Behind the Biz: Big Boyz Car Audio

Want to pump up the volume in your new or classic car? Big Boyz has what you need.

Sometimes, you've just got to amp things up a bit. And when you're out to raise the roof on your car's audio system, there's a locally owned business right here in Lemon Grove that has exactly what you're looking for.

Big Boyz Car Audio, owned by longtime Lemon Grove resident Art Arroyo, is tucked away in a little business complex on the south edge of town. Inside, you're going to find a whole lot of big sound. The store carries all the major brands, and specializes in custom systems for new and classic cars. Arroyo knows his stuff—he's the proud owner of a show car he customized himself.

Here are five things you need to know about Big Boyz Car Audio, from the business owner:

Lemon Grove Patch: Why did you choose to start this business in Lemon Grove?

Art Arroyo: I grew up here, and bought my home here in 2001. I coach baseball in Lemon Grove, and my kids attend school here. I'm an alumni of the Lemon Grove Little League. I enjoy living here.

Lemon Grove Patch: What distinguishes your business from others in the same industry?

Arroyo: We take pride in our service and we care.

Lemon Grove Patch: Any current challenges you face as a business owner?

Arroyo: Many new vehicles already have a nice factory system with a lot of bells and whistles.

Lemon Grove Patch: What's the best business advice you've ever been given?

Arroyo: You either sink or swim. I'm a bona fide swimmer.

Lemon Grove Patch: What was your first car?

Arroyo: A 1982 Buick Regal that I still own. It's now a lowrider show car.


  • Address: 1415 Skyline Drive
  • Phone: 619-469-2699
  • Hours: 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Parking: Free lot
  • Owner: Art Arroyo
  • Handicap Accessible: Street-level entrance
  • Specialty: Car audio, video, alarms, amps and speakers for new and classic cars
  • Facebook: Big Boyz Car Audio
  • Website: Big Boyz Car Audio

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