How to Make Your Car Cabin Quieter
When you’re out on the road in your car, there’s almost nothing more annoying than an excessively noisy cabin. While many newer model cars include sound deadening technology, older vehicles do not possess these items, meaning every road trip has the possibility of been accompanied with excess noise. Red Toyota C-HR
Fortunately, although many people don’t realize it, there are actually a few easy ways to make the cabin of your vehicle much quieter so that you get the enjoyable ride that you deserve.
If the cabin of your vehicle is excessively noisy, there are generally two culprits: The wind and your tires. When you’re driving down the road and the wind is whipping past your vehicle, it can make your cabin very load, especially if the seals around your doors and windows are thin or have loosened. Fortunately, excessive cabin noise due to wind isn’t as difficult as you might believe.
The easiest way to reduce the noise level in your cabin is through the use of sound deadener technology. Typically, these will be sound deadening mats. These sound deadening pads can be strategically placed throughout your vehicle, such on the door panels or in the trunk of your car, to help make your cabin whisper quiet.
Some consumers will opt for sound deadening spray instead of pads. The advantage of these sprays is that they can be applied very quickly and can block sound in some of the hardest to reach places in your vehicle. By using either of these sound deadening tools, you should be able to drastically lower the noise level in your car’s cabin.
Using sound deadening technology is the easiest, least expensive way to quiet your vehicle’s cabin. However, sometimes sound deadening tools don’t quite give you the level of quiet you’re looking for, which means that you’ll need to move on to more advanced sound reduction methods.
Other than wind, the largest cause of cabin noise is how your tires interact with the road. If you have the wrong kind of tires, it can make your cabin much noisier and your time in the car more stressful. Generally speaking, the best tires for noise reduction are low profile tires. This means that they are less wide than standard tires, and are usually a smaller size. In addition, the hardness and pattern of your tire can greatly affect cabin noise.
If it’s almost time to replace your tires, you should ask a professional about which tire types are likely to give you the quietest cabin.
Another common cause of engine noise is having a vehicle with a very loud engine. While some engine types will be louder than others—think electric vs. diesel—your engine shouldn’t be so loud that it interferes with your driving experience. If your engine is unusually loud and it’s making your cabin extra noisy, you should bring your car to a maintenance professional. A quick engine tune-up may make your engine run more smoothly and quietly, lowering your cabin noise level.
Follow these tips and you’ll be able to make your cabin quieter so that you can more fully enjoy your time spent behind the wheel.