Catalytic converters eventually
wear out and need to be replaced. They’re expensive so
you want to help them last as long as possible by keeping the
fuel system clean and replacing your air filter.
These components need to be tested for function with an
emissions test from time to time.
And that leaves the muffler. The beauty of getting a new muffler
is that you can suit your taste: Some want whisper quiet and
others like a little rumble and some like a roar when they
cruise down our area highways.
Your exhaust system is more than a muffler. In some ways it
works like a chimney in your house, directing the byproducts of
burning fuel away from the people inside. The exhaust system
also controls noise and funnels the dangerous carbon monoxide
away from the passenger. Your exhaust system also incorporates
a catalytic converter which Is used to control harmful emissions
generated by the burning of fuel. The exhaust system also
provides a certain amount of back pressure that is required by
the engine to improve its fuel burning efficiency and increase
low RPM performance. Key components of your exhaust system
Designed specifically for each model, this pipe is used to
properly route exhaust to the back of the vehicle.
Acting like a funnel, the exhaust manifold collects the gases
from all cylinders and releases them through a single opening.
Some engines have two exhaust manifolds.
The catalytic converter reduces harmful emissions and transforms
pollutants into water vapor and other less harmful gases.
The muffler is a metal container with holes, baffles, and
chambers that reduces exhaust noise.
The resonator works with the muffler to reduce noise.
Found at the back of the car, the tail pipe carries exhaust
gases away from the vehicle.
Contact our Medina professionals for complete
exhaust system repairs.