An exhaust system is usually a piping used to guide reaction exhaust gases away from a controlled combustion inside an engine. The system conveys burnt gases from the engine and includes one or more exhaust pipes. There are different types of exhaust systems and depending on the system design, the exhaust gas may flow through at least one or more of the following:

-Cylinder hear and exhaust manifold

-A Turbocharger

-A catalytic converter to reduce air pollution

-A muffler

     An Exhaust is carefully designed to carry toxic and noxious gases away from the users of the machine. Indoor generators and furnaces can quickly fill an enclosed space with poisonous exhaust gases. With all these components, how does an exhaust system work? Good question. As your car emits fumes, the exhaust manifolds harness the gasses into the system. At this point, your car’s catalytic converter takes charge. It takes the gases in the system, analyzes them, and transforms them into matter that is either less harmful or not harmful at all. Because this is such a noisy process, your vehicle’s muffler is what will help keep this quiet. All the gases that are left exit your car through the tail pipe.

     If you need your exhaust system repaired, look out for the amount of noise that your car will make. It will begin to sound much more unpleasant if your muffler is out of sorts. Another sign is having to stop at the gas station more frequently. The exhaust system will affect your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Once you begin to suspect that you may need exhaust systems, give us a call as soon as possible so that we can schedule you and evaluate your situation. Feel free to schedule online or give us a call.

Pictured: A diagram of the parts of a standard exhaust system.

Pictured: A diagram of the parts of a standard exhaust system.