Have you been trying to drown out the noise of the road by turning up your music or convincing yourself that it isn’t “that” loud? Well, there are ways to reduce the amount of road noise in your car.
The first thing to do is… to determine the source of the noise. Some common causes are tires that create a lot of excess noise on certain types of pavement and engine and exhaust systems that have not been repaired or have been improperly modified. We would be happy to service your vehicle and find the cause of the extra noise. If they are the true cause of the problem, then no amount of simple do-it-yourself fixes can truly and completely “cover up” the noise.
If you want to take it one step further, you can purchase insulation products that can be installed underneath the carpeting and seats of the vehicle. These products are often called, Heat, Noise and Sound Insulation and are fairly inexpensive – one roll often costs less than $30. This project can be a bit time consuming, so you may want to reserve a Saturday afternoon to handle the task.
So whether you want to purchase quieter tires, or try an option like cloth floor mats, there are plenty of possibilities for every budget. Just be sure your expectations are in check, some vehicles are naturally louder than others, either from age or design – while others might be easier to fix.
However, if you have identified that your noise is just a symptom of the general operation of the vehicle, then there are things you can do yourself. First, purchase cloth or carpeted floor mats. These will help insulate some of the noise the driver experiences. Extra layers of fabric or insulation absorb noise, so cloth seat covers can also help to absorb a bit of noise.