Hearing road noise while driving is entirely normal, but when the noise becomes noticeably loud, even with music on, then there may be some auto glass problems you have on your hands.
Damaged or improper installation of auto glass can lead to an excessive amount of road noise. Some of the most common reasons are:
Improper windshield replacement
Have you heard any rattling when you drive over bumps and potholes? Did you recently have your windshield replaced? If you answer yes to both, there is a good chance the glass is not sealed correctly to your vehicle. When you get your windshield replaced, the technicians use an adhesive to secure the glass to the frame. If not done correctly, it allows a small amount of air to pass between the glass and the car’s frame. It can also cause the glass to wobble.
Suppose you are unsure if your windshield is installed correctly. Bring it into an auto glass shop such as Easy Auto Glass. If your windshield is loose, you must schedule an appointment to repair the glass correctly. The windshield is what protects you on the road.
Misaligned Side Windows
If you have misaligned side windows, you can hear a hissing sound when you drive. Your side windows can become misaligned with prolonged use, such as rolling your windows up and down. Or if you have an older car. The windows may move slightly and get a little off their track, out of their regular alignment. Occasionally, rocks or debris make their way inside the window, throwing the glass off its alignment. If your doors are fully closed, and you hear a hissing sound, your windows could be the problem.