Is it legal to install a Train Horn?
The simple answer is yes it is legal to install a train horn on your car or truck. The complex answer is that once installed it may not be legal to use your train horn. States and cities have different laws regarding noise variants. These noise restrictions at times make it illegal to use a train horn. Learning about your local laws and regulations will help you to determine if it is permissible to use your train horn where you drive most often.
Which Type of Train Horn Should I Purchase?
With a wide array of options available choosing a train horn can be confusing. Choosing the best train horn is simplified by deciding on what features you are most interested in your horn having. Choices include the volume of the horn, the material that are used in the horns construction, the type of air flow system (including valves and compressors), and the type of sound you prefer (traditional, musical, and pitch.) Once you have decided on the features of your horn you can then determine the brands that offer the features you desire. By narrowing down your options, you can complete research to determine the best brand that offers a product that matches your specifications.
Will I Need a Professional Mechanic to Install My Train Horn Kit?
Whether or not to go to a professional mechanic to have your train horn installed is a personal choice. Train horn kits typically come with detailed instructions for a simple install. Persons who are not mechanically inclined find it most helpful to leave the installation of the train horn to the experts to ensure the train horn is properly installed so you can enjoy the maximum benefits.
If I Choose to Install my Train Horn myself What Do I Need?
A train horn kit comes with all of the components needed to install your train horn. To successfully install your kit all you will need is basic tools. If you purchase a train horn apart from a kit, you will need an air delivery system and mounting devices for the horn.
Will my train horn kit need any ongoing maintenance?
There is no ongoing maintenance required for your train horn. However, at time\’s components may fail, or leaks in the air flow may develop. These are often simple fixes that can be easily done. In the case of rare factory defaults it is important to choose a train horn kit that comes with a warranty.
What about my pre-installed vehicles horn?
Train horns are designed to be used in conjunction with your existing horn. You will not need to remove the existing horn to install a train horn. Additionally you will find that in some cases (such as places that have noise restrictions) you will still want to be able to use your factory installed horn.
Understanding all of the factors in installing a train horn on your car or truck can help you to enjoy your purchase.