How To Soundproof My Car Interior?

Your car interior soundproofing questions answered by Car Insulation UK. "How do I soundproof my car?", "How to soundproof my car?" and "help soundproofing my car!"
Here you will find expert advice when soundproofing your car along with advice on soundproofing materials that are suitable for soundproofing areas of your car interior.

On this webpage we would like to offer expert advice on how to soundproof your car interior. We have over 10 years experience designing vehicle soundproofing components and car interior soundproofing parts for some of the biggest and most prestigious vehicle brands in the world.  With this page we hope to save you time and money by reducing material requirements and optimising the coverage of the right soundproofing materials in the right applications.

We would like to offer some of the key tips when soundproofing your car interior which we have gained over the years of designing soundproofing insulation parts for automotive and commercial vehicle industries.

1)  Plan you car soundproofing project. Planning your car soundproofing project is the starting point for your car soundproofing project.  A basic plan will help you to estimate timings and soundproofing material requirements, saving you time and money.

  • Decide the areas of the vehicle which require soundproofing and the order which you plan to soundproof them.  Consider the use of one soundproofing material covering multiple areas of the car and if the shapes can be nested together to reduce the amount of material required.

  • Research which car parts will need to removed and how to do this online.  Roughly plan the time it will take to remove the parts. (allow for 15-30 minutes per area cutting and fitting car soundproofing materials)

  • Plan the tools you require to remove the panels of the vehicle. (for cutting and fitting the car soundproofing materials you will only need a sharp knife / scissors and a board or area to cut them)

2) Choosing the right car soundproofing materials for the right areas of the car is the starting point for soundproofing your car.  There are many complex noise issues created within cars which cover most of the acoustic frequency spectrum.  

Usually soundproofing materials are split into three types. (click the links to the relevant categories)

  • Car sound absorption materials: These soundproofing materials reduce the sound energy carried in airborne noise.  Also known as automotive acoustic absorption material.

  • Transmission loss materials: These soundproofing materials act as sound barriers and reduce the amount of noise passing through the material. Also known as automotive acoustic barrier materials.

  • Anti-vibration materials: These soundproofing materials adhere to body panels and stop them acting as a reverberant speaker.

To successfully combat a complex noise issue and soundproof your car you usually require a combination of two or three material types to provide optimum acoustic performance.  

Click this link to find suggestions of materials for different car interior soundproofing applications.

3) Ordering enough soundproofing materials for the job. This is always key to saving time when soundproofing your vehicle.  If you need to remove seating or door cards the last thing you need is to run out of soundproofing material half way through the job and potentially pay shipping fees twice.

  • Consider the roll width of the material when estimating the quantity you require.

  • Consider the shape of the part you will create when fitting your car soundproofing, if the shape is rectangular or triangular could you nest this to reduce the amount of soundproofing material required?

  • Consider if soundproofing material off cuts could be used for different areas of the vehicle?

  • Once you have selected your required soundproofing materials check if you require high performance double sided tape to fit the products.

Part 2 - Receiving your car interior soundproofing material and fitting your car interior soundproofing materials.