The Secret to Turn a Normal Car into a Luxury Car – Sound Proofing
The Secret to Turn a Normal Car into a Luxury Car – Sound Proofing


rev up your engines, today I’m going to show
you how you can make your car quieter now when I was a young mechanic, first
thing I wondered was, why are some cars a lot noisier than others, and it turns
out a lot has to do with the insulation that they either put in the car or in the
cheaper cars, didn’t put hardly any at all in, now here’s an example, we’re
going to drive my wife’s Lexus and see what the decibel is driving around, I’m
driving around I’m going to do a little minimum and maximum to see what the
average sound, is driving around a neighborhood here, well the minimum was
forty one point seven, and the maximum was forty eight point zero, and now we’ll
check out this Toyota Matrix, it has very little insulation in it, and here we go,
and here you can see the minimum is forty five point eight, and the maximum
was sixty eight point nine, a lot louder car, now a lot of that noise comes from a
lack of insulation and the matrix, inside the door panels, no real insulation, also
tell from the outside, listen to this you hear the echo, but on the Lexus, you
can hear it’s a much more solid sound it’s not as tinny, because there’s
insulation inside, but guess what you can add insulation to your car, I
found this company Dr. Artex of Singapore, they’ve been doing sound
deadening stuff for decades and they really know their stuff, they have
various layers of insulation and soundproofing that you can add to your
vehicle, now for things like the inside of your trunk, they have this very good
thick lace stuff that fits in it compresses fine, and it’ll really quiet
noise down for when you’re driving down the road, especially at highway speeds
will you get a lot of tire noise and other car vibration noises, it is
self-adhesive backing, so it sticks on pretty good and of course realize this
isn’t a two-second job putting insulation in, in this case, you got to
take the whole plastic panel off, then you get isopropyl alcohol, clean it all
off all the metal, and then stick the insulation on, and cut it to make sure
it fits, of course putting it up inside here is an easier
job, because it’s all in the open, and of course the trunks are easy to do, this
being a Lexus, it already has it in there it was made that way, and to do all the
doors of course you have to take the door panel off, then you cut the insulation to
fit inside, and put it on the skin on the far side to keep noise down while
you’re driving, and true fanatics they’ll even take it off on the top of the car
inside and take the liner out put insulation in and then put the liner
back on to make it even quieter and they’ll also remove the seats, and the carpeting, and
then they’ll stick the bottom insulation on, now you can’t have really thick
insulation in the bottom, so that’s this metallic stuff, it’s a lot thinner, you
strip it down to the bare metal, then you cut all these pieces, put them in all the
nooks and crannies, then put the carpets and the seats back on,
yes it’s labor-intensive, but if you want a quiet car, hey this is the way to go, if
you’ve ever seen those lowrider cars with the giant mega bass in the trunk,
the cheap ones, you hear them rattle like mad, but the good ones, they use all this
sound insulation in the trunk and all over the car and it doesn’t rattle it’s
got a crisp sound yes it’s loud, but this keeps it from rattling,
now I just did the inside of the doors and the trunk on this matrix, let’s see
what a difference that makes, we’ll turn on a decibel meter, and now the minimum
is 36.3 and the maximum is fifty four point one, so both readings are lower, so
if you want a quieter car or if you’re an audiophile and you want your sound
system to sound as crisp as possible inside the car, you might want to try
some of this Dr. Artex sound insulation out, and since this is
mechanic Monday, I’m giving away some of this Dr. Artex sound insulation,
just place a clean non offensive comment on the YouTube comments below and the
winner will be randomly chosen by a computer, sadly cats are not allowed to
apply, so if you never want to miss another one
of my new car repair videos, remember to ring that Bell!

100 thoughts on “The Secret to Turn a Normal Car into a Luxury Car – Sound Proofing”

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  2. UMSF Mercenary says:

    Hello, Scotty Kilmer. I am a rideshare driver and watched your video to the end. I am NOT a cat, and would like to try to get that offer, for two cars.

  3. Rusty Brigz says:

    Clean non-offensive comment

  4. Thiago Watanabe says:

    why do u sound like morty? from rick and morty

  5. Jager Gerg says:

    I’m going to wrap my Girlfriends mouth in it, hopefully this will work

  6. Dwayne Cheeke says:

    Love you videos , very informative 👍🏼

  7. the shark says:

    Look for kil mat on ebay. Cheat and works really good

  8. Daniel Than says:

    You can’t buy this in the us…

  9. Eli Campos says:

    You're awesome

  10. mohamad saleh says:

    And now I know why my friend Nissan Altima is more quieter than my Tahoe.

  11. Waseem Alhasan says:

    I may instill it in my car.

  12. Nathan Wells says:

    This is especially good for us subwoofer guys. That way it's good bass but not shitty bass.

  13. Franco Alfaro says:

    SCOTTY!!!!! I would like your cat included in the deal. Can you make it happen?…. 🤣

  14. Chicken hard Sushi says:

    Also a 4 cylinder matrix vibrates/ louder than v6 lexus

  15. Luke Wayt says:

    But Scotty, my cats really wanted to apply.

  16. *HARD* *PLACE* says:

    Im so glad i found your page!

  17. FlowtnWitWalden says:

    Scotty, years ago someone told me to line the panels in the car with GAF StormGuard. It's a rubber leak barrier about 1/4" thick used in roofing with a peal and stick adhesive – readily available in Home Depot. When I re-roofed my work shed I covered the entire roof with it prior to shingling (pros only cover the first 3' from gutter) can't believe how quiet it is in there now and I live right next to a busy highway. Next it's going in my Civic project.

  18. Ahmad Melhem says:

    And that will take long process to do

  19. Joe Santa Maria says:

    Clean non offensive comment

  20. Jonas Pettersson says:

    Scotty? DO you drive your car with your ears on the passangers seat?

  21. Victor Ortiz says:

    Thank you Scotty! I’m already ordering some sound deadening material for my 300!

  22. Ste P says:

    Yeah man I went to Woodstock years ago and now I have to speak very loudly, can you hear meeee!!!

  23. Lawrence Taylor says:

    In my last car, I spent a pile of money on various glue-on mats, foam in the doors, etc. It hardly made any difference. But then I switched the tires, which made it so quiet I found myself speeding all the time at first.

  24. shsv81661 says:

    This insulation isn’t flammable is it?

  25. Ian Ffield says:

    Works great for hybrid and electric cars, where the gas engine isn't drowning out the road noise.

  26. yzd says:

    Wtf my phone speaker broke from the yelling……

  27. SwimSuit Gym says:

    6.5k comments im 6501

  28. JY Lim says:

    Too bad my mom keeps on talking inside.. Dont need em insulations

  29. JeroneD says:

    Thanks for the heads up! I have a 2013 Ford Taurus SEL and ive noticed a lot more wind noise from my rear door area

  30. allan campbell says:

    Thank you for the good info

  31. Bobby Clemente says:

    No manufacturer needs BETTER insulation than Honda. The road noise is redonkulous! My mom's 2018 Accord sounds like a 1979 Civic on the highway. Do something about this, HONDA!!!

  32. Mr Gonzo says:

    A clean non offensive comment

  33. Michael H says:

    Rather have a lighter faster car….

  34. Jordan Behm says:

    scotty mentions how good a manufacturer is
    manufacturer’s stock skyrockets

  35. James says:

    My car is noisy and if I could make it quieter would be great .

  36. Chemical Spore says:

    I can't wait to turn my Camaro into a luxury car

  37. .period says:

    Show the work you guys did to install it? Oh you can’t? Cause it didnt happen and you just made low sounds to change the digital reader ?

  38. chris ramirez says:

    Ima def. need this for my sound system!

  39. David Dey says:

    I heard putting that stuff down could cause corrosion eventually

  40. Gregory Morillo says:

    Yeah sure ima definitely do this at home now Scottie wanna do it for me I’ll drive to you now !!!

  41. Melinda Hart says:

    That “sounds” great!!!

  42. dmascorro76 says:

    yay! hope i win!

  43. Usman QURESHI says:

    Very effective thank you for the lovely information.

  44. Mathew Kulkewycz says:

    Earplugs work too. Minimises partner noises and babies. No labour. Only when you get home, when you are in trouble.

  45. joueboy M says:

    I would have thought Scotty will shut his mouth while doing the testing 😂. It’s unbelievable car manufacturers cannot stick this couple cents item while they’re assembling these cars. They’re cheap and easy to install at the factory but they just decide to select few and stick a luxury brand logo on it and charges couple thousand more. No wonder why car industry is a dying business. Funny how GPS nav still an optional feature and entertainment system that cost thousands more. Still cheaper to buy 2 iPads for you kids for them to use while traveling. SMH!

  46. Paul A says:

    Im conservative but I would have a hard time deciding between Trump and Tulsi.

  47. jigga what jigga who says:

    I'll just buy me a luxury car…. LMFAOO

  48. thugbir singh says:

    2:02 Then you take isopropyl alcohol
    phhisshhkk* 😂😂

  49. GAS GRASS OR A$$ says:

    Can mechanics do this cuz that's too much labor I'd rather pay somebody to do it lol

  50. UnboxViews says:

    The noise is scotty yelling eco going thru the neighborhood

  51. Dreamy says:

    This is pretty cool.

  52. HeadTurn Net says:

    Actually if the interior noise level is within 65 dB at 70 mph it’s considered pretty quiet already. I highly doubt with only the doors and trunk treated the noise level could go down by a whopping 10dB.

  53. Mike Schiavoni says:

    Doubling up your floor mats lowers road noise.

  54. Prehistorik Caveman says:

    lack of insulation in the matrix 😂😂

  55. K.S. Mata says:

    I enjoy Scotty's so-called yelling. It's comforting, reminds me of our house growing up. Similar to the Sicilian household, Andalucians can also sound like their having an argument when they're really just having a normal conversation.

  56. layton jackson says:

    Cool vid Scott!

  57. Black Ops VII says:

    Did I win 😐

  58. HarrisonCountyStudio says:

    Great idea

  59. Preventer-Wind says:

    I love you man thanks for the tips safes me ever day man …

  60. Mick Jager says:

    I have a 2003 focus wagon and it has horrendous noise from the back. I don't think there is any kind of insulation between the rear wheel finders and the interior panel. plus there's some kind of square hole on both sides that has a panel piece over it but both are coming loose. Man it's just a roar driving on the highway. I've actually thought of just spraying for expanding foam in that space. Car has 186K miles so I'll probably do nothing!

  61. indianrunner70 says:

    you make most noise.. can you soundproof yourself a little?

  62. Bradley Greeger says:

    I'll take all the sound proofing I can get. I do enjoy your videos BTW. now did I win? Lol. I never win. Thanks for the company info though.

  63. TheKayIsNice says:

    Aye Scotty you better blow them leaves out the trunk lol 🙂 I love your videos dude thank you for the great idea how primitive of me to not think of this!

  64. Baran MK6 says:

    Sound detonation is just too much weight, if anything remove all that

  65. Mike Primeaux says:

    Thanks for this video! I'm wanting to do my miata in hopes of toning it down a bit.

  66. M Pierre says:

    Scotty, I have a'96 chevy caprice that would definitely use your sound deading sheets!!!

  67. Booneale The official says:

    Bmw is fun to drive but expensive to live with but that’s okay, I signed up for it

  68. Troy S says:

    This is NOT what you want to do if you have tinnitus!

  69. Timothy Montess13 says:

    I could really use this for when im talking to customers on the phone in my ion

  70. Ulises Zeferinojaramillo says:

    Love your Channel Scotty!!

  71. rodolfoj25 says:

    Scotty thank you for sharing your experience with us sir

  72. Tyrone Tripod says:

    I can vouch for this. I test drove a 2006 mercedes and it was the quietest car ive ever been in, especially compared back to back same day to nissan 370 z and nissan altima
    the 370 z sounded like it has no sound deadening at all, the altima was in between and

    the nissan altima was hallf the km and priced right so i bought it

  73. Delco Driver says:

    Want a quiet car, leave your girl at home

  74. Jawad Haq says:

    Is it worth sound insulating a Miata?

    It's a joke

  75. Craig Sekowski says:

    What a cat-astrophe

  76. Lawrence D Tandaha says:

    Can you sing a song from Rod Stewart pls.

  77. Christopher Frost says:

    I really like this tip Scotty. Cats do not qualify! So go cats, eat Scotty's rats for cryin' out loud.

  78. Ricky Zamora says:

    Great vid🔥

  79. penzman says:

    2013 Matrix, the noise is the only thing I dislike.

  80. eagle clan says:

    Everyone wants to be a comedian

  81. Tony the poodle Blair says:

    What’s the DB of your voice and your farts scotty?

  82. James Eldridge says:

    What?! My cat is dissapointed. He really wants the sound deadner he says

  83. oscar zamora-bautista says:

    Let's see how this goes. I wonder how much that's gonna cost. Seems like a cool upgrade

  84. Ceazdoesit says:

    Can dogs apply????

  85. Swaran Bains says:

    Most ppl I know take their soundproofing out for weight reduction – 2 different worlds haha

  86. N2P GAMING says:

    Scotty is fuking awesome

  87. Tom Tom says:

    Your voice is like chicken screeming

  88. Errk2G says:

    I love kats.

  89. Andrius M says:

    Funny: Opel Ascona made in 1985 (european J-Car) already had insulation on floor, on bottom of the trunk and on door panels. Interesting how american Chevrolets, Pontiacs and Buicks were isolated.

  90. munnypoltric says:

    all this time i saw your thumbnails, i didnt realise your videos would be funny

  91. Muon Neutrino says:

    Just coat the interior of your car with expanding spray foam. That’ll quiet it down & make it warmer in winter.

  92. Joel Larson says:

    I love all of your videos! they're easy to follow, with good tips and GREAT info!

  93. bryan santiago says:

    Put a comment on another video about this just to find it now. Haha

  94. Legit says:

    Can’t find foam stuff

  95. Joshua Vega says:

    Love your educational videos gonna make my charger rt quieter, thanks Scotty

  96. Methstang says:

    Great videos keep them coming

  97. Jas says:

    Great video

  98. Hien Tran says:

    Does anyone know how much one is expected to pay to have this done at a body shop? I have a 2014 Ford Escape.

  99. Amir Dahan says:

    “68.9” we were this close

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