So, you decided to sound deaden your car. But which area to start with? Do you have to soundproof the only one area or the entire car? Let’s get this over! Here is a list of main areas for sound deadening in order of priority:
- floor, wheel arches and firewall
- trunk and trunk lid
Most drivers start sound deadening of their cars with doors. Door soundproofing gives pretty significant results such as reduction of exterior noise, improvement of an audio system and heat insulation. On top of that, doors will shut with a more ear-pleasing sound. However, having covered only doors you won’t feel the complex sound deadening effect.
If you want your engine to sound quieter and minimize the suspension noise, you need to sound deaden the floor, wheel arches and the firewall. Having covered these areas, you will feel the increased output of your car audio system and your engine won’t scare you with a roaring sound.
If exterior noise or squeaks coming from the trunk annoys you the right decision is to sound deaden the trunk and its lid. As a result, you will reduce all wheel and road noise and forget those irritating trunk squeaks. Plus, your speakers will work better, especially at low frequencies.
Roof sound deadening is another thing worth doing. Having covered this area, you will protect yourself from the rain and hail sounds: even in nasty weather your ride will be more comfortable. As the roof is a large space, adding vibration damping and sound deadening materials to it will make your car warmer. In winter your car will warm up faster and cool down slower while in summer it will keep cool inside.
To sum up, it is worth saying that it is better to start sound deadening of your car from doors, the next step is floor, wheel arches and firewall and then we go to trunk, its lid and roof. Each zone you cover with sound deadening material can provide you with a great result!