3 Ways to Easily Fix Roof Rack Wind Noise That's Easy to Ignore
Roof racks become an ideal choice for adding storage space when the car's storage space is not enough to accommodate the required items during a road trip. However, at the same time, roof racks can also pose annoying wind noise problems. At speeds above 70 mph, roof racks create a loud wind noise that becomes especially harsh as the speed increases, which can be distracting to the driver and embarrassing to other passengers in the car. Therefore, according to the feedback of most users, and reference to a large number of related information, after experimental testing and verification, we have come up with three easy-to-ignore but can easily solve the roof rack wind noise method.
How does the wind noise of the roof rack arise?
Wind noise is generated when air moves at a certain speed around an object of a specific shape and hits that object at a specific angle. The extent of wind noise depends on the shape of the part of the roof rack exposed to the wind, the angle at which the air hits the rack, and the speed at which the air flows. Driving style and the design of the roof rack itself can have an effect on all three of these factors.
How do you solve annoying wind noise?
When it comes to solving this problem, people often consider using additional equipment to reduce or eliminate wind noise, such as purchasing an aerodynamic roof rack or installing a roof rack windshield. However, here are three tiny ways that are often overlooked, but are very practical:
1. Is your roof rack installed correctly?
Check that your roof rack is correctly fitted: Have you rechecked that all the screws and bolts are correctly tightened before you set off on your journey? Loose or missing fittings can cause rattling and vibration, which can increase wind noise. Therefore, make sure you install the roof rack correctly before hitting the road.
2. Installation is fine but this method is worth noting!
Pay attention to the way items are placed: when placing items on the roof rack, distribute them evenly to avoid one side being too heavy and the other too light, which is not only unsafe but also increases wind noise and reduces carrying capacity. Therefore, it is recommended that heavier items be placed in the middle of the roof rack to equalize weight and reduce wind resistance.
3. In addition to purchasing a wind deflector/ fairing, try EVA foam!
Try EVA foam: In addition to purchasing wind deflectors/fairings for wind noise reduction, you can also add EVA foam at the mounting points, which is a simple and affordable method. This is a simple and affordable way to absorb vibration and reduce noise. We recommend choosing EVA foam with a thickness of 3mm to 5mm. This method has been tested and proven by our customers to significantly reduce most wind noise.
To summarize, despite our many efforts and attempts, we cannot completely eliminate wind noise from roof racks. We can only try to minimize wind noise through various methods to achieve a relatively comfortable driving experience. The three methods mentioned above are the ones we usually tend to ignore but are very important. I hope this article is helpful to you.