Metra Electronics is Now Shipping Two New Dash Kits for Toyota RAV4 2019-Up Models

HOLLY HILL, FL (09.25.2020)Metra Electronics is shipping two new dash kits, the 107-TO1HG and 108-TO6HG, designed for Toyota RAV4 2019 and up* models. The new RAV4 dashboards do not have space to fit a standard aftermarket Single-DIN or Double-DIN sized radio provision, so Metra has developed two unique solutions for either a 6.8” to 7” screen or Pioneer’s 8” modular receivers.


The 107-TO1HG is part of the new 107 Series of dash kits designed for radios which have an “L” shaped chassis design with the radio chassis at the bottom of the screen. These kits feature a patent-pending design to work with receivers like the Alpine iLX-207, with special brackets included for installation of the Pioneer DMH-C2550NEX and DMH-C2500NEX 6.8” touchscreen in-dash receivers**.


The second kit, the 108-TO6HG, is designed specifically for Pioneer’s Modular Solutions 8” radios, like the DMH-C5500NEX 8-inch touchscreen in-dash receiver**. Both dash kits are painted gloss black, made in the U.S.A., and available now from Metra Electronics. An installation video with tips for installers is also available at

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**Refer to the radio manufacturer for current models.

Progressive AFT Title Fights Enter Second Half at Dallas Half-Mile

DAYTONA BEACH, FL (09.25.2020) – After a near-three decade absence, Progressive American Flat Track returns to Devil’s Bowl Speedway, in Mesquite, Texas, on Friday, September 25, and Saturday, September 26, to launch the second-half of an epic Grand National Championship fight with the Roof Systems Dallas Half-Mile I & II presented by Law Tigers.

Expectations were sky high prior to the start of the 2020 campaign, as Briar Bauman (No. 1 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750) was set to defend his AFT SuperTwins presented by Vance & Hines crown against record-book smasher Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle/Progressive Insurance FTR750).

Those expectations have most certainly been met; between them, the two have accounted for seven of eight Main Event wins on the season while trading the championship advantage back and forth following each successive doubleheader. While reigning champion Bauman currently leads the way, Mees is in a strong position to keep that trend alive with just five points separating the two at the top of the order as they prepare to do battle on Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s high-banked black clay.

The weekend will carry extra importance for a number of riders; it’s the home race of Roof Systems, which is not only the title sponsor of the doubleheader but also a key backer of nearly twenty riders spread across the three classes.

Roof Systems boasts a high-profile presence in the premier category in the form of two front-running efforts, HCRR Racing / Ben Evans Racing, backed by Roof Systems of Dallas, Texas and the Roof Systems of Dallas, Texas racing team.

Both outfits come into Dallas having flashed considerable potential in ‘20. Brandon Robinson (No. 44 HCRR Racing/Ben Evans Racing Indian FTR750) captured two runner-ups in the last three races, Brandon Price (No. 92 Roof Systems of Dallas, Texas Indian FTR750) has run up front in the pack all season long and Dan Bromley (No. 62 Roof Systems of Dallas, Texas Indian FTR750) secured two top fives last time out at Williams Grove.

That increased emphasis will also be evident in the AFT Singles presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys class, where Roof Systems Racing ace Trent Lowe (No. 48 Roof Systems of Dallas, TX/Shoei Helmets Honda CRF450R) is fresh off the best ride of his young professional career.

Lowe pushed championship leader Dallas Daniels (No. 32 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) to the checkered flag en route to his first-career Progressive AFT podium. He’d love to move up one step this weekend.

That said, it could prove difficult to beat Dallas Daniels in Dallas, Texas. The ultra-talented Daniels has blossomed into the title frontrunner in just his second pro season on the strength of three wins and a runner-up result in eight races this season.

Preseason championship favorites Henry Wiles (No. 17 RMR Honda/Honda Talon CRF450R) and Mikey Rush (No. 15 Estenson Racing Yamaha YZ450F) are still within striking distance but would do well to not allow the fast-rising Daniels to pick up any more momentum.

The same could be said for reigning AFT Production Twins champ Cory Texter (No. 1 G&G Racing/Roof Systems Yamaha MT-07), ‘19 runner-up Ryan Varnes (No. 68 RVR/RoyBuilt Don’s Kawasaki Ninja 650), and Indy winner Ben Lowe (No. 25 Roof Systems of Dallas/Bruce Lowe Excavating Yamaha MT-07) regarding the streaking James Rispoli (No. 43 Latus Motors Racing Harley-Davidson XG750R).

Rispoli has won four of the class’ last five races and finished lower than second just once all season long. As a result, he’s assembled a 30-point advantage at the season’s midpoint while leaving his rivals scrambling for answers.

As always, spectator safety has been placed at a premium and Progressive AFT has worked closely with local health and government officials toward those ends. For more on the specific precautions being undertaken, please consult the Progressive AFT Events Health & Safety FAQ.

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Admission has been limited in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines in order to promote a safe atmosphere and allow for proper social distancing. General Admission Grandstand tickets are $25 (kids 12 and under are free with the purchase of an adult admission) with a $10 multi-day discount is available for each pair of Friday/Saturday General Admission tickets purchased in advance. Premium General Admission Grandstand tickets have sold out for Saturday, but a limited number for Friday Premium GA Grandstand tickets remain.

The Main Event program is set to kick off at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT both evenings. Live coverage of the entire weekend’s racing activities will be available on any device for less than $1 per event via TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.

The Roof Systems Dallas Half-Mile I presented by Law Tigers will air on NBCSN on Saturday, October 3, at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT, and the Roof Systems Dallas Half-Mile II presented by Law Tigers will air on NBCSN later that same day at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT. The broadcasts will include exclusive features, cutting-edge aerial drone and onboard footage, and the expert commentary of Progressive AFT legend Chris Carr.

SSV Works 10-Inch Under Dash Sub for RZR Pro XP Kits Now Available

OXNARD, CA (09.24.2020) – SSV Works has announced its new weatherproof Polaris RZR Pro XP under dash 10-inch subwoofer enclosure (p/n RZ5-UD10) is now shipping.

Current SSV Works customers can now add more bass to their 2- or 4-speaker audio kits with an easy Plug-&-Play subwoofer system, or improve the sound of their factory Ride Command system with an easy upgrade.

“Installing the RZ5-UD10 is a simple process with less disassembly than our competitors,” explained Trevor Kaplan, SSV Works CEO. “The enclosure is designed to maximize output without taking up usable space under the passenger side dash. It’s a perfect upgrade to your RZR Pro XP.”

Additional features of the RZ5-UD10 include:

  • Available loaded with a 10-inch SSV Works Powersports subwoofer (RZ5-UD10), Kicker 10-inch subwoofer (RZ5-UD10K), or unloaded (RZ5-UD10U)
  • 100 percent fiberglass for the best sound quality and bass response
  • Finished in a black texture coat to match the factory interior
  • Includes stainless mounting hardware and step-by-step installation instructions
  • Pre-installed weatherproof subwoofer wiring harness

SSV Works also recently announced that its new 3- and 5-speaker kits with JVC backup-camera-ready radio for Polaris RZR Pro XP (2020) are now shipping. SSV Works is also offering, for a limited time, a backup camera with these new systems free of charge.

The Polaris RZR Pro XP 5-speaker kit includes:

  • Direct-Fit dash kit with JVC MR1 Media Receiver and Backup Camera
  • Front door panel speaker pods with SSV Works 6.5-inch speakers
  • Direct-Fit amp mounting system with 4-channel amplifier
  • Plug-&-Play harness, wiring, and cables
  • SSV Works passenger side under dash sub enclosure with Kicker 10-inch subwoofer
  • 3-speaker kits are the same minus the cage pods
  • MSRP (3-speaker kit): RZ5-3A1 is $2,049.99
  • MSRP (5-speaker kit): RZ5-5A1 is $2,399.99

The IPX6-rated KD-MR1BTS digital media receiver features Bluetooth, USB, a 2.7-inch color display, global tuner with weather band, 7-Band EQ, rear view camera capability, and is SiriusXM-Ready.

For more information, visit, call 818-991-1SSV (1778), or email

SEMA360 Educational Seminar Schedule Announced

DIAMOND BAR, CA (09.24.2020) – The SEMA360 Education Program will feature more than 30 professional development seminars and candid conversations with industry-leading celebrities and personalities.

Each session will take place in SEMA360, the new industry event that is 100 percent online on November 2-6. Attendees will be able to sign up for an unlimited number of seminars at no additional cost, when registering to participate in SEMA360.

“While circumstances have refrained us from meeting in person this year, SEMA remains committed to helping our industry members succeed and prosper,” said Gary Vigil, SEMA senior manager of professional development. “Each educational session in SEMA360 was carefully crafted to help attendees make smarter business decisions, and offers the exciting opportunity to hear stories and advice from a diverse collection of highly successful, entrepreneurial leaders.”

View the SEMA360 Seminar schedule document here.

The program includes sessions on online marketing and business management, vehicle accessorization, aftermarket trends and research, advanced vehicle technology and more. Each session is designed to help businesses succeed and automotive aftermarket professionals advance their careers.

“Now more than ever, our members are looking for new and effective ways to come together and build on their industry knowledge and create long-lasting business relationships,” said Vigil. “SEMA360 Education will open new doors to those who are looking to enhance their expertise and get more involved in the industry.”

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JVC Ships SUPER-SIZED 10.1” Multimedia Receiver, Boasting Many Firsts

LONG BEACH, CA (09.23.2020) – JVC Mobile Entertainment is now shipping a SUPER-SIZED 10.1” floating panel digital multimedia receiver. The KW-Z1000W ($1,199.95 MAP) marks the first High Definition multimedia receiver to date for JVC, further elevating its multimedia line for the best in-car user experience.

The large-screen 10.1” HD 1280 x 720 (720P) display is about 2.4 times higher resolution than a conventional WVGA panel. Its highly accurate and responsive capacitive touch screen is paired with optical bonding technology- meaning that there is no longer an air layer between the liquid crystal module and the clear panel, providing the best in glare reduction and off-axis viewing, plus enhanced durability.  Its fully adjustable display allows you to change the depth, height, and angle for easy vehicle fitment. Depth: 2 steps (0, 25/32 inch by set screws), Height: 4 steps (0, 33/64, 1-1/32, 1-17/32 inch by set screws), and Hand Tilt: -10˚ ~ +45˚.

JVC’s Dynamic Graphic User Interface (GUI) displays user selectable “widget” options including album art images, photos, and iDatalink Maestro sources. Swiping the monitor with two fingers lets you split the screen and display single, dual, or triple widget selections. Its unique Live Wallpaper background can also be enabled to synchronize background visual and color with music. User selectable wallpapers and photos in a “slide show” format can also be displayed simply by connecting a phone via Bluetooth and transferring the images from the new JVC Portal App. A “Favorite” icon and physical button selection allows users to choose from a wide variety of shortcut selections to their favorite screens. As is always a stand-out from JVC’s multimedia receivers, the KW-Z1000W includes the ability for users to benefit from the crowd-favorite Gesture Touch Control feature. With Gesture Touch Control, users can keep their eyes on the road, while using intuitive finger movements to control select popular functions, such as volume/track changes, widget format and style.

The KW-Z1000W touts enhanced driver assistance vehicle safety technology, by incorporating 4 selectable camera inputs. When an optional Automotive Data Solutions iDatalink Maestro RR or RR2 is connected, the receiver can also automatically switch to OEM or aftermarket blind spot camera system views on the display when a turn signal is activated (supported vehicles only). Both the RR and RR2 modules provide seamless retention of factory safety and camera systems, steering wheel controls and add performance gauges in most modern vehicles. In addition, the RR2 provides on screen Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) safety alerts (supported vehicles only) and three programmable outputs that can be used to activate things like a winch or a light bar from the KW-Z1000W’s on-screen controls. Radar detector information can also be displayed on the screen when used with a compatible K40 (RR or RR2) or ESCORT (RR2 only) radar detector system.

To visit the KW-Z1000W product page, click here.

When it comes to sound quality, the KW-Z1000W takes it to the next level, implementing its first Parametric EQ control options. With the Parametric EQ, sound quality enthusiasts can adjust the gain and Q for extremely fine tuning within the high pass, high shelving, peaking, low shelving, and low pass filter selections. A 3-way crossover is also available, as well as Digital Time Alignment, Dual Zone Audio controls, and the JVC Exclusive K2 sound effect for enhanced digital sound quality. 3 sets of 5 Volt RCA Pre-outs are available for system expansion, as well as support for Hi-Res Audio, both wired and wireless over a Bluetooth connection for select Android devices, thanks to incorporating LDAC technology.

The KW-Z1000W enables users to connect to Apple CarPlay over a wireless or USB connection, and Android Auto over a wireless or USB connection. It also sports an HDMI input, allowing for an easy connection method for mirroring a smartphone or displaying the content from any device that has an HDMI output. It also includes wireless mirroring technology, enabling users with compatible Android phones to display and control their phone from the receiver, all without the need for any cables.

An HD Radio Tuner is built-in, allowing users to enjoy listening to AM/FM stations with enhanced content and better sound quality, all with no monthly fees. It is also SiriusXM-Ready (SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner and subscription sold separately), providing access to over 150 channels of the widest variety of ad-free music, plus entertainment, news, comedy and sports you won’t hear anywhere else.

“The number of firsts that this SUPER-SIZED receiver features are unprecedented in JVC’s multimedia line-up history,” said Ron Trout, JVC’s Director of Sales. “The pent-up demand for this product by both dealers and end-users is incredible, and we couldn’t be more excited as a company to deliver on our promise of exceeding expectations with the KW-Z1000W.”

For more information on the KW-Z1000W, visit JVC Mobile Entertainment’s website at

Accele Electronics Goes Touchless

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA (09.23.2020) –  Accele Electronics has announced an additional product in the emerging “Personal Safety” category, The SNG400 Touchless Hand Sanitizer. The SNG400 is the perfect product to offer customers concerned about personal Safety, Hygiene and Virus protection while in their vehicles. The SNG400 reduces the risk from handling items while using Drive Thru’s at Banks and Fast Food Restaurants.

Additionally, in this age of Covid-19 it reduces the risk of handling packages and currency while shopping and picking up take-out meals as they return to their vehicles. There’s no need to touch anything, simply place hands under the spout to automatically dispense the sanitizer and eliminate the risk of cross-contamination as in standard pump dispensers. The device is designed to fit standard Cupholders in late model vehicles and is powered by 4 AA Batteries (not included).

Plus, it uses Hand Sanitizer Gel readily available everywhere. Another critical application is within the Fleet category where vehicles are used 24/7 and have multiple drivers therefore increasing the risk of viruses and germs spreading. Fleet operators can rest assured that their drivers are being safe when using the SNG400 regularly. Also perfect for Expeditors who can offer these devices to dealerships for demonstrator and loaner vehicles where there are multiple drivers.

Dealerships may also sell in their parts departments and accessory stores. As a result of its ingenious design, the SNG400 can be used anywhere including Offices & Homes. It’s particularly appropriate for Retail businesses at the Point Of Sale since it can provide customers with service as a demonstration system to pique interest while offering “peace of mind” as an in-store and in-shop Sanitizer.

Accele’s SNG400 is available in Retail packing for immediate shipment, please call your Accele Representative for special introductory pricing and further information or Toll Free (800) 788-1212 Ext 1,

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New Compustar PRO Remote Starters Feature Big Changes

SEATTLE, WA (09.22.2020) – Firstech is announcing the addition of two new remote kits to its Compustar PRO Series line of remote car starters: the PRO T13 (RFX-P2WT13-SF) and PRO R5 (RFP2WR5-SF). Both remote kits include 2-way, USB rechargeable remotes with super-long range and proximity unlocking capabilities.

The Compustar PRO T13 will be Firstech’s flagship model heading into the 2020 remote start and holiday seasons. The PRO T13 remote will be capable of up to 3 miles of 2-way range for remote start, security, and keyless entry commands. All remote commands are confirmed on the remote’s vibrant, color LCD. The PRO T13 also features a water-resistant case design and USB charging port. On a full charge, the maximum battery life is
45 days.

For convenient vehicle access, the Compustar PRO T13 and R5 remote kits will offer new proximity unlocking capabilities. This feature, which is built into the RF antenna, automatically unlocks and disarms the vehicle when the remote is within 3-6 feet. Proximity unlocking makes getting into the vehicle easier for users carrying shopping bags or equipment into their cars.

Joining the PRO T13 in the Compustar PRO Series lineup will be the PRO R5. The R5 remote is a compact, one button solution that uses LEDs to provide 2-way remote start and keyless entry confirmation. Two special characteristics of the PRO R5 is that it will be USB rechargeable and capable of receiving 2-way alarm alerts.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to release the next-generation of Compustar remotes in time for the 2020/21 remote start season,” shares Jason Kaminski, Firstech’s Managing Director. “Both the T13 and R5 are packed with the best Compustar has to offer, including improved durability, extended battery life, elegant case design, and enhanced user experience – just to name a few.”

The Compustar PRO T13 and PRO R5 will include two 2-way remotes in each kit along with the Drone X1 LTE telematics module for connecting the system to the DroneMobile app. Upon installation, customers can activate a 30-day free Premium trial to DroneMobile for smartphone control, GPS tracking, and family sharing.

Firstech will begin shipping limited quantities of the PRO T13 and R5 in mid-October 2020, with a full release scheduled for early December. These remotes kits will be available exclusively to authorized Compustar Pro retailers.

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GoFast Solutions Appoints Jon Clement as Upstate New York Sales Manager

GoFast Solutions has announced the appointment of Jon Clement as Sales Manager for the Upstate New York Territory for all 12 Volt related Brands. Dave Prinz, CEO of GoFast Solutions stated “Jon is a welcome addition to our team. As we continue to invest and grow as a Company by providing the best solutions to our customers, Jon’s knowledge and over 15 years of experience in the category and the area make him a perfect fit for the Upstate New York market.”

Jon Clement – Sales Manager for the Upstate New York Territory

Jon Clement said “I’m really excited to join the team at GoFast! I’ve resided in Upstate NY my entire life and I am looking forward to using that experience as an opportunity to serve the Dealer Base.

Jon Clement can be reached at

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KENWOOD Ships Revolutionary 10.1” ULTIMATE Display Floating Panel Receivers

LONG BEACH, CA (09.21.2020) – KENWOOD USA is now shipping three 10.1” ULTIMATE display floating panel receivers:  KENWOOD eXcelon Reference DNR1007XR Digital Multimedia Receiver with Built-in Garmin Navigation ($1,599.95 MAP), KENWOOD eXcelon Reference DMX1057XR Digital Multimedia Receiver ($1,199.95 MAP), and the KENWOOD DMX1037S Digital Multimedia Receiver ($1,199.95 MAP).

These flagship receivers come equipped with an abundance of new (and many exclusive) technologies! A “Bonded Optical Display” is adopted to further enhance their high definition 1280 x 720 (720P) capacitive touch panels, providing vivid colors and high contrast. Optical Clear Adhesive is added between the touch screen and the LCD to eliminate the air layer and suppress light reflection and glare. This revolutionary feature enhances the contrast and brightness, maintaining the very best of display visibility in various vehicle environments.

The floating panel design consists of a 3-way adjustable display: 2 positions Forward/Backward (fixed by screws), 4 positions Up/Down (fixed by screws), and user adjustable tilt by hand of -10° to +45°. The newly designed home screen is now comprised of a Source Control and Driving Widget. The Driving Widget allows selection of a clock, compass, or equalizer setting, etc., while the background allows selection of album art, audio visualizer, or photo. Photos and wallpaper can easily be customized over a connected phone’s Bluetooth connection, thanks to the addition of the KENWOOD Portal App. 

The KENWOOD eXcelon Reference receivers exclusively deliver the best in sound quality and performance, incorporating tuned audiophile grade components, an X-cover anti-resonance chassis design, 3 sets of 5 volt pre-outs, a Parametric EQ, 3-way crossover, LDAC to stream Hi-Res Audio via Bluetooth with select Android phones, and a 2 year warranty. The DNR1007XR also adds an SD card source input and industry-leading Garmin navigation built-in, now including 3 years of FREE map updates and 5 years of FREE traffic and weather information with the KENWOOD Traffic Powered by INRIX App.

Driver safety and vehicle integration have been further enhanced on all 3 receivers, thanks to the Automotive Data Solutions iDatalink Maestro RR2. In addition to providing the seamless factory integration experience you have become accustomed to with the RR, these models feature expanded support when connected to the RR2, including an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Widget, Customizable Accessory Controls, and compatibility with not only K40, but also with specific ESCORT radar detector systems (sold separately). The ADAS driving widget will display OEM lane departure and front/rear collision avoidance alerts (available features vary by vehicle), while the Customizable Accessory Controls give users the ability to add up to three 12 volt triggered accessories, eliminating the need for physical ON/OFF switches. JVCKENWOOD corporation is currently the only company offering the ADAS widget and accessory controls with the RR2.

To further complement vehicle integration and add-on accessory options, the receivers have 4 camera inputs, enabling connection of a variety of camera configurations, including on-screen touch control with the CMOS-320, the ability to mirror the front and 3rd camera image, as well as a connection for the DRV-N520 touchscreen-controlled integrated dashboard camera. They also feature compatibility with KENWOOD’s HD Camera, the CMOS-740HD, which displays the front and/or rear camera image in high definition 1280 x 720 (720P) and utilizes high dynamic range (HDR) technology to overcome the negative effects of dark or very bright conditions, making it one of the best and safest vehicle camera options.  

All three receivers are compatible with Apple CarPlay wirelessly and wired, and Android Auto wirelessly and wired. Phone display options include screen mirroring with touch control over a wireless connection for compatible Android devices, as well as an HDMI input. Other notable features include Built-in HD Radio, SiriusXM Ready, and Hi-Res Audio support over a USB connection.

Slated as “Bigger is Better,” as is the trend with OEM receivers, there is an increasing request for larger aftermarket in-dash receivers. By increasing the display size to 10.1”, these receivers have over 2x the actual viewing area of a typical 7” display. “In a world where the race to zero seems to be never ending, we couldn’t be happier then to bring the ultimate trio of receivers to the most demanding of users, providing our dealers with truly the best in sound quality and performance,” said Mike Roberts, VP of Sales and Marketing for KENWOOD. “By further enhancing the integration and installation options available with these receivers, our dealers can offer their customers a truly revolutionary in-vehicle experience”.




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Jackie Cooper Electronics Adds to Oklahoman Reader’s Choice Awards Collection

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (09.21.2020) – Top Car Stereo Store and Top Tinting Store were 2020 Oklahoman Readers Choice Awards Jackie Cooper Electronics added to their collection of awards from the local daily Oklahoma City newspaper. Over 300,000 votes were cast by Oklahoman readers during the 2020 newspaper’s Reader’s Choice campaign. These awards celebrate and recognize the very best our community has to offer is a theme of the Reader’s Choice Awards campaign.

Donnie Chaffin gives a big thumbs up in this image with Jill Splitt and Tristan Osborn by a collection of the Oklahoman Reader’s Choice Awards in the showroom.

“Every day we all work very hard to deliver the very best customer experience. Receiving these 2 awards this year lets us know we are delivering on our goal of providing our customers with a solid experience” Donnie Chaffin, who heads activities of the 53-year old firm, related to 12volt News.

Commercial window tinting is a growing area of business for the company.

Jackie Cooper Electronics offers a wide selection of 12volt audio, remote start, convenience, safety products, cellular, marine and tinting in the company’s state of the art showroom and installation facility in Northwest Oklahoma City. In addition the company has a separate division that offers residential and commercial window tinting services. Mobile installation teams provide tinting for large commercial and school projects.

Social media posts feature attention-grabbing vehicles in front of the store.

To drive visibility in the marketplace Jackie Cooper Electronics, underJill Splitt’s guidance, is very active on social media platforms.

A collection of Oklahoman Reader’s Choice Awards presented to Jackie Cooper Electronics.

Jackie Cooper Electronics has garnered over a dozen Oklahoman Reader’s Choice Awards.

Congratulations to the Jackie Cooper Electronics Team.

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