Have you ever wondered why the quality of your sound system changes depending on how fast you’re driving? When you’re sitting in the parking lot listening to Lil Wayne, everything sounds great. As soon as you hit the road though, things start to get a little fuzzy.

By the time you hit the freeway, you have to turn up the volume just to hear the announcer speak. Between traffic, road conditions, and the general acoustics of your car, the road noise can overwhelm the audio you are experiencing.

What is Road Noise?

Road noise is a mish-mash of detrimental environmental effects interfering with the quality of your car’s sound system. It comes from a lot of places, the hum of your tires, your engine, the wind, etc. and most of it has to do with vibration.

How Do You Get Rid of It?

Getting rid of road noise isn’t easy – unless you’re handy with a toolbox. Eliminating road noise requires the installation of sound-dampening materials in key areas around your car. These sound-deadening materials work by absorbing the noise-causing vibrations, eliminating speaker resonance, and helping to mute excessive ambient sounds coming from outside the vehicle. There are several options when looking at sound-deadening your vehicle when looking to add the additional element of separation from the cabin of the vehicle and the road. In application making adjustments to the undercarriage makes a big impact on the reduction, but is also the most invasive in the process of installation. Other considerations include the doors and side panels. This process is all about separation from the road noise.

OEM Audio Plus

Road noise is irritating no matter what kind of audio equipment you have in your car, even if it’s stock. (Of course, if you’re going to go through with installing sound-dampening materials in your vehicle, it helps to have a quality audio set up to begin with.)

Taking all the factors into consideration, sound-deadening is not required to experience the guaranteed signature sound reproduction accomplished with one of our Sound Solutions. OEM Audio plus Acoustic Engineers tune with your factory insolation in mind – and yes, we fully consider real-world speeds and the surrounding environment.

If you drive a Toyota, Subaru, or Scion and you want a top of the line sound system, OEM Audio Plus is second-to-none. We specialize in the design and installation of OEM-grade, vehicle-specific sound systems. Our sound systems are limited to certain makes and models is because our acoustic engineers have spent thousands of hours designing, prototyping, and testing, sound systems based on the specific acoustics that exist within the interior of a vehicle – we’re not a “one size fits all” shop. At OEM Audio Plus, we guarantee you won’t find a better quality sound system for the price.