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.Continue reading
Do you have a truck? Are you sick of all the road loud sounds while driving? Then you’re in the right place.
Disturbing sound can come from various places, highway traffic can be too loud, things in your trailer can go all around the place hitting the wall and engine.
While most of the people think this is just annoying, we know that it can be very distracting. Believe it or not, I have a friend who almost got into an accident because of the noise in his truck cab.
Well, going on the short trip is not that problematic. But if you are constantly on the road, with journeys of several hours or more, then this noise might be your worst nightmare. Not only that it is annoying, but it can potentially cause some hearing problems.
So, for example, if you have children to drive to school, or a baby, these noises can be really frightening, especially if your vehicle’s motor is naturally loud.
Well, no matter what’s the reason behind, you can always deal with the problem. But first of all, you need to know the cause of the problem.
There are several reasons that might affect your peace during the drive.Continue reading
Do you find your car exhaust annoying as it suddenly went extremely loud? Or did you buy a car with a loud exhaust but then had a change of heart?
Well, quieting it shouldn’t be such a problem.
It happened to me several times in my life, and every single one of them was unpleasant. I felt like everyone was staring at me for producing such noise in the traffic.
It’s not just annoying because you are hearing the loud sound, but also it reminds you all the time that something is broken on your car.
So, basically, when you know nothing about the exhaust, this might be a quite big problem for you. But, nevertheless, it’s quite easy fixing it. There are some cheap methods, and there are those a bit more permanent that will require a bit more time and effort.
Following these steps, you will be able to make your exhaust quieter on both levels, inside and outside of the car.
Now, let’s see some of the best methods to make your car exhaust quieter.Continue reading
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