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Car Soundproofing: How to Reduce Road Noise in Car

How to Make Your Car Exhaust Quieter

Chances are, if you work a normal 9-5 job, you may have got yourself stuck in traffic at one time or another. It happens to nearly everybody, and its something that is nearly impossible to entirely avoid.

While you sit there in traffic, sun beating down on top of your windshield, the noise of construction equipment, angry drivers, and stereos that are way too loud start to take their toll on you. If only there was a way to drown out all this noise to make this experience at least a little less painful.

You happen to be in luck, as there exist many ways in which one can muffle the noise of the world outside their car. Today we will take a look at some of the methods in which you can soundproof your car!

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How to Quiet a Noisy Lifter: Can Noisy Lifters Cause Damage?

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If you are into cars, you are very well familiar with what a lifter is.

The purpose of a lifter is to keep your engine quieter and at the same time to improve the performance of it and ensure long a healthy life of the engine.

The fact is that they are made to keep the engine quiet and to be quiet themselves. However, sometimes lifters can go faulty too and start making unnecessary noise, that is surely not something that should happen.

Sadly, this is not a rare problem. It can occur rather often in older cars and in those cars that have a really large mileage. And not to mention the cases when the car itself is not serviced regularly.

The noise that they are producing can vary. It can last from just a few moments to the full time of a motor running.

The noise that a faulty lifter can produce is usually just simple ticking or tapping, but when it happens constantly, it can be really annoying.

Just remember the tapping of water from a leaky faucet. It is not much when you look at it, but when you have to listen to it; it is even more than annoying.

Now, not that the tapping and ticking sounds of a faulty lifter are just annoying, but they can also cause or be a symptom of more serious problems on your car. If you do not take care of it in time, your engine might get seriously damaged.

For this reason, I have listed four simple and common things that might cause a noisy lifter and I have also given you some of the solutions to the problem.

But let’s first give a quick look at the damage it can cause and how harmful it can be.

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What Are Some of the Best Sound Deadening Materials?

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You are probably already familiar with the concepts of soundproofing and sound absorbing, but what do you know about sound deadening? Or sound dampening?

As a matter of fact, both sound deadening and sound dampening refer, in most cases, to the same thing. Frankly, not a lot of people know what these are. Do you?

I know that my husband does. Since he cares for his car so much, he must be well informed about soundproofing as well as sound deadening.

And why is that? Well, it is because sound deadening is used to prevent vibrations, rattles, and any dissipation of a noise. This especially refers to the cars but it may be applied to other things, too.

Therefore, it could be said that sound deadening presents a process of reducing rattles, road noises, engine clutter, and vibrations, for example, inside a car.

With this in mind, the materials for sound deadening are massive and dense, which makes a sound dissipate and reduce its energy.

Depending on the location of the noise you are trying to block, there are various and different solutions which you could apply.

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Car Undercoating Soundproofing: Does It Reduce Noise?

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Each one of us spends a significant part of the day in our vehicle. Normally we try to exclude all the noise that comes along, but there are days when it’s simply more nerve-wracking than usual. We try to think of as many ways as possible to deal with it without spending a fortune.

Have you heard of car undercoating? Some people swear that it’s the best thing to fix the unwanted sounds issue. Let’s see what it is and how does it work. Perhaps this could be a solution to your problems.

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Noico Sound Deadener Review: How Effective is this Deadener?

Noico Sound Deadener Review

You know, it warms my heart to see the industry of soundproofing of all kinds booming as much as it has been in the past years. I recall a time when it was something only professionals could hope to afford or some such other nonsense.

I sure could’ve used access to good, cheap and effective soundproofing back when I drove my first ever car. Let me tell you, that beat-up, second-hand clunker was such a hellion of noise pollution that to this day I thank my lucky stars it did not somehow manage to noise me to death.

Nowadays, my problem might even be the opposite, were I in a similar situation. How am I supposed to make a decision on what sound deadener to use when there’s so much choice?

You might recall us discussing one of the main competitors for today’s product of interest. Here is a refresher, in case you need to be reminded of how that went.

Overall, however, there are many things to be said about Noico and almost all of them extremely positive, so let’s get right into it, without further ado. We’ll be reviewing and rating all possible aspects of the Noico product line, to ensure you get a comprehensive idea as to why this might be the choice for you.

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Sound Deadening Car Doors – Simple Step-by-Step Guide

Sound Deadening Car Doors

Fighting noise while driving was never an easy job. The most vulnerable part of your car is, of course, doors. Even if you close the car windows and turn the music on the radio up, there is still a high chance that the noise will still be audible.

I hate driving and not being able to clearly hear my favorite song on the radio. But that’s not the biggest problem that you might face, and since you are here, you probably know what I’m talking about.

This has been a huge problem for me until recently when I decided to do something about it. I found a lot of information in books and on the internet and did this all by myself. I also recommended the method to a lot of my friends and they were all thrilled when they saw the results.

Luckily, you won’t have to waste your time on research because there is a number of easy ways to soundproof your car and especially your car doors and I’m here to present you with the best of them.

In addition to the traffic noise, some car doors produce very annoying rattling sounds, but don’t worry, there is a way to fix this as well. It’s fairly easy and won’t require too much of your time.

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Van Soundproofing: Noise Reduction in 5 Simple Steps

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A friend had asked me a couple of years ago if I could help her insulate her van from noise. As informed as I am when it comes to sound insulation, many ideas came to my mind immediately. However, I wasn’t exactly sure how to help her, because I’d never insulated a van before – until then.

Of course, I did a lot of research and found an abundance of information. I determined what is the best way to do this and the results of this little project that we did in her van were amazing.

Now I want to share what I’ve learned with you since I believe there are many of you who might have a noise problem with their vehicle.

Whether you own a regular van or a camper van, there are many materials that you have to use for insulation and there is a lot of work to do, but you can easily do it all by yourself, as you’ll see. The easiest way to do this is to apply a sound deadening panel and then use some insulation over the top.

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Soundproof Insulation for Campervan: How to Reduce Noise

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Let’s make one thing clear, right off the bat. I understand perfectly the sheer controversy of even bringing this subject up.

A campervan is your baby, it’s what you use to travel around in style, see the sights of the world while not beholden to any schedules or need to stay at any hotels. Or it might be your way to earn money, to work and to live. Either way, very important.

So, obviously, I get that, as a fellow owner, I’m just one voice among many, advising this and that. Hell, I won’t even pretend my way might be the best single way for you.

There are thousands of different situations and types of campervan to consider when you give this sort of advice. What works for someone will possibly be someone else’s worst options.

That’s why I’ll do my best to give you multiple options or at least instructions that make sure you can modify them and try to make them suit your needs. The focus will be on soundproofing your campervan to avoid noise and also to insulate it, both from too much cold and too much heat.

These techniques might seem like they could be applied elsewhere, and you’d be right. There’s a bit of wisdom in borrowing methods used on houses or RVs and so on.

Overall, we’ll be focusing on soundproofing and insulation, as said before, but there will be some general tips thrown in for good measure. Let’s get started.

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Fuel Pump Making Whining Noise: Reasons Why & How to Quiet It

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Electric or mechanical, a fuel pump is an essential part of all vehicles nowadays. It’s a device that transfers fuel from the gas tank to the engine or carburetor. Once you hear some unusual sounds when your vehicle is operating, like high-pitched whining or buzzing, be sure that something’s wrong with the fuel pump.

When a fuel pump doesn’t work properly, severe damages to the internal car parts may occur, which is why you need to diagnose and fix the issue ASAP.

In this article, I shall tell you more about how the fuel pump actually works, what are the most common reasons for malfunctions, and of course, the most important, how to quiet the pump.

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Dynamat Review: Uses, Installation and Alternatives

dynamat review

I’m the type of person that loves to listen to music while driving. For me, nothing beats being on a road and listening to my favorite band.

The only problem is there is a lot of noise that is interfering with my music such as tire hum, wind, engine whine, vibrations etc. This road noise is irritating and has an impact on how your car audio system sounds like.

Your car is made of metal and because of that acoustics in your car can be pretty bad.

Solution to this problem can be using materials that work like sound deadeners. There are many different brands on the market. One of the best is definitely Dynamat.

Dynamat helped me to keeping the unwanted sounds out of the car.

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