How do you make a car louder for cheap?

I’ve been wanting to modify my car to mimic a muscle car. Part of their appeal is the sound. How can I get that sound without breaking the bank?

Lauren Smith · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
“Modifying your car to mimic a muscle car is a cool project! Luckily, there are several ways to modify the sound of your car.
Mufflers are one of the cheapest ways to change the sound of your car. A performance muffler costs around $80. Some online shops also let you hear the sounds of mufflers so you can find the perfect muscle car sound.
Another option is related to the exhaust system. You can get an exhaust tip that has flared edges, which will alter the sound.
If neither of these options work, consider reaching out to a professional shop that specializes in modifications. They can give you an idea of what will work for your vehicle and the sound you’re after.
However, before starting to modify your car, check your local noise laws. If your vehicle is too loud after modifications, you’ll likely get pulled over constantly and face fines and fees.
If you can modify your car, be sure to protect it! Most
car insurance
policies won’t cover custom equipment or modifications, meaning you’ll need special coverage. You can request quotes for coverage with your current insurance or go to
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