Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Road/wind noise from rear of vehicle

asked by on

There is a lot of road/wind noise coming from my vehicle’s rear area. Recently, the tires were replaced, but this noise was present before that. Getting new tires didn’t make any difference. The higher my speed, the louder the sound. I’ve been to two different mechanics (one a dealership) and both told me this is not abnormal. But it is definitely louder than usual. Also, my gas mileage is down 2-3 miles per gallon and that has happened since the road/wind noise started.

A: Hello. It sounds like the weather stripping...

Hello. It sounds like the weather stripping around the cargo area and the rear doors going bad, which would cause an abnormally loud road/wind noise. I would recommend having the weather stripping replaced in the rear of the truck to see if the noise is improved. Have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, complete an inspection to pinpoint why your car is making a noise.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Advice on which type of gas to use

If you look at your fuel gage, it will say "premium fuel only". The vehicle was designed to only run on this fuel. If you try and run the lower grade fuels, you will run the risk of damaging the...

Q: Minivan stalls when slowing down

Hello. You may have a problem with the throttle position sensor, the idle air control valve, or the mass airflow sensor. All of these sensors help monitor and control the air/fuel mixture entering the engine. If that mixture gets imbalanced,...

Q: Shaking at the front end of the car

Saturn became aware of a vibration like you are describing on many of their vehicles and designed a fix for it more than 10 years ago. The fix is described in Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) 00-T-57A. It calls for installing...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...