Most people want their cars to be quiet; they value the peace and quiet that a silent machine provides on the open road. But sometimes, even with all of your windows rolled up and the radio turned off, you can still hear wind rushing past your ears as you drive down the highway. It might surprise you to learn that this is a relatively common occurrence for many drivers, but there are ways to deal with it effectively if you find yourself in this situation. Of course, before we discuss what to do when you hear wind while driving, let’s talk about why this happens in the first place: It’s often due to a manufacturing defect or a problem with your car’s weather stripping or window seals—especially if you’re hearing wind whistling through one specific window.
1. The first thing you should do is roll up your car windows. One of the most common reasons why people hear wind while they are driving is that their windows are open. When you take a look at your vehicle, the windows may look closed. However, there is a chance that one of them is cracked. Go ahead and hit all of the buttons for your windows. Make sure all of your windows are rolled up in your car. If one of them is still cracked, then you have your answer.
2. You can reduce the draftiness in your car by installing weatherstripping. This can help block out wind from openings in your car such as doors or windows. You’ll have to figure out where the wind is coming from first. Then, you can install some weatherstripping to block it out. If you are having trouble figuring out where the wind is coming from, you may want to call a professional who can perform a comprehensive inspection on your car. A professional will be able to tell you where the wind is coming from and then give you advice about how to block it out with some weatherstripping.
3. If the weather is windy, there’s a chance your car doors are damaged. Your car doors need to be in good shape in order to create a tight seal when you close them. If your doors have been damaged in any way, they may not be able to keep the wind out of your vehicle. Perhaps someone previously hit your car with a rock. You may have scraped something with your car and not realized it. There are plenty of reasons why your car doors might have gotten damaged, and you need to take it in to a mechanic so they can check it out for you.
4. If you want to reduce the noise in your car, next option is to install deadening mats. These are specific mats designed to absorb sound from the outside world. You can buy extra floor mats for your vehicle and choose ones that will prevent the floor of your car from getting stained and also prevent it from getting too noisy. There are plenty of options available—consult an expert who can help you compare the benefits and drawbacks of each option. You need to find mats that fit on the floor of your vehicle while also absorbing noise from the outside world.
5. Cracking glass is a common reason for hearing wind in your car, particularly if you have had a recent accident and the glass has been replaced. Wind noise from cracked glass can be annoying and distracting while driving, leading to unsafe driving conditions and accidents. If you are experiencing problems with wind noise due to cracks in your car’s glass, contact professionals immediately so we can assess the damage and schedule an appointment for repairs or replacement.