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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Breaking glass is always loud and it can attract unwanted attention, especially when you’re locked out of your home and the only way to get in is to break the window.
Your neighbors might call the police and report that a break-in is happening and you don’t want this.
Another scenario might be that you’re locked in your car and you must break the car window to escape but someone might think you’re stealing the car.
Either way, you’ll want to break the glass as quietly as possible to prevent anyone from suspecting you’re doing something illegal.
Today we’re going to go through some effective methods of breaking glass without bringing any attention.Continue reading
Are you tired of hearing that same loud noise of your Jeep Wrangler? Even though it’s fun to hear it, and leaves an impression of a strong machine, sometimes it just becomes annoying.
Or just maybe you need to drive your toddler who can easily get scared of loud noises.
Of course, it’s not only the machine sound that is a problem. There can be a lot of noises coming from outside of the car as traffic can sometimes be really loud.
In those occasions, instead of horns of other drivers annoying you, you can simply turn the volume up of your favorite song and enjoy it while protected from outdoor noise.
Well, no matter what’s the reason behind, there are some ways to soundproof your Jeep Wrangler in few simple steps. All you need to do is follow this guide steps and get rid of that annoying noise.
Let’s get through them together.Continue reading
There comes a time in a person’s life when car keys are left in the car, all alone and abandoned. And then, the car auto-locks, and then you can’t unlock it without using the keys, and then you’re left with only two options – call the experts, or break your car window.
In case option 1 does not work for whatever reason, or if you’re simply in that big of a hurry to retrieve your keys/save a child from an overheated car left under the scorching sun by a particularly negligent parent, breaking the car window is a necessary evil.
Without a doubt, breaking a car window can be a messy and noisy business in any scenario, and we’re here to help you out with just that: eliminating noise while breaking your car window!Continue reading
Sometimes, when you are walking down the street, or playing with your kid on the playground, it might happen to hear some unpleasant noise that causes ear pain (for being so loud) coming from the motorcycle.
Now, put yourself in those parents’ view. If your motorcycle exhaust is quite loud, that may provoke some strange looks into your direction.
As you may already know, the main factors that produce the motorcycle’s sound are those related to its exhaust system. Some motorcycles are naturally loud, made to show-off the power and strength of the motor.
On the other hand, if you don’t have a motorcycle that costs more than $3000, then most probably your exhaust is just leaking.
However, both of these situations are quite annoying, but the second one even more than the first one.
There are few easier solutions to the problem that you have. They are kind of cheap, and in most of the cases easy to do by yourself.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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!Continue reading
This is the latest innovation in car manufacturing. An acoustic windshield is designed to minimize the noise you hear while driving.
Regardless of what is around you, this windshield will limit the noise level and help you enjoy a quiet and safe driving experience.
It is made of additional layers of insulation that are soundproof. In between these layers, there are two additional layers. One is a standard Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) and the other one is made of acoustic PVB. This helps make the cabin of the vehicle very quiet.Continue reading
In order to make your car soundproof and negate most of the vibrations created by the engine and other parts of the car, you can use different products.
They can make your driving sessions be much more enjoyable because you will be able to listen to your favorite music, talk to your friends or even just drive in complete silence if you want.
One of the best brands for sound dampening products is definitely SoundSkins, with its history of high-quality products and services.
Today, I’ll talk about some of the best products SoundSkins offers, as well as compare it to one of its biggest competitors, Dynamat.Continue reading