How loud are car hornblasters? That is the question you might be asking yourself. It’s a common question that many people have asked us in the past, so we wanted to give some insight on how they work and how loud they actually are. There is a lot of information out there about how much noise these horns make, we will cover everything you need to know about how loud your horn should be!

How is the hornblaster sound mesured?

Horns are measured in decibels, the next obvious question is, what is a decibel? A decibel is a unit of measurement for sound, the average human ear can hear sounds from 0 to 120 dB. As you get closer and closer to noise levels over 150dB your ears start to feel pain as it’s just too loud! The higher the number on your device is going to be the louder your horn will be.

How many decibels is a real train horn?

Car horns and train horns are measured differently because of their size, a train horn is much bigger and can create more noise. Train horns are typically between 110-140 decibels in sound level! They may sound very similar but completely different levels.

How loud is a standard car horn?

This is one of the most popular questions when getting your first hornblaster. Most horns emit around 110-115 decibels, which is pretty loud! It’s important to make sure that your horn is as loud as it can be so that you can safely and effectively communicate with other drivers on the road.

Are truck hornblasters legal?

This is not a question we can answer for you, it depends on what state or country you live in. We always recommend checking your local and national laws before purchasing anything like this to ensure that they are legal where you reside. In most cases, though these horns should be fine as long as the sound levels stay within the maximum allowed decibel range.

On the other hand, train horns are illegal because they are specifically designed to be a loud warning at railroad crossings to help prevent accidents.

What are some benefits of having a hornblaster?

There are many benefits to having a hornblaster on your vehicle. These horns can increase the safety of you and those around you while driving, they help get attention when in need, and some people just like how loud they sound!

The only real downside we have found is that some states may not allow them or require certain decibel levels. If you are unsure about your state or country’s laws, always check first!

Are car hornblasters expensive?

A car horn kit can range in price depending on the options that you choose. The average cost of a horn is around $200-2,000 for most decibel ranges, but they do come with different prices based on their style and type. And it is recommended you pay a professional installer to get it done right.

The difference between air horn vs train horn

Train horns are larger and emit more noise than air horns. They also have a different sound, train horns typically have a deeper tone that is easily distinguishable from car horns. Air horns are smaller and can be installed on any vehicle, they also have a higher-pitched sound that is commonly mistaken for a standard car horn.

The history of the car horn

The first horn used to be attached by a wire and was called the Yooter, it would hang outside of your car so that drivers could use their voice as well. The next step in car horns were mechanical bells that had metal tongues on them, these were installed inside of your vehicle and didn’t sound all that great! It wasn’t until the 1920s that electric horns were installed inside of cars to make them sound better.

In Conclusion

Now that you know how loud a car horn should be, it’s important to find the right one for you! We have a wide variety of horns kits with different gallon air tank sizes and sounds to choose from so you can find the perfect fit for your vehicle, motorcycle, and boat. Check out our selection today and see how much louder your car can be! You can even experience sound samples in our Miami Shop.

At Miami Power Wheels we only represent the best brands on the market and we are proud to work with the very best in the industry HornBlaster. Our team will set up the loudest horn kits to include everything you’ll need to install train horns on your car, SUV, truck, or other vehicles with a 12V power source!