shop full of some of the most dedicated installers anywhere… With all of the necessary test and fabrication equipment that is needed for integration into modern vehicles… So the results can look, and feel and work like they were part of the vehicle straight off the showroom floor, only better! You can come and look, and feel and listen to many different levels of what is normal to us, and to dream about what is possible… for anyone who wants better. Different areas to listen to different quality of solution. Quiet customer lounge area upstairs to relax and enjoy… or to contemplate what results you want. We still strive to make your car your favorite place to listen to music…. No matter the budget… But also to upgrade the technology, and look, and feel, and safety. Better lighting for safer driving… Parking sensors and cameras to keep everyone out of the body shop… Land departure and blind spot systems to keep you out of accidents… DVR systems when you do have an accident to prove your innocence… Smartphone integration to have your devices work seamlessly in your vehicle… Security and Convenience upgrades to give the car you have al of the latest features… Audio/Video systems to keep the kids entertained… Sound Deadening to keep your car quiet on those same road trips… Better seating and upholstery to either repair the damage, or to make it feel new again… If you can dream it, we can do it, to the highest level of quality. We make your vehicle your favorite destination! And, Of Course… To make your ears happy! Every Day! Thanks, Peter Clover and Team Mobile West Car Audio and Restyling MW AutoCraft 2111 NE M L King, Jr Blvd Portland, OR 97212 503.257.0488
OUR CUSTOMER REVIEWS
I am SO glad I check reviews before getting my stereo installed. I WAS going to go to Car Toys, but after reading the reviews on Google, I went to Mobile West. I was greeted and helped really quickly. The tech that installed my speakers and stereo was really friendly and the install was super fast. They didn't try to sell me anything I didn't need. I told the tech right up front exactly what I wanted and he didn't BS me. I will recommend them to everyone I know. I will use Mobile West for all future installs. THANK YOU!
Mobile West installed an amp and it was a great experience. They had a loaner car so I was able to work and come back. They were quick with the install and now the sound is 10x better!! I notice it daily on my commutes. One thing, I really liked was how they gave different options on improving sound. Allowing me to choose the quote to fit my budget. Thanks Mobile West!
Honest, truly accommodating and expert at what they do. Everything you want in an audio shop.
Great customer service, excellent product selection. You get what you pay for. No need for cheap gimmicks like some of the other audio stores. Matt and Pete are very knowledgeable and exemplify Great Customer Service.
These guys are the real deal! Extremely knowledgeable, very courteous staff and some of the best installers in the business. You owe it to yourself to give them a try!
Peter, Matt, Allan and the installers are all amazing. I had a difficult install integrating a large system into my 2014 Infiniti. They absolutely nailed it. It sounds amazing and would recommend these guys to anyone. I look forward to getting into my car every day..Thank you guys! Happy Holidays
Awesome work as usual. My f150 interior looks amazing and the stereo system rocks! Thanks Peter and crew!!
I picked up a ilx 007 alpine deck for my Toyota FJ Cruiser. Peter was awesome at explaining every step to the installation process. He even walked me threw the work area and showed me some of the work that they were doing. Everything looks better than stock quality.
I spent a little time talking to Matt and Allen. I am very pleased that they took the time to listen to my needs, they are enthusiasts that truly care about the product, their customers, and matching the two together. They have earned my future business by just "being themselves".
I Highly recommend Mobile West!, I have had them install car stereos, speakers, subwoofers, alarm systems, and hands free phone systems in several cars over the years and they always do Excellent work!. Peter has a plethora of knowledge and an excellence of his business that is unsurpassed. I trust no one but Mobile West for all my car Stereo Needs.
They did a great job setting up iPhone integration with my factory stereo. No high pressure sales, Peter was friendly, knowledgable, honest and everything was done right and on time.
They are legit and know what they are doing. They eagerly answered all my questions even months after my purchase, even helping upgrade to my new Iphone. Perfect mix of customer service, price and the products that do what you want. No creepy car audio guys, just upbeat guys who appear to really enjoy what they do. THANKS.
Honest, truly accommodating and expert at what they do. Everything you want in an audio shop.
The folks at Mobile West went above and beyond my expectations to help me upgrade my car's AV system. Matt was friendly, knowledgeable and realistic in recommending hardware that the best fit for my needs and budget. The staff was always friendly, patient, and attentive. They even lent me a car while my mine was in the shop. My new system now works and sounds great. Don't ever think about taking your car to the amateurs at Car Toys. The employees at Mobile West are professional, experienced and have a lot of integrity. Highly recommended!