How can I fix bass rattle in my car?

I recently installed some new speakers and a subwoofer in my car. However, the car shakes and rattles a bit more than I’d like. Is there a way to fix the bass rattle in my car?

Jack Walsh · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
A new sound system sounds awesome! Bass rattle is a common issue in upgraded sound systems, but fortunately, you can easily fix the bass rattle in your car.
The easiest way to fix the bass rattle in your car is to adjust the bass frequency using the equalizer or an amplifier with more advanced settings. However, if this doesn’t solve the problem, you need to determine the source of vibration. Typically, the vibration will come from:
  • Trunk
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Hoodliner
  • License plates
Once you’ve identified the source, you can:
  • Tighten the panels in the problematic area. You can tighten the screws or bolts holding the panels or license plates in place using the appropriate tools.
  • Purchase and install a sound deadener to the vibrating or shaking area. Sound deadeners are typically mats that help absorb the sound and have an adhesive back for easy installation.
Additionally, if you want to ensure your new sound system is adequately protected, you should add
sound system coverage
to your car insurance policy.
And, if you want to ensure you’re not overpaying for coverage, you should use the
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