Good car sound effects include sounds of cars idling, honking, squeaking, coming to a sudden stop, or burning tires on a start. The audio depictions of car collisions occurring at various speeds are also sound effects that are commonly used and easily found.
Other less commonly used car sound effects include those of a car going through a car wash and a traffic jam. In addition to these generic car sound effects, there are also sound effects for specific makes and models of many vehicles. These types of sound effects can show the different characteristics of the vehicle, particularly the sound of the engine.
Car sound effects may either be captured from real-world situations or from computer-generated sources. Sound effects that come from computers may have more flexibility and can be manipulated to change the volume, pitch or length of the sound effect.