What is it?
The exhaust system relies on a sequence of vital parts from the exhaust manifold through the tailpipe where the harmful emissions escape out the back end of the car. To keep the engine sounding like a kitten’s purr, the muffler is positioned in the exhaust system to muffle the thousands of tiny explosions happening inside the engine as it combusts fuel and generates power.
What does it do?
Vehicles with an internal combustion engine rely on an exhaust system for two primary responsibilities: reducing engine noise and moving dangerous gasses away from the cabin. A healthy exhaust system will promote strong engine performance at factory specifications while keeping the engine noise down so that you and your passengers have a comfortable driving experience.
Typical Wear and Tear
An Exhaust System malfunction will likely come alongside warning signs signaling a need for a Exhaust System Service. The interval for maintenance can be modified by:
- Driving habits
- Driving and road conditions
- Vehicle type
- Engine noise is louder
- Vehicle vibration
- Reduced fuel efficiency
- Rattling sounds at the tailpipe
- Smell of rotten eggs or Sulphur
- Check engine light is on