Areas of Your Car to Soundproof
Although it is impossible to eliminate 100% of the internal and external noises you hear while driving, a lot of these sounds can be greatly diminished. In fact, depending on a few factors such as the age of your car, the kind of tires on your car, and the quality of car soundproofing materials used, you can reduce the internal cabin noise by up to 50% or more! There are many ways to accomplish this kind of quiet ride, but materials aside, let’s take a look at which areas of your car you can and should be soundproofing to get the most noise reduction possible.
The Floors, Trunk, and Roof
Starting with the floor of your car is probably the easiest and most affordable way to begin soundproofing your vehicle. Soundproof car mats are often very inexpensive to purchase, and extremely easy to install yourself without the help of a professional. You simply need to lift up the floor mats currently in your car to place the soundproof car mats underneath them. These mats will absorb vibrations and sounds coming from the exhaust and engine of your car. If you wish, these soundproofing car mats can be installed virtually anywhere in your car, including the cabin floors, the trunk, and car roof.
Many cars have thin doors without any insulation, and an empty cavity inside. By removing the door panelling you can expose the interior of the doors to install a soundproofing foam or spray. Sprays are generally used to dampen noises whereas foams do a better job at absorbing vibrations from the car. Either option can be beneficial, but installing a soundproofing spray or foam inside the door can be a tricky job which might require some professional help. However, the end result is improved acoustics in your car and a sound system that sounds brand new!
Windows and Door Frames
Even the smallest gaps in your car doors and windows will add to the noise getting through to the cabin. Especially if your car is a few years old, you may want to think about replacing the rubber seals around the doors and windows. Sealing these gaps will instantly reduce wind noise, as well as tire and engine noises. This is generally an inexpensive fix, and can be installed without the help of a soundproofing professional in most cases.Want to shop our soundproofing products? Check out our store to see what we have available to soundproof your car. Contact us if you have questions about car soundproofing!