Your exhaust system is more than a muffler. Your exhaust system has two main functions for your car. The first is to dampen or silence excess engine noise. The second is to control the emissions of your vehicle and route exhaust fumes out of your car (out of a pipe located on the backend of the car). The system is made up of multiple components like the exhaust manifold, catalytic converter, the muffler and multiple pipes of varying sizes. In some ways, a car’s exhaust system works like a chimney on your house, directing the byproducts from burning fuel away from the people inside. A car’s exhaust system routes waste gases from the engine to the rear of the car, where they are discharged into the atmosphere.
When Should I Have my Exhaust System Looked At?
In some cases will be fairly obvious to know if your exhaust system has a problem as the sound your car emits will increase considerably. This could mean that there is an hole in the components meant to silence the noise. Be aware that this could also turn into a legal issue as cars over a certain decibel level can be cited by the police. Another sign that the exhaust system is failing is increased emissions exiting the back of your car. This spells issues having to do with the catalytic converter and could result in a failed state inspection.
How We Can Help
If you are experiencing any of these signs come in today so we can look at the underlying causes of the issue. We will inspect your entire exhaust system and make any necessary replacements of defective parts and components. We even offer a lifetime guarantee on Walker mufflers. So don’t wait if you are having an exhaust problem, come into Tilden of Huntington today!