God knows if this is the right place for this thread or even if "Car stereos" is the right term these days. I'd have said "Car radio cassette" but I gather cassettes have fallen out of favour recently. Anyway, mine's started to play up and I haven't the foggiest why - hence me asking here. Yes, I know I could take it to the local "Car audio" place but I'm clueless about such things and I don't want the whole "Not the nine-o-clock news" treatment. (Millenials click here if your Grandad never told you about proper TV programs) Back to the dodgy in-car hi-fi: I have an 11 year old vehicle and the radio quality has been deteriorating over the last few weeks. I mostly listen to Radio 4 on FM and sometimes it's impossible to hear. I also listen to Long Wave radio (stop giggling at the back) and that's also inaudible occasionally. My understanding is that FM reception is via the external car aerial and LW is via the radio's internal aerial so I'm not sure that a loose aerial connection is the cause. Any (useful) suggestions?