A Best Buy spokesman said the business will be operated under the Best Buy brand but that the chain would be "leveraging Car Toys' expertise in the commercial channel to help us build the business." Best Buy's installers will do the install in the chain's bays, he added.
"This move is part of a broader strategy to grow and capture value in the after-market car electronics space, an industry which is undergoing a new wave of innovation and advancements driven by the customer's need for technology and connectivity in their vehicle," Best Buy added.
Best Buy operates more than 1,000 installation bays employing 3,000 certified Geek Squad installers.
Car Toys is the largest independent car audio and mobile electronics retailer in the U.S. with 50 stores, an online presence at CarToys.com, and a commercial services division. Its stores operate in western cities, including Seattle, Spokane, Portland, Denver, Colorado Springs, Ft. Collins, Houston, Dallas and Ft. Worth.